The Self-tagging Print-at-home and electronic bag tags are designed to improve travellers’ experience at airports as well as make air travel more convenient for Canadians, by allowing them to apply their own baggage tags on checked luggage before heading to the airport.
As of June 16, 2016, all airlines have been permitted to offer the e-tagging options for all flights departing from a Canadian airport.
There are 2 options available:
- Self-print bag tag: passengers print their bag tag from a personal device during online check-in, before heading to the airport. The printed tag is placed in a reusable holder and attached to the bag.
- Electronic bag tag: passengers use a reusable plastic tag with an electronic ink screen (similar to an e-reader) provided by the airline. The tag is connected by wireless technology and updates its destination information via the airline’s application.
Tony Tyler, Director General and Chief Executive Officer – International Air Transport Association, commented on the announcement: “Air travellers want the ability to do more things for themselves and to take more control over the travel process. By approving this baggage self-tagging initiative, Transport Canada is enabling airlines to respond to that need. Canada is among the leaders in this area. It’s a great example for others to learn from.”
SOURCE: CNW/Transport Canada
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