Bus, train, and airline companies have long used bag tags, sometimes known as baggage tags, baggage checks, or luggage tickets, to direct checked luggage to its destination.
Normally, the passenger stub is given to them or is attached to the ticket envelope:
to assist the traveler in locating their bag at the baggage carousel at the destination; providing evidence which is still required at some airports that the traveler is not taking another person’s suitcase from the baggage reclaim area; and provides a way for the traveler and the carrier to recognise and track a specific bag that has been lost and wasn’t dropped off at the right place.
Liability of the carriers is confined to published tariffs and international agreements.
The key advantages of electronic bag tags include improved read rates compared to printed bag tags, self-control and convenience of use by passengers, time savings by skipping airport lineups, and, as electronic bag tags are used, a large drop in airline operating costs.
The Global electronic bag tag market accounted for $XX Billion in 2021 and is anticipated to reach $XX Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of XX% from 2022 to 2030.
Alaska Airlines has stated with pride that it would be the first airline in the United States to implement an electronic bag tag programme. The
advantage of electronic bag tags is that they can streamline your airport experience. The use of electronic tags will spare visitors from having to print out conventional bag tags at the airport.
Through the Alaska mobile app, travelers can activate the devices up to 24 hours before their journey from anywhere.
While the electronic bag tags will speed up the check-in process at the airport, they also minimize waste by using less paper than the traditional bag tags.
Holding the phone used for check-in against the electronic bag tag activates the tag. An antenna on the tag is powered up and reads the data sent from the phone. The traveler’s flight information will then be quickly shown on the bag tag’s e-paper screen. It is a Handy thing.
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