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Luggage is any number of bags, cases and containers which hold a traveller's articles during transit. The modern traveller can be expected to have packages containing clothing, toiletries, small possessions, trip necessities, and on the return-trip, souvenirs. For some, luggage and the style thereof is representative of the owner's wealth. The Luggage appears in some of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. ... DVD cover. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 3708 KB) Summary A tatty trunk I found in my flatshare. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2816x2112, 3708 KB) Summary A tatty trunk I found in my flatshare. ... A large trunk with leather handles A trunk, also known as a travelling chest, is a large cuboid container for holding clothes and other personal belongings, typically about 1. ... For other uses, see Bag (disambiguation). ... Look up travel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Transportation redirects here. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... Girls wearing formal attire for dancing, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing. ... Look up souvenir in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fashion illustration by George Barbier of a gown by Jeanne Paquin, 1912, from La Gazette du bon ton, the most influential fashion magazine of its era. ... Wealth from the old English word weal, which means well-being or welfare. The term was originally an adjective to describe the possession of such qualities. ...


Luggage - 1596, from lug (v.) "to drag;" so, lit. "what has to be lugged about" (or, in Johnson's definition, "any thing of more bulk than value"). In 20c., the usual word for "baggage belonging to passengers."[1]


Baggage can be synonymous with "luggage", or can refer to the train of people and goods, both military and of a personal nature, which commonly followed pre-modern armies on campaign. Typically, the baggage would consist of the possessions (often including varying quantities of booty, goods looted from conquered territories or spoils of past battle such as weapons and armor of fallen enemies) of the military personnel, together with their wives, children, male and female prostitutes, and other non-fighting personnel. It would also include military gear not in use in the battle being fought. The baggage was considered a strategic resource and closely guarded. Its loss was considered to weaken and demoralize an army, leading to rearguard attacks such as that at the Battle of Agincourt. Combatants Kingdom of England Kingdom of France Commanders Henry V of England Charles dAlbret Strength About 6,000 (but see Modern re-assessment). 5/6 longbowmen, 1/6 dismounted men-at-arms. ...


Luggage has changed over time. Historically the most common types of luggage were chests or trunks made of wood or other heavy materials. These would be shipped by professional movers. Since the Second World War smaller and more lightweight suitcases and bags that can be carried by an individual have become the main form of luggage. Male Chest The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals. ... Trunk may be: Look up trunk in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... A typical suitcase A suitcase is a narrow box-shaped bag, usually made of cloth or vinyl that more or less keeps its shape, has a handle at one end and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. ...


With more and more passengers travelling by air the baggage handlers have seen an increase of passengers using the airline transport industry's ATA 300 Specifications for baggage designs acceptable for air transport, including both 'hand luggage' and 'hold luggage'. A passenger is a term broadly used to describe any person who travels in a vehicle, but bears little or no responsibility for the tasks required for that vehicle to arrive at its destination. ... In the airline industry, a baggage handler is a person who loads and unloads baggage (suitcases or luggage), and other cargo (airfreight, mail, counter-to-counter packages) for transport via aircraft. ... ATA Spec 300 is a specification that establishes the airline transportation industrys requirements for the design, development and procurement of effective packaging of supplies and equipment shipped to a customer airline. ...


Samsonite is the world's largest manufacturer of luggage. Samsonite is the world’s largest maker of luggage, making everything from large suitcases to smaller toiletries bags. ...

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Types of luggage

  • Trunk - A wooden box, generally much larger than other kinds of luggage. Trunks come in smaller sizes as in the case of footlockers and larger ones called steamers. These days trunks are more commonly used for storage than transportation. Items large enough to require a trunk are now usually shipped in transport cases.
  • Suitcase - A general term that may refer to wheeled or non-wheeled luggage, as well as soft or hard side luggage.
  • Wheeled Upright - A relatively new type of luggage that incorporates an extending handle that allows the traveler to roll it in an upright position.
  • Garment Bag - A style of luggage that folds over on itself to allow long garments such as suits or dresses to be packed flat to avoid creasing. Garment bags come in both wheeled and non-wheeled models, and are usually one of the largest pieces in any set of luggage
  • Tote - A small bag, usually worn on the shoulder, though wheeled models with extending handles have become popular in recent years.
  • Duffel bag - A barrel-shaped bag, almost exclusively soft side, is well suited to casual travel, with very little organization inside. A small bag, usually worn on the shoulder, though wheeled models with extending handles have become popular in recent years. The spelling of this luggage type "duffle" is also valid.
  • Carpet bag - travel luggage traditionally made from carpets.
  • Rolling Luggage - Referring to various types of Wheeled luggage either with or without telescoping handles. Typically two fixed wheels on one end with the handle located on the opposite for vertical movement.

