RFID is Making Life Easier in Airports

Passengers are growing increasingly frustrated by the many hassles associated with flying, from long lines to flight delays to misplaced baggage. Thankfully, many of these issues could become a thing of the past as many airports are seeing the benefits of using RFID to keep things moving quickly and smoothly.

RAID RFID technology can make a big difference in this regard. These inexpensive and tiny chips can be attached to items that need to be tracked, such as suitcases or security bins. Doorway or overhead scanners can then read the chips as they pass through certain checkpoints, such as loading docks. Apps are then used to transmit this information, whether it needs to go to airport workers who are scrambling to get a bag on the right plane or a passenger who wants some reassurance that their bag made it onto their flight.

Advantages Abound

One of the best advantages of RFID tags is the fact that workers are no longer needed to scan each piece of baggage manually. Instead, the readers take care of everything, freeing up workers to provide other services.

Meanwhile, the chips that are attached to TSA bins are making security checks run a lot smoother, cutting down on long lines and wait times. If the contents of a bin are flagged as they pass through the X-ray machine, it will be automatically redirected to a different area to avoid bottlenecks.

Airlines that use luggage tags equipped with RFID are giving customers a comprehensive picture of where their luggage is at all times. Each suitcase is given a unique identification code that gets scanned automatically as it passes checkpoints. Travelers can keep tabs every step of the way and enjoy the confidence of knowing their bag will be there when they reach their destination.

Those airports that have gotten on board with this technology have already noted improvements like simpler security checks, lower operating costs, and shorter lines.

This blog post was based off of an article from Impinj. View the original here.





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