New baggage tag system tested in Japan
12. Februar 2013
Central Japan International Airport is testing electronic tags issued for bags at automated check-in counters to make it easier to locate and offload bags belonging to checked-in passengers who do not show up to board aircraft. Airport officials said that the system, jointly developed with All Nippon Airways Co. and others, would enable them to unload checked-in bags from the baggage compartment within 5 min instead of 10 to 20 min, typically required without such tags. Passengers are also issued with tablet devices that will prompt them with messages to board as well as help airline personnel locate passengers arriving late at the boarding gate.