Delta Airlines' app now allows you to track your baggage in real time
Currently, 84 airports in the U.S. are offering this baggage tracking system. Here is how it works. A RFID tag is added to each suitcase as it is checked. Sensors placed strategically along the way report the location of the luggage, and send the report to the Delta app. The airline carries 120 million bags a year, and in addition to allowing passengers to follow the route of their luggage, the RFID tags help Delta move bags around with more accuracy.
Tracking their suitcases can give travelers a sense of relief when they find that their bags landed in the same location that they just traveled to. However, it wouldn't be such a great feeling for a traveler to discover that his suitcase is in Saudi Arabia after stepping off a plane in Cleveland.
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source: CNN via Gizmodo