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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
"Baggage Claim" may be director David E. Talbert's movie, but the characters and situations, he freely admits - they come from his wife. "Most of my best ideas come from my eavesdropping on my wife's conversations with her girlfriends," the Prince George's County native and Morgan State University grad says with a laugh, talking over the phone from a hotel room in New York. "My wife's girlfriends get mad at me most of the time, because they know they can't say anything around me, they know some version of it is going to show up in my plays or movies.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2013
"Baggage Claim" may be director David E. Talbert's movie, but the characters and situations, he freely admits - they come from his wife. "Most of my best ideas come from my eavesdropping on my wife's conversations with her girlfriends," the Prince George's County native and Morgan State University grad says with a laugh, talking over the phone from a hotel room in New York. "My wife's girlfriends get mad at me most of the time, because they know they can't say anything around me, they know some version of it is going to show up in my plays or movies.
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By Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
Worried about your bag getting stolen in baggage claim? Nearly 60 percent of 1,830 people who responded to an online TripAdvisor poll said they always or often were concerned about the security of their luggage in the baggage-claim area. Only 11 percent said they were never concerned. Here are steps you can take to protect your possessions, gleaned from research and chats with security experts: 1. Don't check bags. : Pack lightly and use a carry-on. 2. Keep valuables with you. : On domestic flights, the law usually caps compensation for lost or damaged bags at $3,300 per passenger, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
Beginning next week, AirTran will set up shop out of the Southwest Airlines Terminal A/B at BWI-Marshall Airport. The move is further evidence of the ongoing consolidation between the two airlines since Southwest acquired AirTran earlier this year. AirTran passengers are used to flying out of Concourse D, but as of Nov. 16, AirTran will operate from Terminal A/B for all flight activities, including ticketing, baggage check and flight operations. AirTran flights will depart from gates in Concourse B. Baggage claim will shift to carousel number 6, adjacent to Concourse B on the lower level.
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By Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
Worried about your bag getting stolen in baggage claim? Nearly 60 percent of 1,830 people who responded to an online TripAdvisor poll said they always or often were concerned about the security of their luggage in the baggage-claim area. Only 11 percent said they were never concerned. Here are steps you can take to protect your possessions, gleaned from research and chats with security experts: 1. Don't check bags. Pack lightly and use a carry-on. 2. Keep valuables with you. On domestic flights, the law usually caps compensation for lost or damaged bags at $3,300 per passenger, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
BUSINESS
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2011
Beginning next week, AirTran will set up shop out of the Southwest Airlines Terminal A/B at BWI-Marshall Airport. The move is further evidence of the ongoing consolidation between the two airlines since Southwest acquired AirTran earlier this year. AirTran passengers are used to flying out of Concourse D, but as of Nov. 16, AirTran will operate from Terminal A/B for all flight activities, including ticketing, baggage check and flight operations. AirTran flights will depart from gates in Concourse B. Baggage claim will shift to carousel number 6, adjacent to Concourse B on the lower level.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
WASHINGTON - Officials at Reagan National Airport have evacuated part of a gate area and closed off one terminal's baggage area after a problem with a pipe caused flooding. A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Tara Hamilton, said Saturday that flooding was ankle deep in the terminal C baggage claim area. That baggage claim was closed as were about a dozen gates in terminal C, Hamilton said. The airport has three terminals. Hamilton said it was unclear how many flights were affected, but they were primarily US Airways flights.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1996
The baggage claim operation at Baltimore-Washington International Airport is no better or worse than at any other airport around the country, despite fears raised by the arrest of a Baltimore man who police say was part of a ring of thieves that stole luggage from carousels.Less than 1 percent of passengers at BWI report bags stolen to airport police each year. In 1995 -- the year officials say the theft ring began operating -- 131 bags were reported stolen from 13.2 million customers, according to Kerry Brandt, Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesmanThis year, 62 bags have been reported stolen from 7.7 million passengers who used BWI through July.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | March 20, 2007
There were red ones and blue ones and plenty of black ones - thousands of suitcases crowding the baggage claim area. Many were on wheels, and a few had little ribbons to distinguish them. Orphans all. The luggage was lined up at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport yesterday, and airline officials said it could take days to reunite all of the bags with owners. Bags were separated from passengers after a Friday storm that coated planes and runways with a layer of ice and prompted thousands of canceled or delayed flights.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
Five families flooded out of townhouses in Columbia Flooding from heavy rains and melting snow forced five families out of their townhouses in the Oakland Mills section of Columbia early Saturday, according to Howard County police. A team of volunteers from the Red Cross of Central Maryland provided 15 adults and children with food, clothing and an overnight stay at a hotel, according to a Linnea Anderson, public relations director for the Red Cross. The homes, in the 9400 block of Indian Camp Road, were without heat, Anderson said.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
Five families flooded out of townhouses in Columbia Flooding from heavy rains and melting snow forced five families out of their townhouses in the Oakland Mills section of Columbia early Saturday, according to Howard County police. A team of volunteers from the Red Cross of Central Maryland provided 15 adults and children with food, clothing and an overnight stay at a hotel, according to a Linnea Anderson, public relations director for the Red Cross. The homes, in the 9400 block of Indian Camp Road, were without heat, Anderson said.
