Electronic Bag Tags Attempt to Make Luggage Checks Easier
June 27, 2013 11:51 AM
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Designworks partnered with British Airways to make the new tags
Waiting for paper tags to check your bags at the airport could soon be a thing of the past.
Designworks has come up with a new way to tag luggage with electronic Bag Tags. This eliminates the need for a bag check where paper tags are printed out and attached to luggage each time you travel, since these electronic tags can be used over and over again.
This is how it works: the electronic tag is attached to a piece of luggage, and once checked in, the flyer hovers their smartphone over the tag. This updates the tag
with a barcode
, which contains the flight details and where the bag should go.
From there, the bag is simply taken to the bag drop, where it's scanned and placed on the correct plane. This leaves the flyer plenty of time to go through security instead of waiting to have paper tags printed.
Designworks partnered with British Airways to make the new tags.
If the tags were to catch on, they could cut paper waste each time a flyer travels, and can save time at the bag check by simply dropping luggage off with the appropriate details already in place.
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RE: Who is responsible?
6/27/2013 1:28:50 PM
Regardless how it is tagged the bag might end up somewhere else. Self Tagging is fine for me even if it is the paper tags like they use now.
A fully automated system that will also load and unload the bag on the airplane would decrease the issue of lost luggage. This way once the bag hits the conveyer belt no human will touch it until the bag gets to the destination.
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