I’m off to Panama to visit my brother and my dad. At this precise moment I’m sitting in American flight#959 waiting in the plane. We’ve been waiting for 2 hours to depart (the flight takes 2.5 hours so even with a strong tail wind we’ll arrive really late).
Why are we late departing? Because a passenger who had checked 2 bags didn’t show up. So they have to pull the bags. But they don’t know where the bags are in the cargo hold. and guess what? I’ll bet they are identifying the bag by the passenger’s name on the little luggage tag.
One more question: do you think it’s possible the passenger put someone else’s name on the checked luggage? Nah! That would be a rather large security hole. And we are really good at airport security, don’t you think?