When we frisk baggage
handlers, we make sure they do not have any pointed object on them, particularly ball pens,' he said, explaining that a pen could be inserted between the teeth of a baggage
zipper to create a gap big enough for a hand to squeeze in.
At present, all domestic airlines allow free checked- in baggage
up to 15 kg.
Additionally, business class passengers will be permitted two pieces, each weighing 32kg for a total 64kg, instead of the regular baggage
allowance of two pieces each weighing 23kg for a total 46kg.
Hani El Assaad, Sita president, Middle East, India and Africa, said: "Working together with Sharjah Aviation Services, we are delivering a more efficient baggage
service at one of the Middle East's fastest-growing airports.
Boven, senior vice president of airport services, Etihad Airways said, "The partnership with Luggage Logistics will greatly improve the identification, management and transfer control of guest baggage
across our global airport network, including at our Abu Dhabi base.
APAC has been the largest market for commercial airport baggage
In order to improve the situation with mishandled baggage
, IATA made decision to issue the Resolution 753 which is mandatory to follow and is effective since June 2018.
Increased allowance for Economy Value and Economy Freedom guests on certain routes from 30kg to two pieces of baggage
at 23kg per bag -- a total allowance of 46kg.
Unloader was developed to assist handlers in transferring bags from a trolley onto a conveying line in the airport.
Passengers ticketed prior to August 22 will continue to be entitled to a 30kg free baggage
allowance, as reflected on their itinerary receipt, irrespective of the date of travel," the airline added.
JetPrivilege members will continue to enjoy the additional free baggage
allowance as per their JP membership status (Platinum/Gold/Silver), while Premiere guests would continue to avail 30 kg of free baggage
allowance on Jet Airways and JetKonnect flights.
Mercator, a leading aviation IT solution provider, will unveil its new baggage
tracking and management technology at the Passenger Terminal Expo opening in Geneva tomorrow.