29 September, 2022

Condor to sell overhead locker space.......

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The German holiday airline Condor is introducing a new way to grab more money from its passengers by selling them space....  On selected flights, Condor passengers in Economy Class will have the option to reserve their own overhead compartment. From 9.99 euros, this guarantees sufficient storage space for the hand baggage included in the fare booked. The service will initially be available on long-haul flights operated with a Condor A330-200. This will apply to departures from 1 November 2022.

Ralf Teckentrup, CEO of Condor: "Many travellers are familiar with this situation: you are sitting at the gate, boarding begins and you wonder whether your hand baggage will still find a place in the overhead compartment. Condor guests can now relax and simply reserve their own baggage compartment online in advance - ideally directly in combination with a seat. This makes flying even more relaxed."

A reservation can be made up to 48 hours before the scheduled departure at www.condor.com under "My Booking" and up to three hours before departure at online check-in. One baggage compartment can be reserved per passenger. On board, the baggage compartments reserved in this way are marked accordingly.

How this will affect other passengers is unclear, however, it is likely to cause delays in boarding according to passenger services managers.