News today that London Heathrow Terminal 5 has long delays after a computer system for checking in checked in luggage failed.
According to the BBC Website, around 500 people have been affected and need to rebook flights as the baggage system failed but the flights still departed upon time. They do add that the problem has now been fixed although they have a backlog of passengers left stranded.
So if you were flying from London Heathrow Terminal 5 today, it would have been advantageous to have hand luggage only as you wouldn’t have to wait in long lines of people, just simply go through security and immigration to board your flight.
This is one of the many reasons to fly only with hand luggage.