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December 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

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A bag's journey: Where your luggage goes at Sea-Tac Int'l Airport


Millions of us check luggage at SeaTac Airport every year. But what happens to those bags once we leave the ticket counter and head for the gates? The answer, it turns out, is a long and winding path on part of a conveyor belt system that totals 9.3 miles.


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Photo illustration of screen shots from the video 'A bag's journey' shot on location at Sea-Tac International Airport.


This player was created in September 2012 to update the design of the embed player with chromeless buttons. It is used in all embedded video on The Seattle Times as well as outside sites.

VIDEO BY GENEVIEVE ALVAREZ AND ELLEN BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES

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The video fails to describe the bag search area. I once purchased a TSA approved bag... MORE
I am pleasantly surprised that no TSA dweeb or some other "Airport Security"... MORE
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