- Year of past OR future Camino
Via de la Plata Oct 17
Primitivo Aug 18
Maybe I’m worrying about nothing..... but I think of all the loops and strappy bits on the outside of my backpack, and envisage them getting caught in the baggage handling machinery.
Is this a problem, and if so, what is the solution?
I pay to have my pack shrink wrapped at the airport prior to checking in - it stops the straps getting caught and damaged and stops anyone accessing it ( to remove the contents or put stuff in - like drugs). Costs around €10 takes less than 5 minutes.
I’ve found this service available at many airports i.e Auckland (NZ), Madrid, Croatia.
I’ve never seen any packs damaged on the carousel- but I don’t really look at the buckles.
Guess it’s all personal preference. You could probably do it yourself with a large roll of cling wrap. I just find the airport service fast and convenient.