Beware as Dubai Airports strictly enforces new baggage rule Beware as Dubai Airports strictly enforces new baggage rule
Unless you have been living under a dense ghaf tree in the desert you should know that Dubai Airports has introduced a new baggage... Beware as Dubai Airports strictly enforces new baggage rule

Unless you have been living under a dense ghaf tree in the desert you should know that Dubai Airports has introduced a new baggage rule to help improve airport service, reduce the risk of mishandlings and enhance the performance of the whole check-in and baggage operation at Dubai International. A bag spends an average of 29 minutes in the baggage system at the airport.

With effect from March 8, 2017, the new rule sees bags without flat surfaces rejected at check-in. Dubai Airports has advised all airlines operating of the baggage rule change and has updated its website, mobile app and signage across the airport to help raise awareness.

Passengers who show up at the airport with non-compliant baggage are now given the option to have their odd-sized baggage contents repacked in boxes for a fee.

“Dubai International provides some of the most sophisticated baggage systems in the world,” said Ali Angizeh, Vice President of Terminal Operations at Dubai International.

“However, even the most technologically advanced systems can be disrupted by irregular shaped or oversized bags. Bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind are by far the largest source of baggage jams. These jams can shut down sections of our system, delay baggage delivery to the aircraft and inconvenience our customers.”

Stretching 140km and covering a surface area of 75 football fields, Dubai International’s baggage handling system has 15,000 trays and is powered by 21,000 motors. The airport handled approximately 9.3 million bags in January this year.

  • N Abbasi

    Friday, March 17, 2017 #1 Author

    Good Move. ….. Beggage Delivery Will be Faster than Before….

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  • FRUITY

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 #2 Author

    1. In my point of view based on my experience, Bags that are round or do not have a flat surface of any kind will be mostly brought by poor laborers/workers who are travelling once in a year or two years once. They are carrying bulk belongings. Hence, they are packing in a round or do not have a flat surface. All the companies and factories even offices too should inform to their laborers / workers / employees properly. So that, they will aware about the packing procedures.
    2. Apart from excess baggage, if the Passengers who show up at the airport with non-compliant baggage at the time of check in, they need to pay for the Boxes to repack their odd-sized baggage contents. Hence, Fee for the Box(es) should be reasonable.

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  • Kim

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 #3 Author

    Is it possible for Red Crescent in different regions to collect travel bags for those labourers who might find themselves needing the right luggage? Perhaps in different regions of the UAE this can be organized so labourers don’t have to experience extra fees etc

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  • Shaliza

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 #4 Author

    Can Dubai Airport post some photos of some baggage that will not be allowed?

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