Luggage tags, printed at self-service check-ins, typically come with a set of three small barcode stickers at one end. What am I supposed to do with them?
- Peel them off and place them around the bag?
- Leave them where they are?
Does it matter whether I am dropping the bag off at a manned counter, or at an unmanned self-service drop-off point (for example at Stockholm ARN, terminal 5)?
I have always done (1), trying to put them so as to optimize barcode visibility from all angles, but I recently handed in a bag at a manned counter where the person taking it told me that because the stickers were "missing" (i.e, no longer on the piece of paper looped around the bag handle), he had to print a new tag to replace the one I had.
(If this is location dependent, I have observed these tags at least in Stockholm (ARN), London (LHR), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI).)