“Hand-to-hand RFID Baggage Tracking” benefits for airlines, airports, and passengers
RFID increases automation in baggage handling processes, significantly reducing the number of mishandled bags — and the associated costs. We, at Longest Chance, employ RFID baggage tracking to provide real-time visibility into the whereabouts of passenger luggage, including cross-checks at every step of the bag’s travels. The system offers excellent bag tag readability at 99.99%. Everyone wins — airlines, airports, and passengers.
- Bags arrive on time: The reduction in mishandled bags ensures that more passengers are reunited with their bags as expected.
- More on-time departures: RFID can increase the number of timely departures by enabling more efficient loading of baggage onto the plane.
- Shorter connection times as a result of reduced mishandling errors.
- Improved safety: Compliance with government safety regulations improves the level of passenger safety.
- Theft reduction: RFID can provide a real-time history of the movement for any bag.
- Faster connection times as a result of reduced mishandling errors.
- Increase in baggage processing efficiency — handlers can process more baggage more accurately.
- Reduction in operating costs due to more efficient use of employee time and a possible reduction in end-to-end flight times.
- Significant improvement in customer satisfaction through the substantial reduction in baggage-handling errors. RFID can enable airlines to potentially achieve almost 100 percent accuracy in baggage handling.
- A comprehensive audit of baggage inventory to enable continuous improvement in baggage handling procedures, increasing security and reducing the opportunity for baggage theft.
- Cost-effective automated compliance with new safety regulations.
- Improve brand positioning: Public perception is improved operational efficiency and increased security levels.
- Reduce operation costs: The volume of manual activities is reduced, improving worker productivity.
- Scale the airport infrastructure to easily and cost-effectively accommodate future growth in passenger and checked baggage volumes.
- Reduce minimum connection times (MCT) for transfer passengers at hub airports (if transfer baggage is handled with RFID).
- Improve theft protection: RFID can record the movement of each bag from the moment it is tagged.
- Ensure compliance with new safety regulations: RFID can automatically collect the data required to monitor and ensure compliance with safety regulations.
- Take advantage of infrastructure capable of handling the increased baggage volumes today, as well as the significant increase anticipated in the near future.