Every year, over three million people check-in at our International Terminal with bags chocked full of personal belongings.
While you’re passing security and shopping duty free, what you don’t see is up to 16,000 bags per day pass along a network of conveyor belts and through multiple hands while being transported to the underbelly of the plane.
Your bag performs Cirque du Soleil acrobatics with every other piece of luggage bound for an overseas destination, which opens up opportunities for it to be scratched, knocked, torn or caught, despite luggage handler’s utmost care.
If you’d prefer your luggage looking as good as the day you rolled it out of the store, take your suitcase to the Protectabag counter to be wrapped in 100% recyclable stretched plastic before checking-in.
Here’s six reasons why you need to add bag wrapping with Protectabag to your airport routine.
1. Ensures nothing falls out
If your worst nightmare is watching your suitcase flipped open on the baggage carousel with all underwear trailing behind it for all other passengers to see, then Protectabag is your new best friend.
Industrial strength film 1: broken suitcase 0
2. Ensures your bag lives longer
Considering the average piece of luggage sets Australians back a few hundred dollars (or over a thousand for a top-of-the-range Samsonite 76cm Spinner) it makes sense to protect it. Nobody wants scuffed or scratched luggage in their obligatory airport #holidays post.
3. Prohibits bag tampering
Even though Brisbane flies direct to over 32 cities in the world, many international flights require a stopovers. Double flights = double handling. Secure your bag with more than just a lock to protect any unwanted items sneaking into your bag.
4. Keeps straps safely concealed
Backpacks, car seats and prams are baggage handlers’ worst nightmare. No matter how careful they are, those straps and handles can, and do, get caught everywhere. Take one for the team (read: those handling your luggage) and keep everything secured behind a layer of plastic wrap.
5. Protects from the elements
Going skiing or travelling to the tropics? If you need a jacket to protect yourself against the elements, then you’ll likely need something to protect your bag. While you stay warm and dry in the airport terminal waiting for your flight, your luggage is likely exposed to ice, snow or rain.
6. Limits excess baggage fees
Concerned your bag may be over the weight allowance? Protectabag will check your bag weight and can help distribute the weight to avoid unwanted fees at check-in. They even have small carry bags you can use to repack excess items into – win.