New bag labelling policy?

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Old Feb 11, 19, 6:54 am
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New bag labelling policy?

Travelling from MAN this afternoon, HBO. My bag has a gold tag on it (yes, Iím aware this has been debated before) but I was asked to put a blue BA address label on the bag. Didnít require to write anything on it. Other passengers were seemingly asked the same. Seems a bit pointless to me.

Is is this a new policy or just a confusion by check in staff?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 6:59 am
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Suspect they have run out of yellow cabin bag tags (which are pointless too!)
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:10 am
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I've not heard of any new policy, but a number of airlines use labels to show the bag that the label is attached to has been authorised as cabin baggage.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
I've not heard of any new policy, but a number of airlines use labels to show the bag that the label is attached to has been authorised as cabin baggage.
They had not run out of the yellow labels - and were dishing them out to almost everyone. Hence my question.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:00 am
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They had not run out of the yellow labels - and were dishing them out to almost everyone. Hence my question.
I understand, hence my reply that they may have been issued to show the bags in question have been seen by an agent and authorised to be taken on board. The yellow labels are, as you are probably aware, attached to the smaller bag that is meant to be placed under the seat. Yellow label = guaranteed to be taken on board; blue label = authorised to be taken on board (if space available).

MAN is my home airport, and since the number of flights have been reduced virtually every flight is leaving full. Some people still arrive with very large carry-ons or with more than two bags, this new method might be a trial to see if they can resolve those difficulties.
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