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Sequestration and the airports.... experiences?

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I understand the cutbacks due to sequestration. What, if anything, are you seeing and/or experiencing in your travels?

I was shocked to find NO baggage carts available at OHare terminal 5 (international arrivals) yesterday afternoon, May 1, when coming through immigration on my return from Bangkok. I very often have 3 heavy bags after a trip to this city. Thank goodness I only had two bags this time, and they were easy to wheel out to the curb. There are always hundreds of carts ready and waiting in baggage claim, but all of the carts were outside, along the curb, with no one to move them back inside the terminal baggage area! I guess if you arrive OHare terminal 5 in the early morning, you might be lucky enough to find a cart. But the "mad rush" of flights that arrive in the mid-day have to deal with pulling/pushing bags to the curb without a cart. Is this sequestration? . Many people come from Asia with lots of big heavy bags. I feel sorry for them trying to haul everything to the curb without a cart!

I was not surprised that there were fewer TSA agents, so it took more time to get through security at OHare when I was flying OUT to Bangkok, mid-April. This was to be expected. The carts issue just caught me off guard.

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