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Pre-checkin luggage drop off
Not a question, but more an update on the Brussels Airport situation. As you reported, there was a terrorist attack at the airport one month ago. Two weeks ago the airport started up again, taking it slow (now operating at about 50% of the normal capacity), but especially with very strict security. Every car is checked by licence plate (and spot checks on certain cars), every passenger and luggage is checked before entering the check-in zone, no carts allowed inside.
Today Brussels Airlines announced the possibility to pre-check your bags: you can drop off your luggage the night before your actual flight, in the cargo zone of the airport. This will make the check-in the next day much easier, since you only need hand luggage. I do wonder how many people will use this system.
Not me for a number of reasons. I don’t check normally but I wouldn’t want my bag(s) dropped in a cargo zone and held any longer than necessary. This just increases risk of tampering, theft, damage, late or lost baggage at destination. I use Brussels airport occasionally but plan to avoid it for the foreseeable future until operations return to normal.