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Your Bag's Journey and How it Gets Lost

Episode 1 ·

In this very first episode, Andrew introduces himself and the podcast, and then talks about ash trays and the best day of the week to buy a plane ticket. He then takes you through the journey of your checked luggage and talks about how your bag gets lost.

  • Why do brand-new planes still have ash trays? Airlines in the United States are even required by regulation to have them on their planes. We talk about why you will still find ash trays on planes, despite the fact that smoking has been banned on planes for a long time.

  • What is the best day of the week to buy a plane ticket? Traditionally, Tuesday has been the best day to get a deal, but this may no longer be the case. Learn more about how the day of the week affects your ticket price.

  • Your checked baggage goes on a marvelous and complex journey, often more complicated than that of its owner. Sometimes though, bags end up delayed or lost, creating an inconvenient and frustrating situation for passengers. For this episode’s main segment, Andrew explores the fascinating journey of your checked bag and looks at how bags end up getting lost.

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