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Checked-in baggage should have at least one flat surface.

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6 new baggage rules at Sharjah airport in December

 

SHARJAH – New regulations will be imposed on passengers’ checked-in baggage at Sharjah International Airport starting on December 4, an official said.

Ali Salem Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Airport Authority, said the new rules will be imposed to help passengers and airport personnel save time in sorting out baggage.

Al Midfa said that passengers with baggage that do not conform to the rules will have their bags rejected for check in.

Here are the new rules:

1. Checked-in baggage should have at least one flat surface
2. Checked-in baggage should not be irregularly shaped
3. Checked-in baggage should not be oversized or be larger than 90cm long, 75cm high and 60cm wide
4. Round bags will be rejected at the check-in counter
5. Checked-in baggage should not be tied with a rope
6. Two items or luggage tied together will be rejected at the check-in counter


The Dubai International Airport introduced similar rules early last year.

Sharjah Airport Authority’s chairman said that passengers with baggage that do not conform to the new rules will have the option to repack their belongings for a fee at the oversized baggage counter.

The items can be re-packed into an approved cardboard box provided by Hala Services at the airport. The service costs Dh20. GAD/Expat Media

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