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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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