China Eastern Airlines on Tuesday launched the world's first battery-less electronic luggage tag.
"The battery-less luggage tag, which was jointly developed by China Eastern and its partners, allows passengers to complete the baggage check-in process at home or on their way to the airport through an application on their mobile phones," said Shen Chenyi, general manager of the global luggage control center with China Eastern's ground service division.
He added that the built-in RFID (radio frequency identification) chip in the tag can also help passengers determine the exact location of their baggage.
The special tags are currently only available on direct flights between Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Beijing Capital International Airport. China Eastern plans to expand this service further, especially in the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, added Shen.
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