02 Oct '11, 7am

Beware baggage touts at Changi Airport - Yahoo! via @yahoosg

The next time you travel by plane, you may be approached to take on extra luggage. Despite efforts at enforcement, baggage touts have been waiting at the check-in aisles of flights leaving Singapore for places like Chennai , Sri Lanka and Yangon . They target travellers with small or lighter bags and ask them to take on pieces of bulky luggage to check in as their own, in exchange for cash payment of between $5 and $10 per kilogram. These items include electronic goods such as large-screen TVs and computers, dropped off outside the departure hall by a driver in a delivery van. Aged between their 30s and their 40s, the mostly-male touts travel together in groups of five or more. They will accompany the passenger who agrees to take on the goods to check in and hand the money over either once the item passes through smoothly, or on occasion, when the item has arrived at its d...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/beware-baggage-touts-at-changi-a...

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  1. 02 Oct '11, 10pm

    Simple way to solve the problem, lower excess baggage charges to market price...

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