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Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Trends -

LUG­GAGE TRACK­ING New tech­nol­ogy has greatly re­duced the num­ber of bags “mis­han­dled” in tran­sit. Over the next few years, we can ex­pect elec­tronic and home­printed tags, e-re­ceipts, au­to­mated bag­gage sys­tems and GPS track­ing to im­prove things fur­ther. By next year, 60 per cent of car­ri­ers will be send­ing bag­gage lo­ca­tion sta­tus up­dates to your phone, ac­cord­ing to air IT com­pany SITA. By June 2018, IATA’s Res­o­lu­tion 753 will re­quire air­lines to “track a bag... and share this in­for­ma­tion with the next han­dling agent”. Delsey, Sam­sonite and Blues­mart (pic­tured) all sell cases that alert you to their where­abouts. Qatar Air­ways pro­vides push no­ti­fi­ca­tions with your bag’s tag num­ber and es­ti­mated ar­rival time on the carousel.

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