airlines want to reduce the loss of cases significantly, and each piece of Luggage in the future with a, using radio waves, a readable RFID Chip. The surface facilities should begin in early 2020, said Andrew Price, chief of the Department of Luggage, the airline Association IATA, the German press Agency in Geneva. The decision should be announced at the General Assembly of the members at the beginning of June in South Korea.

“I hope that by the end of 2020, the Luggage is on the half of the passenger traveling with a RFID-equipped,” said Price. By the end of 2023, it should be as good as all the bags. In the IATA about 290 Airlines in 120 countries are organized, the 82 per cent of air transport, including Lufthansa.

in 2007, have been misguided, according to a report by the IT-Airline-services provider Sita, about 18 pieces of Luggage per 1000 passengers. Ten years later, there were only about six. Worldwide, at least 23 million pieces of Luggage were the but. “With RFID, we can reduce the number by an additional 25 percent, if all participate in,” says Price.

Yet pieces of Luggage in air transport, with an adhesive food labels to see on the information, such as the flight number or the destination airport in the Form of a bar code are to be marked. A case Label can be easily damaged. In addition, you need a direct line-of-sight to the Barcode to read.

The RFID Chips with antennas to be integrated in future in the Band with the classic bar code. Reading devices on the baggage belts in the baggage halls and during Loading and Unloading can register the suitcase during the entire trip automatically. Today, pieces of Luggage would be scanned at many airports manually, says Price.

potential for savings, despite investing high

“This innovation allows us to know at any time where the Luggage is located. If a part is MIS-guided, we can see it and be able to intervene and it is up to the airport and send, before the passenger gives up a Missing persons report,” says Price. “So that fewer pieces of Luggage will be lost. And if it does happen, you will be faster with the passenger.”

airlines could allow customers to track the whereabouts of your suitcase, using an App on your Smartphone. Something like this offers the US airline Delta, a pioneer of RFID Chips in Luggage. In the long term, personal and reusable RFID labels are conceivable to make the passengers feel right at home in the Luggage.

Thus, the RFID can be used to read data from around the world and exchanged, you need to invest in airports and Airlines. The savings potential was three times as high as the expenses. IATA estimates that over seven years, 3.8 billion dollars can be saved. On the one hand, less suitcase would be lost and would need to be sought. On the other hand, RFID is likely to data vulnerabilities in the carriage of baggage show, which could be optimized.

Lufthansa is covered. It will always be working on improvements, says spokeswoman Sandra Kraft. “RFID can’t be a supporting technology, but it is the only possible one. Lufthansa is involved, among other things, includes studies of RFID as a possible technology for the baggage services.”

What should do to passengers if the suitcase is gone?In front of the baggage check-in Who to go for sure wants to, should take photographs his suitcase contents before the departure with the Smartphone, or by a witness to be documented. As can be demonstrated in the case of a possible loss easier to the amount of damages. At the airport If the suitcase does not arrive on the baggage carousel, travelers should immediately report the damage at the next baggage mediation at the airport and the Airline. The so-called Lost-and-Found will be logged switches the cases with a claim number. Officially passengers, but seven days time. According to the damage report, the damage Is displayed for the first time, can make affected passengers a Noteinkauf. However, you should shop comparatively: Only necessary items will be refunded. To drugstore products, or use objects to count, the slip and understandable for Airlines. On the basis of the Montreal Convention, airlines can be delayed or lost Luggage with a maximum amount of around 1350 Euro per passenger refund. The refund amount will be calculated on the basis of the useful life of the items. Lost a piece of Luggage is considered lost if it is not turned up after 21 days. Package travellers have a right to a price reduction. According to the aviation expert Heinrich large bongardt, a reduction of 25 percent is from three days without a case possible, for the whole vacation by 50 percent.

Christiane Oelrich, dpa

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