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POSTED: 27th November 2012

Self-service at airports: Tag, you're it

CANADIANS flying to the United States with WestJet Airlines can now tag their own bags at six airports. WestJet passengers checking in at a kiosk can print their own boarding passes and baggage tags, attach the tags and then drop the luggage off at the designated area. It's the first time self-service baggage tagging has been available on non-stop cross-border flights, but the trend towards self-service is clearly moving beyond just checking in or printing tickets at home.

Airlines in other countries have already implemented such technologies. In America, Alaska Airlines has introduced self-tagging in Seattle and San Diego and plans to equip 10 airports in this way by the end of the year, and American Airlines is rolling out the technology in big airports over the next two years. Elsewhere, Iberia has 30 kiosks at Madrid's Barajas airport that can print baggage tags, and Qantas Airways issues permanent electronic bag tags.

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