Japan Airlines unveils self bag drops at Haneda Airport


The self bag drop technology features a screen with instructions and two cameras for reading tags and recognising the number and shape of items of baggage.

Japan Airlines has announced the debut of a self baggage drop (SBD) system, developed in partnership with Daifuku, at Haneda Airport Terminal 1.

The SBDs enable passengers to check-in their own baggage by following the on-screen instructions. The system also features two cameras for reading tags and recognising the number and shape of items of baggage. The technology is expected to greatly reduce queuing times.

In February, Japan Airlines started the operation of six units at Haneda Airport Terminal 1 for domestic flights. The airline plans to commission 38 units at the terminal by summer 2020.


Southwest, GTAA, Air Canada and Avinor help to drive baggage transformation as part of FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group


As part of our efforts to help the industry redefine the baggage experience, Future Travel Experience recently launched the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group (BIWG), delivered with the support of our Strategic Partners AirPortr and BagsID Network.

The first round of online meetings, which took place in September, brought together hundreds of industry stakeholders who participated in highly engaging discussions around topics including advancing off-airport baggage collection, check-in and delivery; simplifying baggage infrastructure and processes at the airport; unlocking opportunities presented by modern baggage messaging; and creating new commercial models for new baggage approaches. The forward-thinking groups were led by expert Captains from companies including Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Air Canada, Avinor and Southwest Airlines, with the support of FTE’s Head of Baggage Transformation, Andrew Price. The full recordings are available to watch here.

The next BIWG online meeting will take place on 3 November and this will be followed by the first in-person meeting, which will be hosted in Las Vegas on 7 December, co-located with FTE Global 2021. The Working Group will then continue its work into 2022 and beyond.

Visit the FTE Baggage Innovation Working Group page >>   

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