Alaska Airways Will Use Digital Bag Tags to Pace Up Examine-In

Alaska Airways is making an attempt to make the method of checking a bag a bit simpler by launching reusable, digital bag tags, the airline said Tuesday. As an alternative of printing and attaching paper tags to their checked luggage on the airport, Alaska prospects will be capable of use the Alaska Airways cell app to load and show their vacation spot on the digital tag with a easy faucet of their cellphone.

“This know-how permits our visitors to tag their very own luggage in simply seconds and makes your complete check-in course of virtually all off-airport,” Charu Jain, Alaska Airways’ senior vice-president of merchandising and innovation, stated in a press launch concerning the tags.

The tag gadgets do not depend on batteries, which suggests they might “probably final a lifetime,” Jain stated. They will be connected to luggage with “industrial power” zip ties.

About 2,500 Alaska frequent fliers shall be given the tags for gratis and can be capable of begin utilizing them later this 12 months. Members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan will be capable of buy them early in 2023. Alaska stated it is nonetheless engaged on the price of the bag tags however that they’re going to fall someplace between $60 and $70.

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