No More Free Luggage Carts At SDQ

jd426

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So wait , I dont get it , sorry if I am slow.
You feel you got out FASTER and Smoother because you PAID for a Cart , or you used a PORTER +a Cart ?
I know you did not mention using a porter ,but you said you passed all the OTHER people who had to have to get their bags Scanned ??
 
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Big

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So wait , I dont get it , sorry if I am slow.
You feel you got out FASTER and Smoother because you PAID for a Cart , or you used a PORTER +a Cart ?
I know you did not mention using a porter ,but you said you passed all the OTHER people who had to have to get their bags Scanned ??
I am curious as well, I always use a porter and they escort me to ground transportation.
 

johne

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So wait , I dont get it , sorry if I am slow.
You feel you got out FASTER and Smoother because you PAID for a Cart , or you used a PORTER +a Cart ?
I know you did not mention using a porter ,but you said you passed all the OTHER people who had to have to get their bags Scanned ??
Sorry I wasn't clear. No, I did not use a porter. One stood at the pay machine and showed me how it worked. Very nice guy. Didn't ask if I needed a porter which I didn't. I had one checked bag, and 2 carry-on. I pushed the cart myself and walked out myself to the yellow cab stand. Not one single problem.
 
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johne

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At the scanner people were lining up like sheep flowing to the right. I simply walked up to the desk with the agent ...like I wasn't going to scan.
 
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johne

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I am curious as well, I always use a porter and they escort me to ground transportation.
Yes Big I understand. That's what you're comfortable with. I prefer to go as fast as I can and get home to have dinner without delay.
 

JD Jones

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Sorry I wasn't clear. No, I did not use a porter. One stood at the pay machine and showed me how it worked. Very nice guy. Didn't ask if I needed a porter which I didn't. I had one checked bag, and 2 carry-on. I pushed the cart myself and walked out myself to the yellow cab stand. Not one single problem.
Same here, but I always travel with a carry-on and nothing else.

I walk through that area like I own the place and out the door.
 

johne

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Don't even look at the scanner machine. Keep your eyes on the man/woman at the desk. Even if they are pointing to the line, walk right up to them give him a BIG "Hola mi amigo" and stay in forward motion.
 

Sol09

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In my experience, they don't x-ray the bags on flights arriving from the US.
 

keepcoming

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Not sure this will work for someone that has for example 2 bags checked plus a carry on.
 

johne

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Not sure this will work for someone that has for example 2 bags checked plus a carry on.
Well you have nothing to loose. Worst thing he can do is say get on the line. I want to emphasize he did say--Jetblue? --Yes.---Go. Not sure if that is significant.
 
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Fulano2

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Arriving at Brussels airport, with consequently too much rum in the luggage, I always wait untill some Africans have their carts loaded with luggage and cardboard boxes.
I follow them.
They are always due to inspection, and the customs officers jump on them like hyenas.
 
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SantiagoDR

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Once they asked me to open one of my locked bags.
I told them it was a TSA lock, use their TSA key.
He said he did not have a TSA key and asked me to open one of the other bags instead.
 

Sol09

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yes they do.....
Ok, based on my experience when I have arrived at SDQ, at customs they ask what flight you were on. The flight from the US did not require that the bags pass through the x-ray scanner. People on flights from different countries did have to send thier bags through the machine.

Again this was based on MY experiences.