Condor starts self-service bag drop at Hamburg Airport

Baggage check-in (Photo: Hamburg Airport / Oliver Sorg).
Baggage check-in (Photo: Hamburg Airport / Oliver Sorg).

Condor starts self-service bag drop at Hamburg Airport

Baggage check-in (Photo: Hamburg Airport / Oliver Sorg).
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Passengers of the holiday airline Condor can now also use self-service baggage drop-off machines at Hamburg Airport. Eleven devices are available on site, but these are not used exclusively by this carrier.

Since Monday, Condor passengers have also had the choice of checking in their suitcases at the counter before departure or at the machine, which is more independent of the time. Around two thirds of all passengers in Hamburg already have this option. The offer has been very well received: every fourth suitcase is now checked in at one of the 30 machines.

According to Hamburg Airport, in addition to Condor, Swiss, SAS, KLM, Eurowings, Finnair, Easyjet, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Air France also offer self-service baggage check-in at machines. With the commissioning of the first baggage machines in November 2017, Hamburg Airport has invested in a project for the future. Those who fly with one of the participating airlines can use the baggage machines. Technically, the devices convince with innovative and automated functions. If a piece of baggage that is too large or too heavy is detected, the passenger receives a message on the display to check in the piece of baggage as bulky baggage.

Scan your boarding card, place your suitcase on the conveyor belt, print a tag – it takes an average of 60 seconds to check in your luggage at the machine itself. Anyone who flies with Condor can now hand in their suitcases themselves at one of the self-bag-drop machines. Condor guests who want to use this service must already have their boarding pass printed out or available online. Those who check in themselves and use the baggage machines no longer have to go to the counter - and that saves a lot of time, especially on the day of departure.

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