"OK so now you can carry your bag over to that area." Excuse me? Yes, sorry but our conveyor belts are taking luggage for other flights. I wanted to say are you f__king serious, but I didn't. So I went to that area and asked a loading person to take my bag and see it was loaded. I waited and then tipped him. First, it is make sure your baggage is never out of your sight, and then just carry it over there and leave it. Oh, and in order to board I had to sign something allowing for a possible random opening of my luggage.
It was so different years ago. If this is progress I really am an old fart. It is now 12:50 AM and my flight doesn't depart for another couple of hours. Give me strength.........Later.