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BNA officials consider luggage check-in program at convention center

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Visitors to Nashville may soon be able to check their bags before they even get to the airport. Officials are hoping to offer a remote luggage check-in at the Music City Center.

Travelers would leave their bags with a third party company at the convention center, which will transport the luggage to the airport, where it will pass through TSA screening and onto the correct airline.

The new convention center, which opens with a ceremony May 19 and 20, will have a major impact on the number of visitors to Nashville, so officials say the goal is to keep things moving at the regular bag check-in at the airport.

"Nashville's known for a fast, easy, quick airport, and we want to keep that. And this will allow you to not ever have to go to the ticket counter at all. You can go straight to security," said Shannon Sumrall, with the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

There's no word on when the service might be available.

Airport officials are in talks with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as other hotels in the city and companies that offer a similar service in other cities.

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