Qatar Airways is the first gulf carrier to offer an electronic baggage tag in collaboration with travel tech company BAGTAG. With BAGTAG, traditional baggage labels are a thing of the past and travellers can simply use their smart phones to check in their bags from anywhere.
What’s the idea?
BAGTAG’s electronic bag tags are a sustainable alternative to traditional non-recyclable paper tags. The reusable electronic device can be prepared and attached to your bags at home, or on the way to the airport, using the Qatar Airways mobile app. The app digitally labels your bags, which can then be dropped off at designated ‘fast drop off’ areas at the airport. This eliminates the need to queue at the airport check in desks and speeds up the passenger journey.
BAGTAG now has partnerships with Lufthansa, Air France, KLM, China Southern and Alaska, in addition to Qatar Airways – with more airlines set to join soon.
BAGTAG starts cooperation with Qatar Airways
The BAGTAG software was developed in partnership with Amadeus, the travel technology partner of Qatar Airways. Through this collaboration, Qatar Airways was able to smoothly integrate the solution into their operations and become the first Middle-East airline to introduce electronic bag tags. The BAGTAG platform is supported by the Qatar Airways app and can be used on Qatar Airways flights worldwide.
If you would like to to buy a BAGTAG, you can currently get a 10% discount on your first order using the following promo code: FIRSTBAGTAG10.
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