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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. 

Source: Designworks

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By Strunf on 6/28/2013 7:57:58 AM , Rating: 2
It's the same everywhere, this is not really made to make it faster since you'll always wait at the security check and since it's here that you wait the most it doesn't really matter how fast you do any precedent step...

They developed this to save costs, if on average it takes 2 min to do the Check-in and with this it only takes 1.5 min then they save a lot of time and could open less gates, less gates = less employees = profit. It's like on-line check-in, it doesn't really save you much time, I don't travel much but I've experienced the 90's boarding style and today's style (on-line check-in, only hand bag), well frankly I don't think I see that much of difference in time needed, in the past I waited to dispatch my baggage/check in, today I wait at the security check.

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