Alaska Airlines Brings Do-It-Yourself Bag Tags to Sea-Tac
You might have already done so overseas, but here at home slapping your JFK or LAX bag tag onto your suitcase yourself is certainly the exception and not the norm. That might change soon enough if Alaska Airlines gets their way, as they’re the airline that’s leading the charge.
Recently over at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Alaska Airlines finished installation some of their first baggage tag printers. That means passengers are now free to go crazy and slap on their own stickers and bags tags—assuming they can be trusted. It sounds like they’re already hungry for more, as future airports are scheduled to receive similar options later this summer. However, for now it looks like you’ll have to be departing from SEA to play with the stickers.
The baggage tags will print out during the check-in process thanks to a little help from the automated kiosks at the airport. All you have to do is slap your sticker onto the handle of your luggage, and then hand off your suitcase to an airline representative for its journey through the screening process.
Sure it might not sound like the next big thing in travel, but we think it’s pretty slick. We don’t mind doing stuff ourselves, and of course enjoy confirming that our bag is headed with us to Tahiti rather than Toledo. Having your bag go on vacation without you is always a bummer—so, kudos to you Alaska Airlines.
[Photo: via AlaskaTravelGram]