(AR)The number of bags mishandled by airports has dropped 12.5% compared with last year, according to SITA’s Baggage Report 2017. Since 2007, the rate of mishandled baggage has fallen 70% thanks to investment in technologies and process improvements such as tracing luggage.
Seal & Trace In June 2018 new IATA regulations require that every bag must be traceable. Luckily Seal & Go already provides a free tracing service that enables all sealed luggage to become traceable. Using Seal & Trace, travellers are able to register their luggage with contact details. This can be done before traveling or even when the luggage already has gone missing. When the luggage is found by someone else than the owner, they can send a message to the owner.
Besides the fact that all sealed luggage items will be traceable, a sealed piece of luggage is also better protected. In case the sealing is broken, travellers will know someone has tampered with their luggage.
Transfer problems Another good reason why all luggage items should be traceable is the fact that lots of items get ‘lost in transition’. The critical ‘pinch-point’ in the bag handling process is when passengers and their luggage need to moved from one aircraft to another, or from one carrier to another. In 2016, 47% of delayed bags were in the process of being transferred. This is why we advise you to use our services especially if you fly with a transfer.
Some passenger feel more secure when they are able to live-track their suitcase. For those passengers LugLoc is the new best friend. This GPRS-tracker makes it super easy to check if your suitcase is on the same flight as you are. In case you are separated from your luggage because of a transfer mistake, you will be able to locate the suitcase all over the world. LugLoc is available at the Seal & Go airport desk at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.