I’ve made a booking for a combo flight transfer with a view the that helicopter would be taking off from Nadi International so we could drop off our excess luggage at the luggage storage store - However PIA have advised the below:
"We will drop you off at Denarau Helipad to connect Helicopter.Our Van driver will drop you off and will bring your suitcase to the Airport for storage.You will return on the 19th Sep by Seaplane and will collect your suitcase from our counter before your check-in at the International counter."
It’s worth highlighting we don’t be traveling directly from an international flight and will be within another hotel on the mainland before the transer
So the above basically means we'll be leaving our suitcase with a random driver in the hope they drop off our luggage and then hope when it comes to us picking it up it's 1) There and 2) They believe it's our bag?.... Has anyone else done this? It just feels a little odd to me!
Pack light and abound the dilemma. I wouldn't leave luggage unattended with someone random. Perhaps you can use airport lockers as they are literally five minute walk away.
Hi, we recently left our luggage at the Fiji domestic airport while whipping across to the islands with smaller bags on sea plan and helicopter. Didn't receive a tag for proof of ownership or tracking at all but when returning, they were returned safe and sound - with a smile. Whilst we didn't leave with a taxi driver, we dropped directly, they do appear to have a good honesty system in place.
In this day and age I would never leave my bag with anyone. If they don't have lockers that you can use at the airport (and hold the key yourself) or if you can't go with the driver to see the official place that will hold baggage while tourists travel to the islands (the international airport is only a short walk from the helipad), then I'd rather post things home that I don't need to take with me to the islands (like used clothing) and keep everything else with me to inspect by officials/Customs at any time. I hope that helps.
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