How does one guarantee that your checked baggage leaves Kenai on the same plane as you do when flying to Anchorage on Era these days? The answer is you can't.
Three times this year, friends have arrived at their final destination only to have "lost" luggage. When tracked, it was determined the bags never made the connecting flight and, in fact, never left Kenai until hours after the travelers who checked them. The excuse is always the same: safety and baggage backlog.
We are always concerned about timely departure and arrival. How about bags that get left on the ramp and miss connections. Send a baggage cleanup flight when necessary, especially when the excess boxes of fish are piling up in July.
At the prices being charged for passengers these days, it might be something Era can afford. As for me, the Sterling Highway has more and more appeal.
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