One of the worst things that could happen to a traveler is arriving at your destination and your luggage is no where to be found. Well, Delta is investing $50 million in radio-frequency identification technology that will alleviate this added stress and make sure luggage arrives where it’s supposed to.
Radio-frequency identification, or RFID, wirelessly identifies luggage tags as they’re loaded on the conveyor belt and onto the plane. If it identifies that a bag is not supposed to be going on that plane, a red light sounds so the ramp workers know to take it off the plane and bring it to where it needs to go. By implementing this technology, workers no longer have to scan each bag, often missing one or two, as it’s loaded onto the plane and will have both hands free to allow for handling your luggage with more care.