Delta Airlines has published an update to it’s iOS and Android applications, It enables a new feature and a industry first, real-time tracking of your checked baggage at some 84 airports in the US today and expanding in the future. Delta handles 120 million bags a year, and has said RFID tags create more accuracy and transparency in the checked luggage process.
The new map enhancement builds on Delta’s industry-first, system-wide launch of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) bag tags and the roll out of RFID tracking technology at 84 airports in the U.S. All domestic stations now offer map view of the bag’s journey and international stations will receive this technology in the coming months.
When a customer wants to see the location of their bag on the map, the display starts by showing a zoomed out map of the U.S. as the bag travels from one airport to the next. The map then automatically zooms to airport view and users can follow their bag along its journey via pins, with the last known location identified by a suitcase icon. Tapping any of the pins or the icon will provide additional text information about the location of the bag
Check out The Fly Delta Application here.