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At Paris Charles de Gaulle, a technical issue results in a luggage back-up.



At the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, some 1,500 suitcases were stuck. During the busy summer travel season, a technical issue at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in France caused a backlog of passenger bags. A baggage sorting system at the airport experienced a technical issue, forcing 15 planes to take off without passenger luggage. Due to the problem, around 1,500 suitcases were left at the airport. In order to deliver the luggage to the impacted passengers, airlines later added the bags to a number of other flights.Due to the first malfunction, additional people also boarded without bags, according to union activists. The Heathrow Airport in London experienced a similar technological issue a few weeks ago.The inconvenience occurred while French airport employees were on strike over demands for pay and hiring. Aviation officials had to cancel 17% of flights out of Paris airports on Friday morning and 14% of flights on Saturday. The Covid-19 pandemic, which negatively impacted the demand for travel around the world, forced the majority of airlines and airports to reduce their workforce and slash wages. According to a Reuters article, the labor unions want a net €300 rise in monthly wages. The firms, however, have refuted this. Next weekend is set aside for more strikes. Charles de Gaulle Airport, one of the busiest airports in France, is run by Groupe ADP. The airport handled 5.2 million passengers in May, which is about 80.9% more traffic than in May 2019.

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