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Air Canada to have passengers self tag their luggage

Dec. 27, 2007, Toronto, Ont. - Air Canada is considering asking passengers to tag their own luggage using the same electronic check-in kiosks.


December 27, 2007
By The Canadian Press

Dec. 27, 2007, Toronto, Ont. – Air Canada is considering asking
passengers to tag their own luggage using the same electronic
check-in kiosks.

The airline's chief executive Montie Brewer tells the Globe and
Mail that consumers will save time by "self-tagging'' their
luggage.

He says he expects travellers to embrace the concept, similar to
the way bank customers gravitated to automated banking machines in
the mid-1980s.

The kiosks have been reprogrammed to also print baggage tags as
part of a trial project in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

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Consumers can press the screen to print tags, attach them to
luggage handles and then walk over to the drop-off area and place
their bags on the conveyor belt.

By the end of 2008, pending approval from Transport Canada and
various airport authorities, the self-tagging option is scheduled to
be introduced in Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Halifax.