Electronic luggage tags slash EVA Air flight check-in time

The China Post
Date: December 9, 2016
By Kuan-lin Liu

German luggage maker Rimowa officially launched their electronic tag suitcase collection in Taiwan

An Eva Air flight attendant shows off Rimowa’s Electronic Tag suitcase at the suitcases’ official launch in Taiwan on Thursday, Dec. 8. Taiwan’s EVA Air has partnered with Rimowa to provide electronic luggage check-in service to its passengers. (CNA)

on Thursday.

This timely launch came just days after Taiwan’s EVA Air implemented a system-wide electronic luggage check-in service for its customers on Dec. 1. Starting this month, EVA Air flyers with electronic luggage tags have the option to check their luggage via smartphone and to save themselves waiting time at the airport.

The case features an E Ink display screen to which passengers can upload their baggage tag information via Bluetooth at their own convenience.

Even with the addition of electronic tag technology, the price of the suitcase is only roughly NT$100 more than the average price of a Rimowa suitcase.

Electronic Tag Debuts

The electronic tag collaboration between Rimowa and EVA Air was announced earlier this year at the Future Travel Experience Asia EXPO 2016 and makes EVA Air the first Asian airline and the second airline worldwide to adopt Rimowa’s electronic tag.

With the combination of the self check-in stations and the electronic tag check-in, EVA Air’s Customer Service Deputy-General Manager Yang Yung-heng (楊永恒) estimated that passengers could cut their overall check-in time at the airport to between three and five minutes for a quick passport check and baggage drop-off.    [FULL  STORY]

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