Passengers of the airline Brussels Airlines no longer have to queue at the check-in counter in the departure hall of Brussels Airport to have their bags labeled and leave for the plane. They can now also carry out that procedure themselves, the airline and the airport announced on Tuesday.
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The new system is available to passengers flying short or medium haul with Brussels Airlines or another carrier of the Lufthansa group (Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian). They must have checked in online in advance, after which they can print a luggage tag themselves with their boarding pass in the departure hall and then put their bags on a conveyor belt. They are also weighed at that time.
According to Brussels Airlines and Brussels Airport, passengers can save time with the new system, “because even more passengers can present their suitcase at the same time”, according to a press release. The drop-off system can handle up to 400 travelers per hour. “Since more than 75 percent of Brussels Airlines passengers have already checked in at home and have their boarding pass in their pocket, they can check in their suitcase faster and continue their journey.”
The system was started up during the summer months and is now fully operational. It may be expanded in the future.
Passengers can also still drop off their luggage at a manned check-in counter.