Fast Travel home printed bag solution
Last month saw another important step taken for Fast Travel. Lufthansa launched their home printed bag tag solution in Japan, from Narita International Airport in Japan - the first carrier to do so in Japan.
Home printed bag tags are a new way to allow passengers to not only check-in online at home, but also print their baggage tags and put them in a see through plastic holder attached to the bag.
Trials by Alaska Airlines and IBERIA have paved the way for this new technology to be introduced. Once permission has been granted by regulators we can expect to see this solution to be rolled-out in several countries in the world over the next few months.
In a continuing drive for self-service, home printed bag tags is but one of many technologies being offered to the general public. This self-service is in line with the demand of passengers to apply their own baggage tags, either through a home printed bag tag or an electronic tag. No less than 53% indicated to prefer self-tagging in the 2013 IATA Passenger Survey.