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Dubai Airport Issues Scam Alert for Lost Luggage

 

Dubai International Airport (DXB) has issued a warning to passengers about fraudulent online profiles attempting to sell lost luggage on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. The airport, known for being the world's busiest for nine consecutive years, emphasized in a scam alert that it is not involved in such activities, stating, "We're here for take-offs, not rip-offs." Travelers were advised to stay vigilant and avoid clicking on any suspicious offers.

DXB manages an enormous volume of baggage, with over 82 million bags handled through its terminals in 2022. dnata, responsible for baggage movement at DXB, ensures the precise loading of items onto aircraft. The baggage handling process involves advanced conveyor belts and lifts within the Baggage Handling System (BHS), covering 160 km of tracks under Terminal 3 alone.

The journey of a checked bag begins 180 minutes before the scheduled departure time, with bags held in an automated Early Bag Storage facility if checked in earlier. The bags, tracked with a unique reference number, undergo multiple security screenings and progress through the system on distinctive yellow trays.

Upon arrival, passengers who can't locate their baggage are advised to file a report at the airport's baggage services desk, providing crucial details. The lost baggage is tracked against the reference number, and once found, the passenger is contacted to arrange a delivery time.

The comprehensive explanation sheds light on DXB's intricate Baggage Handling System and the meticulous processes in place to ensure the swift and accurate movement of bags. The emphasis on traveler awareness and reporting procedures underscores the airport's commitment to passenger satisfaction and security against potential scams.

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