NEWS
December 27, 2009
WASHINGTON - Officials at Reagan National Airport have evacuated part of a gate area and closed off one terminal's baggage area after a problem with a pipe caused flooding. A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Tara Hamilton, said Saturday that flooding was ankle deep in the terminal C baggage claim area. That baggage claim was closed as were about a dozen gates in terminal C, Hamilton said. The airport has three terminals. Hamilton said it was unclear how many flights were affected, but they were primarily US Airways flights.
TRAVEL
By Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
Worried about your bag getting stolen in baggage claim? Nearly 60 percent of 1,830 people who responded to an online TripAdvisor poll said they always or often were concerned about the security of their luggage in the baggage-claim area. Only 11 percent said they were never concerned. Here are steps you can take to protect your possessions, gleaned from research and chats with security experts: 1. Don't check bags. : Pack lightly and use a carry-on. 2. Keep valuables with you. : On domestic flights, the law usually caps compensation for lost or damaged bags at $3,300 per passenger, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
TRAVEL
By Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
Worried about your bag getting stolen in baggage claim? Nearly 60 percent of 1,830 people who responded to an online TripAdvisor poll said they always or often were concerned about the security of their luggage in the baggage-claim area. Only 11 percent said they were never concerned. Here are steps you can take to protect your possessions, gleaned from research and chats with security experts: 1. Don't check bags. Pack lightly and use a carry-on. 2. Keep valuables with you. On domestic flights, the law usually caps compensation for lost or damaged bags at $3,300 per passenger, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporter | March 20, 2007
There were red ones and blue ones and plenty of black ones - thousands of suitcases crowding the baggage claim area. Many were on wheels, and a few had little ribbons to distinguish them. Orphans all. The luggage was lined up at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport yesterday, and airline officials said it could take days to reunite all of the bags with owners. Bags were separated from passengers after a Friday storm that coated planes and runways with a layer of ice and prompted thousands of canceled or delayed flights.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 22, 2003
MY TOP TIP for anyone contemplating travel during the coming Thanksgiving week is: Don't do it. Make those relatives trek to your house. Make them sleep on your fold-out sofabed, not the other way around. But if you lost the coin flip with your kinfolk and are among the estimated 36 million Americans who will trek 50 miles or more away from home this week, here are some tips from a cranky holiday traveler. Yesterday as I read perky missives on travel Web sites that promised getting around this Thanksgiving week will be "as easy as pumpkin pie," I snickered with disbelief.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | November 22, 2003
MY TOP TIP for anyone contemplating travel during the coming Thanksgiving week is: Don't do it. Make those relatives trek to your house. Make them sleep on your fold-out sofabed, not the other way around. But if you lost the coin flip with your kinfolk and are among the estimated 36 million Americans who will trek 50 miles or more away from home this week, here are some tips from a cranky holiday traveler. Yesterday as I read perky missives on travel Web sites that promised getting around this Thanksgiving week will be "as easy as pumpkin pie," I snickered with disbelief.
SPORTS
By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | December 29, 2006
Orlando, Fla. -- While Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey stood at the baggage claim area at Orlando International Airport last week, eager to grab their luggage and officially begin the program's first bowl festivities in three seasons, a few football fans noticed them. They wanted to take their pictures. Maryland vs. Purdue Champs Sports Bowl, Orlando, Fla., tonight, 8, ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Line: Pick 'em
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1996
The baggage claim operation at Baltimore-Washington International Airport is no better or worse than at any other airport around the country, despite fears raised by the arrest of a Baltimore man who police say was part of a ring of thieves that stole luggage from carousels.Less than 1 percent of passengers at BWI report bags stolen to airport police each year. In 1995 -- the year officials say the theft ring began operating -- 131 bags were reported stolen from 13.2 million customers, according to Kerry Brandt, Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesmanThis year, 62 bags have been reported stolen from 7.7 million passengers who used BWI through July.
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