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Analysis of baggage sorting schemes for containerized aircraft


  • Robusté, Francesc
  • Daganzo, Carlos F.


Baggage transfer is a critical factor in determining connecting schedules at hub airports. This paper examines the potential benefits of "ramp transfers"-bags that bypass the hub sorting facility because they have been presorted at their point of origin. It presents three idealized baggage presorting strategies for containerized (wide-bodied) aircraft. These strategies are compared under a range of conditions, and are then integrated in a computer tool that can handle more complex problems. Presorting baggage at the origin by final destinations or groups of final destinations may be advantageous in some instances; indeed, this "zonal" transfer has already been widely adopted by the airline industry.

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  • Robusté, Francesc & Daganzo, Carlos F., 1992. "Analysis of baggage sorting schemes for containerized aircraft," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 75-92, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:26:y:1992:i:1:p:75-92

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    1. Haghani, Ali & Chen, Min-Ching, 1998. "Optimizing gate assignments at airport terminals," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 32(6), pages 437-454, August.

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