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    luggage rack

    Hi

    Some guys were shooting a video/or taking some pictures at the airport and one of them said: My favourite scene, which was done spontaneously, was getting on the luggage rack and being taken through that black hole where the bags go. Everyone wants to go through the black hole, don't they?

    --- What "luggage rack" and "black hole" he may be talking about?
    Maybe he's talking about the lane that you put your luggage on, and it is x-rayed, before you're allowed to board the plane?

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    Re: luggage rack

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_EzB6Vc3sJy...2Bblog%2B4.jpg

    That revolving thing where your luggage [you hope] comes onto in the baggage hall on arrival. The bags come up through a black hole.

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    Re: luggage rack

    It's not a 'luggage rack', it's the luggage carousel.

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    Re: luggage rack

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    It's not a 'luggage rack', it's the luggage carousel.
    That's right

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    Re: luggage rack

    However, the image came up on a search for luggage rack.

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    Re: luggage rack

    I think the author of the original sentence should have said: luggage carousel, I guess this is what he wanted to say.

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    Re: luggage rack

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    It's not a 'luggage rack', it's the luggage carousel.
    Right. A luggage rack is on a car roof, and is used for carrying lumber, bicycles, furniture, dead deer - anything, in fact, but luggage.

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    Re: luggage rack

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Right. A luggage rack is on a car roof, and is used for carrying lumber, bicycles, furniture, dead deer - anything, in fact, but luggage.
    Referring back to the first post, it mentions a film within an airport, and talks of a "black hole". Where is the black hole in relation to a luggage rack on a car or in a train?

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    Re: luggage rack

    I think they were just trying to say that the word "luggage rack" is inappropriate in this context. The author should have said "luggage carousel" but he said "rack". :)

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    Re: luggage rack

    I don't think he was referring to the carousel. Wasn't he talking about the rollers beside the check-in desk? When you've been checked in, the receptionist moves the luggage onto a conveyor belt and it passes through what is called here a 'black hole' protected by flaps of black rubber, after which you don't see it again until - in an ideal world (at Heathrow's Terminal 5 it's as likely as not to reappear in Milan...) - it appears on the carousel at the destination.

    Sorry to be the only one in step, but that's what I think!

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