Delta resumed normal baggage-claim operations at Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport's Terminal 2 on Monday afternoon for the first
time since alleged gunman Esteban Santiago opened fire there, killing five and
wounding eight on Friday.
The move, said Delta, is one of the final steps toward operational
normalcy for the airport, which resumed a full flight schedule on Sunday.
Fort Lauderdale airport had been sending Delta checked
baggage to Terminal 3 while investigators continued to treat the Terminal 2
baggage claim as a crime scene.
"The FLL team has been absolutely outstanding through
all of this," Stephanie Baldwin, Delta's director of airport customer
service for the Southeast said in a statement Monday. "What they've been
able to pull together to resume normal service for our customers and the
community has been remarkable."