Holidaymakers face flying without their luggage on one of the busiest weekends of the year as baggage handlers suffer a critical shortage of staff, airlines have warned. Travellers flying from Gatwick this weekend can expect chaotic scenes because Swissport, the baggage handling firm, does not have enough workers to load and unload planes. Full story >>
Baggage is an uncountable noun used for the suitcases, bags etc in which you carry your possessions when you travel. The usual British word is luggage although the people who work at airports are always referred to as baggage handlers and not luggage handlers.