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Baggage Claim, Domestic Terminal, Yangon (Rangoon) Airport, Myanmar (Burma)

By on March 27, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma

I arrived at the Domestic Terminal at Yangon (Rangoon) Airport, where they have a very interesting approach to baggage handling.

I was not sure how it was working initially, however, as I suspected it was for money.

As I walked off the bus from the plane and into the arrivals area I was asked for my baggage ticket, which I thought was odd, and people kept asking me for my baggage ticket. Why?

The baggage hall was odd. There was no baggage belt. Just a lot of people hanging around.

The 'baggage hall' at Yangon (Rangoon) Airport Domestic Terminal

The ‘baggage hall’ at Yangon (Rangoon) Airport Domestic Terminal

Then I realised what was happening. The bags were brought from the plane.

The bags arrive...

The bags arrive…

And then a group of workers ran out to collect them and bring them into the hall. Each work checked the ticket on the bag before picking it up and if they had collected the matching ticket from a passenger they would run the bag into the hall and give it to the person for a small fee. If they didn’t have a match to the tickets they held then they moved on and checked the next bag.

And the confusion begins...

And the confusion begins.

Once all the bags for which they had tickets were in the hall the workers then went back for the bags for which they hadn’t been able to collect tickets. I guess this was a sort of ‘express baggage’ claim method.

FourSquare: Domestic Terminal, Yangon (Rangoon) International Airport (RGN)

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