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The future for common-use bag drop

The future for common-use bag drop

Common-use bag drops are emerging at the airport as an extension of the self-service experience – transferring more control away from the airline agent into the hands of the passenger. Louise Driscoll reports on the benefits and challenges for the industry.

The fully mobilized passenger

The fully mobilized passenger

The evidence suggests mobile will become the dominant form of check-in. Sales of internet-ready Smart Phone devices continue to grow at a significant pace – around 30% year-on-year. Meanwhile, major online players – such as Google and Yahoo Microsoft – are investing significant resources in developing and improving their mobile web offerings. Ross Falconer reports.

Remote check-in – driving new trends

Remote check-in – driving new trends

Where the US has successfully extended the check-in process away from the mobile phone and internet to offer a full-service remote skycap operation, further potential is seen to serve high passenger volumes at a time based on enlarging the cruise ship program to deal with conventions. Across the Atlantic, select destinations in Europe will soon […]


Fasttrack Travel

Fasttrack Travel

IATA has announced a string of airport trials, which will give passengers new ways to check-in. With an emphasis on baggage self-tagging, mobile check-in and common use kiosks, the ‘fast travel’ initiative is expected to benefit both the industry and passengers. Louise Driscoll reports.

The efficiencies of common bag drop

The efficiencies of common bag drop

Common baggage and fast drop initiatives have the potential to provide higher efficiency and throughput due to economies of scale and better use of airport real estate. They have benefits for airports, airlines and innovative handling agents, and bag drop looks set to become a less-than 30-second process. Ross Falconer reports.

JAL innovative boarding system

JAL innovative boarding system

Japan Airlines (JAL) participated in evaluation testing of ‘e-airport procedures: SPT Trial 2007’, which was implemented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The airline is implementing a number of innovations to simplify the travel experience. Ross Falconer reports.

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CUPPS entering ‘live’ operational testing

CUPPS entering ‘live’ operational testing

The CUPPS (Common Use Passenger Processing Systems) initiative is moving into a very important stage, in which it will be fully tested in ‘live’ operation. The airports confirmed to participate in the trial are Las Vegas McCarran with ARINC the vendor partner, Orlando (SITA), Sacramento (Air IT), Dublin (RESA) and Brussels (Ultra Electronics). Lufthansa, SAS […]

Mobilising passenger travel

Mobilising passenger travel

Mobile Check-In is expected to become one of the key early applications to take advantage of the increased shift in mobile usage towards data-services. IBM forecasts that within the next three to five years Mobile Check-In will overtake both kiosks and the web to become the most dominant method for travellers to check-in for their […]

The Innovation of fairytales

The Innovation of fairytales

The Disney’s Magical Express is a complementary shuttle and luggage delivery service that exclusively transports Walt Disney visitors from Orlando International Airport directly to their Walt Disney World Resort hotel where their baggage is then safely delivered directly to their room. Michelle Bentubo, director, Disney Cruise Line/Disney’s Magical Express, explains Disney’s new role as a […]

SAS introduces Biometric Check-in

SAS introduces Biometric Check-in

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has established a number of record-breaking innovations, ranging from being the first airline to introduce inflight entertainment to offering separate check-in lounges. plus introducing sleeper seats and flying directly over the North Pole. More recently, a novel fingerprint-based biometric security solution used by SAS and provided by Precise Solutions has been implemented […]

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