I've complained about this in my own mind a million times but also to pretty much every single person I've travelled with. I've also over-heard other people complaining about the same thing. The fact is, I haven't met a single person who has defended or explained the behavior. So, if everybody agrees that people are insane at the baggage claim, who are the insane people. Is it only a coincidence that everyone I've talked to and heard are like-minded or are they closeted bag-crazies? Is it in fact a dogma that you shouldn't crowd the conveyor belt so the people who do it do it behind the society's back?