The new baggage rules are:
- Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed at check-in counters.
- This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted on the check-in system.
- Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed at check-in counters.
- Bags with longs straps will not be allowed at check-in counters.
Passengers trying to check in bags that do not conform to these rules will be offered the option of having their baggage wrapped with one flat side at airport approved baggage wrapping stations.
Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport (DXB) in Dubai recently instituted the same kind of baggage rules that will now be applied at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg.