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OR TAMBO HAS BANNED IRREGULAR SHAPED BAGS
If you're prone to using duffel bags or irregular backpacks while travelling - you'll have to change your packing habits when travelling via OR Tambo.
New rules for checking in bags of irregular shape and size have come into effect at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport from Monday 25 March 2019.
The new rules are aimed at preventing blockages and breakdowns in the baggage handling system caused by bags that do not have any flat surfaces or that have long straps or grips as per the International Air Transport Association (IATA) guidelines.
1. Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed at check-in counters;
2. This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted on the check-in system;
3. Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed at check-in counters; and
4. Bags with longs straps will not be allowed at check-in counters
Access this link: https://www.traveller24.com/TravelPlanning/new-rule-means-you-can-no-longer-check-in-irregular-shaped-bags-at-or-tambo-20190325