A Day In the Life of A Checked Bag

A Day In the Life of A Checked Bag
A Day In the Life of A Checked Bag

Robert S. Donovan, flickr

Checking a bag at the airport always seems like a gamble, and an expensive one thanks to the fees that many airlines have implemented. Even with sophisticated computer scanning technology by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the scanning, tracking and monitoring of countless checked bags, it's mind-boggling that a piece of luggage manages to make it from one end of the country to another in less than a day.