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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Luggage

People used to travel with big, heavy bags that had no wheels or collapsible handles. They had to "lug" these bags around from place to place, hence the word 'luggage.'

Peter Carl Faberge ( 1846- 1920), the artist-jeweller and goldsmith to the Russian Imperial Court, best known for his ‘Faberge Eggs’ had a reputation for never travelling with luggage. Instead, he bought what he needed when he got to his destination.

The first lightweight luggage designed for air travel was conceived by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Humans put a man on the Moon before they put wheels on luggage.


The U.S. Department of Transportation reported that airlines mishandled 3.39 out of every 1,000 bags in 2011

Lost luggage eventually ends up in Scottsboro, Alabama, at the Unclaimed Baggage Center, where they're sold to the public at bargain-basement prices.

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