Safety issue with gate check bags?

Old Sep 21, 18, 7:42 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Glasgow and Asia
Programs: BAEC Gold, Hotels.com Gold
Posts: 510
Safety issue with gate check bags?

just a thought occurred as Iím standing with my usual bag full of electrics. Power banks etc. Iím also watching people hand over large cabin bags for gate checking .

Now , if you are only allowed certain things in hand luggage because of the safety risk of being on the hold, how can airlines check in these bags without a screen for these power banks?

surely gate checking is a safety issue or are they screened before being placed in the hold?

PS: not a rant, just curious.
GlasgowCyclops is offline  
Old Sep 21, 18, 7:55 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Programs: BA Silver, Le Club Accor Hotels Silver
Posts: 56
As crew (when/if we need to offload bags) we have a list of items not suitable for being placed into checked bags, i.e. laptops, power banks, passports medication etc. The ground staff will also have the same list and should be asking if the bag contains any of these items, if it does they need to be removed from the bag before it is placed into the aircraft hold.
Often1 likes this.
bhdcommuter is offline  
Old Sep 21, 18, 8:15 am
  #3  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: DCA
Programs: UA US CO AA DL FL
Posts: 48,788
Originally Posted by bhdcommuter View Post
As crew (when/if we need to offload bags) we have a list of items not suitable for being placed into checked bags, i.e. laptops, power banks, passports medication etc. The ground staff will also have the same list and should be asking if the bag contains any of these items, if it does they need to be removed from the bag before it is placed into the aircraft hold.
Almost all carriers make such an announcement and ask when they tag the bag. Some of the items are prohibited and others are about warning people off a dumb mistake.

If FT is a slice of life, which it is not, there are still any number of rants from people who place medications, laptops and passports into bags they check at a counter (rather than absent-mindedly sending their bag off at the gate).
Often1 is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: