Digital bag tags are not a new concept, but the hardware is expensive, mostly to support backwards compatibility with the legacy baggage sorting systems. Shabstec wants to solve the problem a different way, bringing its TagsForLife RFID-based bag tracking to the market with a unit cost under $10.
A surprise twist in the Hong Kong protests as Cathay CEO Rupert Hogg resigns. Plus RFID for bags, VR for passengers and new aircraft types launching service soon. A busy week with plenty to uncover in this edition of PaxEx Update!
Wondering where your checked bag is? Air France will soon have more and better data to help answer that question for passengers as the carrier commits to RFID tracking of bags beginning in 2020.