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Thread #103625 Message #2114044
Posted By: Bert
29-Jul-07 - 12:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Airlines Hate instruments
Subject: RE: BS: Airlines Hate instruments
The thing that causes the most damage is a device called a pusher which knocks the bags from one conveyor to another.
It is a fierce device 'cos bags can weigh 80 pounds or more and are moving at high speed. It doesn't know that your guitar only weighs a few pounds so it gives it the same heafty clout as it would a big bag.
Purolator do not use pushers in their handling hub, they use gravity slides.