The Remarkable 6-Mile Journey That Luggage Takes Before It Makes Its Way Onto a Plane

In the latest of their informative videos, the Smithsonian Channel explains what happens when luggage is checked, the technology that enables luggage to be scanned and tracked and the remarkable 6-mile journey that each piece of luggage makes before it makes its way onto the plane.

Your bags usually make the same journey you do. But before they’ve even boarded, they’re in for a six-mile automated trip through the bowels of the airport.