Aren’t we all in love with travel apps? Indeed, going places has never been easier with them circulating the web. Ordering tickets, advanced check-ins, last minute seat changes, and even upgrade awareness – name it, they are only a click away.
Still, those suitcases of ours will have to be checked in through a counter. It is quite unfortunate that all these apps still can’t remove us from the queuing duty. No need to fret though, because this September Germany’s luxury luggage manufacturer, RIMOWA and Star Alliance airline Lufthansa came up with a solution: electronic luggage tags built right into a suitcase, featuring a data module powered by E Ink® Mobius display.
In essence, when a user checks in via their Lufthansa app, they can also check a bag and sync their electronic tags via Bluetooth – which correspond directly to what the air carrier prints on their paper luggage tickets (including the EU customs stripe). This exclusive partnership between the two brands is the first time where such technology has been proposed, and sales of the products of this collaboration are expected to commence in early 2016 at RIMOWA stores.
So by next year, we all can relax a bit more before boarding our plane and love earth a little deeper by reducing the use of paper. Isn’t technology a wonderful thing?
Picture courtesy of RIMOWA