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Hold luggage

Some vehicles have an area specifically for luggage called the hold. Items stored in the hold are known as hold luggage, a typical example would be a suitcase. If travelling by coach passengers will often be expected to place their luggage in the hold, before boarding. aeroplanes in contrast are loaded by professional baggage handlers. The Trikke is a Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) This article is about the means of transport. ... // Original meaning and etymology The original meaning of the term coach was: a horse-drawn vehicle designed for the conveyance of more than one passenger — and of mail — and covered for protection from the elements. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... In the airline industry, a baggage handler is a person who loads and unloads baggage (suitcases or luggage), and other cargo (airfreight, mail, counter-to-counter packages) for transport via aircraft. ...


Hand luggage

Passengers are allowed to carry a limited number of smaller bags with them in the vehicle, these are known as hand luggage or as carry-on, and contain valuables and items needed during the journey. There is normally storage space provided for hand luggage, either under seating, or in overhead lockers. Trains often have luggage racks at the ends of the carriage near the doors, or abvove the seats if there are compartments. A railroad car (or, more briefly, car, not to be confused with railcar), also known as an item of rolling stock, is a vehicle on a railroad (or railway) that is not a locomotive — one that provides another purpose than purely haulage, although some types of car are powered. ...


Commercial airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) sets guidelines for cabin baggage/hand luggage/carry-on luggage size [1]. They are not mandatory, however, and individual airlines can and do vary their requirements. The IATA guideline states: The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organisation of airlines headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

Cabin baggage should have maximum length of 22 in (56 cm), width of 18 in (45 cm) and depth of 10 in (25 cm). The sum of these three dimensions should not exceed the 45 in (115 cm). These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc.

As an example of the lack of standardisation some of the following airlines requirements are:

  • Austrian Airlines - Hand luggage may not exceed 8 kg in weight or a maximum size of 55 x 40 x 23 cm.
  • British Airways - One bag; 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in) [2]
  • Jet Airways - Hand baggage dimensions vary according to the model of aircraft. [3]
  • Malaysian Airlines - One bag; 115 cubic cm (56cm x 36cm x 23cm) or 45 cubic inches (22" x 14" x 9"), not exceeding 5 kg

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  • Virgin Atlantic - One bag, not larger than 23cm x 36cm x 56cm (9in x 14in X 22in) overall and should also not weigh more than 6kg [5]

Following the increase in restrictions imposed on flights from UK airports and to the USA after the events of August 2006 (2006 transatlantic aircraft plot), hand baggage on such flights was restricted to one cabin bag no bigger than 45cm x 35cm x 16cm [6]. On 21 September 2006, the UK government advised that from the following day, the allowable size of the single item of hand baggage on outgoing flights from the UK would be increased to 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (ca. 22in x 18in x 10in) [7], the IATA guideline size. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Carry On was a straight edge hardcore punk band from California. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. ... Police at the scene of one of the raids, on Forest Road, Walthamstow, London. ...


Commercial airline pilots and flight attendants also comply with standards. Those standards are set by individual airlines under "uniform restrictions" which guide and maintain professional dress codes.


Etymology

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word luggage enters printed English in 1596. The word derived from the verb "lug," as in "that which needs to be lugged about." The idea of pulling things inherent in the verb lug combines with the suffix -age to create the word we know today.


"Baggage" is a similar word with the same suffix. This common word ending (-age) means that the item is functionally related to the root word; hence "baggage" is functionally related to the noun "bag," and luggage related to the act of "lugging."


Left luggage

Left luggage, also luggage storage or bag storage, is a place where one can temporarily store one's luggage so as to not have to carry it. Often found at an airport or train station there may be a staffed left luggage counter or simply a coin operated or automated locker system.


With higher threats of terrorism all around the globe, this type of public storage is disappearing.


Baggage carts are small vehicles used for transport luggage in airports, railway stations or large bus stations. Small Baggage cart Cart mule Baggage carts or Trolleys are small vehicles pushed by travellers (human-powered) to carry individual luggage, mostly suitcases. ...


References

  1. ^ Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2001 Douglas Harper

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