Don't tie a ribbon on your suitcase, warns Dublin Airport baggage handler

Passengers should be careful with their baggage
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Ahead of one of the busiest weekends of the year at Dublin Airport, an expert baggage handler has shared some top tips to make sure your luggage gets to your destination on time and in one piece.

Getting separated from your luggage is one of the most frustrating things that could happen while travelling, along with a cancelled flight, of course.

For any travellers who are gearing up for a holiday and are in the mood to see how they can speed things up getting through the airport, thankfully one dutiful employee at the busy hub has shared some advice to ensure luggage makes it to your destination.

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In an interview with RSVP Live, Dublin Airport baggage handler John explained that any holiday goers should take off ribbons attached to their luggage as this may cause delays in getting bags onto the plane.

"Ribbons that people tie onto their suitcases to help identify them can cause issues with the bag being scanned in the baggage hall," he said.

"If the bag can't be scanned automatically it can end up in manual processing, which could mean your bag doesn't make it to the flight".

Other luggage tips include:

  • "Take old stickers off the bag, it can cause confusion with the scanning process

  • Place your suitcase wheels up for less damage

  • Don’t ever pack Marzipan in your luggage. It has the same density as some explosives so your bag will be removed and you’ll be called from the plane for a bag search.

Meanwhile, Dublin Airport is set to have one of its busiest weekends of the year over the bank holiday.

The four-day period between Friday and Monday will see 240,000 passengers departing from Dublin Airport, with 210,000 passengers arriving. The busiest day this weekend will be Sunday (June 2), when around 117,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport.

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