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How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane?

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How Do Your Checked Bags Actually Get on the Plane?

Short | 02:30

Your bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they've even boarded, they're in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airport.

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Moving 100,000 bags a day and ensuring they make it to their flights on time. Managing the ecosystem to prevent disaster. Landing a 430-ton super jumbo. To run a Mega Airport, everything must be kept under control. Join us as we use state-of-the-art equipment to x-ray scan Frankfurt's international airport and reveal how every action is precisely controlled, from the passengers as they enter the terminal to the vast, underground baggage network to the brain of a pilot as he attempts one of the most dangerous parts of a flight, landing.

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