Following Iberia’s lead, Lufthansa is to set about trialling a new “Print at Home” Luggage tagging service.
The service – known as “Home Tag” will be rolled out initially on the Frankfurt to Tokyo route.
The idea is you check in at home, then print your luggage tag too (for both outbound and inbound segments if you choose). You then take your prints to the airport, fold it in four and place it in a pouch. This is then attached to your luggage.
A fully load home-tagged luggage item – Lufthansa Rimowa case not included. Image Lufthansa AG.
The printed luggage tag contains the required information – flight route, passenger name, baggage item number, which is also encoded as a bar code, allowing the item to be scanned. Meanwhile the Hometag holder has an RFID chip that can be encoded with the details of the baggage.
For those who like to do everything at home, this could be a nice timesaver – requiring you to do the printing and then just drop the item off.
There’s a lovely demo video at Lufthansa.com with more on the system.