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With positive passenger/bag matching rules, what happens to a bag that does not arrive with the passenger?

According to one answer to Why offload bags for missing passengers when flights are allowed to carry unaccompanied non-PAX air-cargo in holds?, the requirement for Positive Passenger/Bag Matching was ...
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Do airlines have freezers?

In the latest twist to the case of the dead rabbit, an anonymous "airport worker" has told a reporter that it was killed by leaving it in a freezer locker, contradicting the accounts of United ...
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How is/was RFID bag handling introduced in a baggage handling system tailored to barcodes?

I have just seen Richard Hammond's Engineering Connections about Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok (built 1998) and afterwards, Big, Bigger, Biggest about London Heathrow Terminal 5 (built 2008). Quote from Eng....
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How is passenger baggage transferred, and how does it happen so quickly?

I've always wondered how airlines transfer bags between connecting flights. At a hub, bags must be moved to any number of connecting flights throughout the airport - some with very short connecting ...
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Is baggage always offloaded when a passenger does not travel?

For terrorism concerns I think many airlines offload checked in baggage if a passenger somehow does not end up travelling on a flight. How strictly are these rules followed? e.g. If a connecting ...
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Where are the bags generally stored on an airliner?

I don't mean carry on bags. What I mean is where are the locations of the non carry on bags on an airliner. Also does it depend on the airliner of where the bags are stored.Source:(gokaysarioz.com)
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Why is luggage required to be loaded in containers?

Luggage is loaded into containers, in Wide Body airliners (as mentioned here). Why is this required to be done? Why don't they simply keep the luggage in the luggage compartment? Why is loading the ...
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What is the average time taken to load and unload the luggage?

I was wondering, how are Lufthansa able to unload luggage (LH 760) of 500 passengers and load the luggage (LH 761) of another 500 passengers, in just a 2 hour gap for return leg of 7000 KM FRA-DEL ...