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Above and below the wing: Luggage Tag Scanner

Enable your employees to extract data from luggage tags with a smartphone or tablet – convenient & cost-efficient

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luggage tags scanning technology

Accurate luggage tracking for airlines with the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK

Airlines and airports around the globe still rely on expensive dedicated handheld scanners to read the Interleaved 2 of 5 Barcodes on standard luggage tags. However, modern technology offers more cost-effective and versatile options for scanning and sorting bags.

With an integrated Barcode Scanner SDK in your mobile app, airport staff can capture barcodes within milliseconds – even in poor scanning conditions such as bad light, damaged barcodes, or from difficult angles.

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98.7% accuracy

113 barcodes per minute

All 1D and 2D barcodes

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The IATA 2 of 5 Barcode contains the following information:

  • Airline/carrier name
  • Flight number
  • Baggage tag number (the two-letter airline code plus six digits)
  • Destination airport code
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Additionally, the tag contains the following information in plaintext:

  • Name and IATA code of the destination airport
  • Departure time
  • Airline code & flight number
  • Passenger’s last name and first name
Luggage tags

Discover what luggage tag scanning can look like using the Scanbot SDK

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At check in, a luggage tag with a 1D barcode is attached to the passengers’ baggage.

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The luggage is now sorted and assigned to the correct plane. To do so, the employees can extract all relevant data from the attached code using the Scanbot Barcode Scanner SDK inside the mobile app.

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The passengers’ baggage reaches the destination without any issues. The accuracy of the Scanbot Barcode Scanner helps airlines prevent lost luggage – and provide great customer service.

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After the luggage arrives at its destination, using the same sorting process ensures that it reaches its owner.

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