Baggage conveyor belt glitch linked to delays at RDU airport’s Terminal 2

— Passengers departing Raleigh-Durham International Airport Wednesday could encounter delays linked to a mechanical issue on a baggage conveyor belt at Terminal 2, authorities said.

A spokesperson for the airport said in a written statement that it is unclear when the mechanical glitch will be repaired, and airport staffers are having to manually more passengers’ luggage to the security checkpoint for the time being.

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Airport officials said workers had partially restored the system and some bags were being processed.

Seven of the nine airlines that operate in the terminal are affected by the issue, and include: Air Canada, Alaska, Allegiant, American, Frontier, JetBlue and United.

Airport officials advised departing passengers to check their bags at curbside locations to avoid any additional delays.

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Delta and Spirit airlines have not been affected by the mechanical issue, airport officials said.

Because of the delay, the airport is advising passengers to arrive earlier than their suggested two hours in advance for domestic and three hours early for international flights.

Published at Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:25:14 +0000

Source: https://www.wral.com/baggage-conveyor-belt-glitch-linked-to-delays-at-rdu-airport-s-terminal-2/18447299/