Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria has banned chequered bags checked-in as bulk hold luggage from its flights out of the West African nation.
The bags, a favourite of traders, have also raised the concerns of other aviation lines.
In 2017 KLM and Air France, imposed a ban because they said the bags could unravel and clog up baggage delivery systems.
Infamously, the errant item was nicknamed "Ghana Must Go" bags by Ethiopian Airlines from their flights out of Nigeria in the late 1980s, when hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of whom were Ghanaian, were expelled.
People fled with the red-and-blue chequered bags on their backs.
Now, the airline also says the ubiquitous carriers can badly affect airport equipment.
Ethiopian Airlines said the ban was introduced because of "the frequent occurrence of damages to the conveyor belts at various airports, resulting in significant costs incurred by the airlines involved".
The bags could be used if they are "adequately packed in a carton or hardcover rectangular container".
Ethiopian Airlines operates several domestic and regional routes out of Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos.