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How to make sure your luggage comes first at the airport exit: clever tricks

Alina MilsentLife
Sometimes passengers wait a long time for their luggage

For many air travelers, the most dreaded part of the journey is the time spent waiting for their luggage. The anticipation of swiftly retrieving your suitcase and exiting the airport is often quashed by the seemingly endless baggage carousel, which takes its time delivering everyone's bags except yours.

To increase the chances of your suitcase being among the first on the conveyor belt, consider following the advice of an industry expert. Sante Plus has compiled some highly effective life hacks.

Quick Tips for Obtaining Your Luggage at the Airport

The process of air travel involves numerous nuances related to luggage. Ensuring your suitcases adhere to the permitted weight, checking the list of prohibited items, and arriving at the airport hours before departure to complete all necessary steps before boarding—these are all part of the ritual. Yet, upon reaching your destination, you might still find yourself waiting extensively for your travel bag.

Contrary to popular belief, flight attendants suggest not rushing to check in. Surprisingly, being among the first passengers on the list may result in your bag being one of the last to be unloaded. If your suitcase is placed in the baggage compartment with the final batch, it will be one of the first items on the conveyor belt. It's a seemingly counterintuitive but logical approach.

Another useful tip is related to the "fragile" label often attached to specific luggage. This label not only ensures careful handling but also guarantees that these suitcases are loaded into the baggage hold last. Don't hesitate to request this sticker at the check-in desk, and your suitcase will be given priority unloading status.

Guidelines for Suitcase Size on a Plane

Size restrictions vary between airlines, but generally, you are allowed a suitcase weighing 20-23 kg in the luggage compartment, with a maximum size of 158 cm (height + length + width). Airlines may permit the transportation of heavy or oversized baggage for an additional fee.

Prohibited Items in Hand and Checked Baggage

Certain items are strictly prohibited in both hand and checked baggage. Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol content, flammable items like fuel and aerosols, fireworks, flares, hand grenades, detonators, dynamite, replicas of explosives, and chemicals such as chlorine, bleach, spilled batteries, spray paint, fertilizers, and fire extinguishers are among the forbidden items. It's essential to be aware of these restrictions to ensure a smooth and safe journey.

As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, there are several code phrases used by the crew members of the airliner in order not to upset passengers.

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