How to sort the luggage in Domodedovo airport
• How to sort the luggage in the airport Domodedovo
Handing over luggage at the airport every time involuntarily shudder to think about what happens to him on the path from the front desk to the luggage compartment of the aircraft, to the unknown and mysterious part of the airport, which is hidden from the eyes of ordinary passengers.
In memory float strange images whether from urban legends, whether viewed from once upon a time the scientific and educational television programs, which clearly show that it is not necessary to wait for the soft treatment of our handbags! For example me, for some reason, as an essential element baggage sorting it seemed strange mechanism, reminiscent of a huge iron fist that swung to hit on suitcases, sending them to the general assembly line in the desired direction. And each time, remembering that image, I had carefully wrapped into a bottle of alcohol ...
But as it turned out, with luggage treated much like delicate than you could imagine! In any case, in Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
All bags are handed over in luggage on a mechanical elevator fall in the total feed.
Here they are waiting for several levels of inspection. First bags are sent to the device, called the "automatic introscope", such as those that are at the entrance to the airport.
where the contents of the luggage are analyzed by software. The system will detect the possibility of finding the baggage of prohibited substances or items. Apart from this image and is sent for working personnel security station (2 level). It also analyzes the information and whether the piece of baggage on an additional inspection determines send (3rd and 4th level). There, in a unit called the diffractometer to determine the composition and physical properties of the object which caused suspicion and imaging - will show its exact location in the bag. Employees who work with the scanner, missing only a couple of seconds to assess the contents of the luggage. They say that when you're working all the time, it's more than enough. Professional, even a cursory glance is enough to accurately describe the entire content of the scanned bag.
Fragile luggage really are sent to all the checks by hand rather than with a common tape.
Individual rides and VIP luggage.
Next, go traveling bags on the belt ...
In fact it was here, and stuffed with the sorting process. The entire tape in large numbers placed scanners that read the bar code, which is glued to the luggage at the reception.
These labels are, by the way, also have a certain way, on different planes suitcase. So, to pass unnoticed scanner simply had no chance. That is the correct reading of the barcode - the guarantee that your luggage will immerse it in your plane!
In order not to tempt fate, and not to confuse the system, it is necessary to carefully check the flight to your luggage was left labels from previous flights. However, the same make and the girl at the front desk.
But the girls simply can not control, so this is how reliable these stickers are glued. A number of fabrics, used to make soft travel bags, unfortunately does not hold pasted barcodes ... And although in this case there is always the insurance, in the form of large tags that tie on the handle, but it is better to err and to roll up the luggage film. It will certainly keep everything stickers. Although it is, alas, not free ...
But what would be ideal for any system, and the shoe always happen ... Just can not be foreseen, and sooner or later on the tape there is a suitcase, which is not visible bar code is not recognized by the system or from different scanners as suitcases movement received different data . Such baggage is directed to an additional circle.
If you still have not managed to understand how flight flying bag, it takes longer to manual sorting, where people already versed in the problem.
Most often, to get round the manual processing bags that do not have unambiguous faces and whose bar code is therefore difficult to consider automation.
If everything worked correctly, suitcase adventure continues at the next, special tape, consisting of certain segments. The task seems almost impossible. Each piece of luggage, swiftly flying through the Ribbon, you need to lay down clearly on a certain segment! In this chaos? How? For this purpose there are special technology!
If you look closely, some tape, which drives up the luggage, not solid, but consists of individual pieces. These pieces can move at different speeds. Depending on the need, they then accelerate, then slow down so that the speed of each individual suitcase was exactly the same as it is necessary to go on smoothly on a certain segment!
And from this segment, the baggage is dumped in the so-called slide-ways - collections of suitcases have to directly load them on the flight.
Each slide-ways is programmed for your flight. More precisely, one flight runs several neighboring slide-ways, and if one is filled with suitcases, then they begin to pour in the next.
Hence, too, their overload directly into the machine, which are driven by the aircraft. Before loading each suitcase is scanned further.
If the aircraft construction suggests that the luggage is loaded into it in a special container, it is easier to do with the tape, such as those that are used in the preparation of luggage on arrival. Along such a tape and set container bags are loaded into containers directly.
In one such tape is usually loaded two flights. Each bag, before the plunge, as carefully scanned. All tags, markings, priorities and other designations necessarily taken into account.
Nearby there is even a large stand, where all symbols of all departing from Domodedovo companies. They say that employees have to know all the characters by heart!
On arrival everything easier ... The long tape, which is brought to the trolley with suitcases and they just overload on the tape, on which they immediately and sent to the baggage hall. Here, catch and transfer baggage, which is sent directly to the slide-ways, where going to the baggage on the next flight.
In general, sorting cellar - a huge two-level room ... On the upper level are worn on the complex maze of the moving belts bags, bottom scurry employees, machines, trucks. Walking through the halls of waiting, somehow, and you do not think about what is technologically complicated and actively working can be at ground floor of this building.
And I was endlessly interesting to go there. And I hope you, too, was curious to see how everything is really like! And no huge iron fist!
However, the bottle, just in case, I'll still carefully packed! Just who knows how it is arranged at other airports ...