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Lost Baggage campaign led by IATA and A4A

Published: 11/08/2017 - Filed under: Home » News »

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The International Air Transport Association and Airlines for America (A4A) have launched a year-long global campaign related to baggage tracking with the goal of reducing mishandled bags in addition to increasing efficiency in baggage operations. 

Lost Luggage A4A IATA

Annually, more than 4 billion bags are carried by airlines globally. Less than 0.43 percent do not arrive with their owners. By June 2018, airlines have committed to being able to track a bag when it is accepted at the airport, loaded onto the aircraft, transferred to the arrival system or put into the transfer system for carriage by another airline. Airlines should also be able to share this tracking information with interline carriers as needed. 

“Implementation of baggage tracking is a collaborative effort between airlines and airports to improve the passenger experience,” said managing director of passenger services at A4A Patty Edwards. “Airlines and airports are working together to ensure the infrastructure is available to provide this enhanced service to our customers.”
 
by Dan Booth

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