A backlog of thousands of bags has built up at Heathrow Airport following the recent terror alerts.
Extra security checks were introduced after the suspected failed car bombings in London and Glasgow, and Terminal 4 was closed by a suspect package.
Heavy rain which delayed some flights has also added to the luggage mountain.
A British Airways spokesman said volunteers had been drafted in to help clear the backlog, but it could take several days to sort out.
source: BBC News