ON ANY GIVEN DAY, 70,000 PIECES of luggage leave Las Vegas McCarran International, the world's ninth-busiest airport in 2005 with 44.3 million passengers, according to Airports Council International. Furthermore, about 85%-90% of passenger traffic at McCarran is origin-and-destination, which means a high percentage of those bags are processed inside the terminals and loaded onto the 561 or so daily departures rather than being transferred from one flight to the nextas is the case at the ...

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