Posts Tagged ‘luggage’

Sometimes the conveyor belt at the airport seems to be filled with suitcases just like yours. And, admit it, despite the new glasses you are unable to spot the nuances ten meters away.

There are solutions. Retro style stickers that declare your interest in faraway places. Multi-colored string attached to the handle. Buying a suitcase in a day-glow color.

Or you can get your luggage ID handle wrap, showing your preference for your favourite tipple. If we buy enough of those, maybe they will feature various types of beer, too.

On the other hand, this will probably not be the thing to make your bag stand out from the crowd if you are flying to or from Munich during the autumn. But they have other designs.

A Swiss flag showing you’re neutral, a Norwegian flag showing you’re rich or an Icelandic flag to show you’re bankrupt. Or maybe a skull and crossbones?


I found the wraps via the Another passport stamp blog.

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Some words on luggage

I’m off to Brussels next week; work mostly, but I’ll see if I can have a beer or two as well. The most problematic is the check in crew at the Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) counter at Zavatem airport, they have a weird notion that my suitcase should weigh less than 32 kilos. We’ll see.

But I should not complain about SAS right now. We had our suitcases delayed travelling Oslo-London last month, so we went out to Marks & Spencer’s the next morning and bought underwear, shirts and stuff for the whole family.

The suitcases were at the hotel when we arrived in the evening, and it was actually quite convenient to have them delivered rather than lugging them through the train and Underground system on a Friday evening.

When we got home, I sent the receipts from M & S to the SAS Customer service department, together with a form from the luggage service at Gatwick. I was hoping they would at least give me a token refund.

I checked my bank statement recently, and they had refunded me a sizeable sum. About two thirds of the one way ticket price for the whole family, actually. One thing is for sure – Ryanair would never do that!

Since I have praised Milan as a beer destination recently, I have to add a more negative note. Let’s say you want to do your beer shopping in the morning, check out from your hotel and then deposit your luggage at the left luggage desk at the Central station, before you go out drinking, looking at cathedrals or whatever. Sounds sensible? There is one flaw in the plan. They refuse to handle items weighing more than 20 kilos. So you’ll have to drag your beers around town anyway.


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