Priority Baggage Tags

Old Dec 19, 17, 7:59 am
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Priority Baggage Tags

On my last trip we travelled in J and so had the yellow Priority tags on the cases. The thing is that the cases came of pretty much last at the baggage claim.

What are these Priority tags for? I haven't seen any benefit to them.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:03 am
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They are for baggage handlers to prioritise them ..... last on the belt :-)
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:04 am
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They are useless. The few times I had checked baggage I had to wait for ages.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:05 am
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This has been covered a gazillion times:
Oneworld Priority Bag Tags on BA
The Ultimate BA Bag Tag Thread
I was told priority tags make no difference...
Did the JFK baggage handlers rip my priority baggage tag off?
Do priority luggage tags matter
Why no priority baggage handling for emeralds?
Priority Baggage Handling for Gold/Silver?

Etc...
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:14 am
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Yellow priority bag tag , i thought it was orange for BA ?
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:16 am
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it's totally pointless - the only time I have EVER noticed a difference is flying within Asia on MH/CX - other than that they never do anything

I do my own priority handling by flying HBO whenever possible if flying alone...the rest of the time flying with family we're always waiting for the pushchair anyway so any priority handling of checked luggage would be a waste of time anyway
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:19 am
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Yellow priority bag tag , i thought it was orange for BA ?
Orange for J and Yellow for F?
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Orange for J and Yellow for F?
Yeah orange for J and yellow for F was what i thought. Maybe check in agent had run out of orange J priority bag tags and was using F bag tag. It may of changed thou , as i have not flown LH with BA in quite sometime after i changed to EK.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 8:48 am
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Originally Posted by Flame3601 View Post
Yeah orange for J and yellow for F was what i thought. Maybe check in agent had run out of orange J priority bag tags and was using F bag tag. It may of changed thou , as i have not flown LH with BA in quite sometime after i changed to EK.
Could also be that you checked in at a First checkin desk / First Wing, maybe they only have yellow tags there.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 10:30 am
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When flying with MH they tagged the bags in KUL to LHR using first tags instead of business and they did come out first at LHR. BA priority tags are just there to help you identify your bag easier on the belt.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by Lucanesque View Post
Orange for J and Yellow for F?
Correct

Originally Posted by snaxmuppet View Post
What are these Priority tags for? I haven't seen any benefit to them.
They are there to make you, but not your luggage, feel better about yourself
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Old Dec 19, 17, 10:45 am
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Mrs Y and I flew F to DXB in September, all nicely tagged up (yellow for F). First off the aircraft, flew through immigration, and quick to the baggage belt. Bags began to arrive, but waited... and waited.... but not ours. Found someone from the BA ground crew, pointed out how disappointed I was to be kept waiting and was then led to the section next to the belt where they neatly line up all the priority bags. Only two suitcases were left waiting to be claimed. ahem. A quick "thank you" and we were on the way to our hotel..
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Old Dec 19, 17, 11:25 am
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It works at certain airports but not most others.

Generally, arriving at HKG & SIN work. HND and NRT definitely work.

I have not seen it work elsewhere to be honest.

I call them the "vanity tags" and essentially ignore them.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 11:36 am
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The only yellow tags that matter on a BA flight are the ones that signify crew bags. As BA use containers for baggage, even on short haul (removes the problem of baggage shifting in flight and changing the center of gravity) the are loaded in any order.
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Old Dec 19, 17, 11:38 am
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Best example of the priority bag tagging system working within the BA network , is in South Africa when flying with Comair in club no matter what airport it is. All priority bag tagged bags displaying the club tag are always last to be loaded and thus first to be unloaded. Upon arrival bags are quickly taken off the aircraft and taken to the baggage claim by means of their own transportation in the form of a small utility truck. No waiting or idling for the cart to be loaded to capacity with other bags. Always first out and always there before my arrival at baggage claim or just being loaded on the reclaim belt as i arrive.
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