15.10.2013 - News

British Airways is testing the new digital tags for luggage

British Airways began testing its new digital luggage labels that could replace paper counterparts as early as next year.

The company argued that the labels will save precious minutes in the registration and reduce the queues at the airport.

In digital electronic ink tags that use the same technology as in the electronic books for displaying bar – code that can be scanned.

The device communicates with smart phones using the technology of communication over short distances (Near-Field Communication), which means that passengers can independently update the flight information via phone after registration with British Airways application.

Currently, the airline is experiencing 100 prototype devices on corporate flights between London and Seattle , and ultimately for the consumer version  will be available for use on flights around the world.

Passengers will be required to purchase a digital tag from British Airways, but as long as the price was not announced.

Author: Anastasiia Trepyton
Source: telegraph.co.uk