The tag contained basic information: Airline/Carrier Name Flight Number Baggage Tag Number (composed of the two-letter airline code and six digits) Destination Airport Code These tags became obsolete because they offered little security and were easy to replicate. Retrieved 18 April 2013. External links Press kit:. Zero is for interline or online tags, one is for fallback tags, and two is for «rush» tags. The automated baggage handling system scans the barcodes on the carrier tags and sorts the bags accordingly. The barcodes were enlarged to facilitate automated reading.
British Airways is currently conducting a trial to test re-usable electronic luggage tags featuring electronic paper technology. Working with Allen Davidson of Litton Industries, with whom Eastern had developed the license plate concept, the BSWG adopted this system as the common industry standard for passenger baggage reconciliation. The flight details and barcode are transmitted to the tag using NFC technology. The new Forfour, along with the new Fortwo is set to go on sale in October, shortly after their public reveals at the Paris Motor Show.
One of the limitations of this system is that in order to read bar codes from the bottom of the belt, laser arrays are placed below the gap between two sections of conveyor belt. The tags can also be purchased for A$29.95. Airline luggage address tags from various airlines Identification The first automated baggage sorting systems were developed in the 1980s by Eastern Air Lines at their Miami International Airport hub. Qantas introduced Q Bag Tags in 2011. Unlike the British Airways tags, they do not feature a screen, which means there is no barcode to scan. This standard was adopted by IATA Resolution in 1987. By 1989, the license plate concept was expanded to become the industry standard for automated baggage sorting as well.