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Improved bag handling saves air transport industry $18bn

The air transport industry has cut the rate of mishandled bags by 61.3 per cent globally since 2007, creating $18 billion in total estimated cost savings, according to air transport IT specialist, SITA. The SITA 2015 Baggage Repor

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Budget airline baggage charges cleared by European court

Budget airlines have been cleared by Europe's top court to continue with the business model that has helped the likes of Ryanair and easyJet to flourish by topping up revenue from low headline fares with separate baggage and seating charges.

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Sita technology for new Turkish airport

Air transport IT specialist, Sita, is providing passenger processing and baggage reconciliation technology at Turkey’s newest domestic airport terminal at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport. Sita’s industry-leading AirportCo

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BA begins testing of personalised digital bag tag

Customers travelling with British Airways through Terminal 5 in London Heathrow have begun to test the personalised digital bag tag being developed by the airline. Employees from Microsoft have been chosen to take part in the mont

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Etihad expands check-in, baggage options

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, is expanding check-in options in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai this summer, including an additional 5 kg baggage allowance. The check-in locations, available from 24 hours before flyi

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Air Arabia offers pre-booked baggage plan

Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Mena region has introduced a new online pre-booked baggage policy, enabling passengers to pay for only the baggage weight they need. The new policy, effective for all tickets purchased on

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Etihad ups baggage allowance for premium guests

UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways, in a major move, has increased its baggage allowances for all premium Pearl Business class and Diamond First class guests by 10kg. Those travelling in Pearl Business class will now have an allowan

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Jazeera offers 60kg baggage for business class

Kuwait-based budget carrier Jazeera Airways has announced a special offer for business class travelers under which they can now check-in up to 60 kg of baggage for free, instead of the  earlier permitted 40 kg. The upgrade is the late

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Paris firm tests ‘30 seconds’ baggage drop off system

A new system of automated baggage drop-off has been designed by Aeroports de Paris, Europe's second-largest airport group, to enable passengers to check in their baggage in only 30 seconds. Simplicity, speed, autonomy and design are th

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Bahrain airport may lift ban on liquids

Bahrain could be set to lift a ban on airport passengers carrying liquids in their hand luggage, it has emerged. Bahrain International Airport (BIA) director Mohammed Tamer Al Ka'abi said it would happen as soon as officials got the al

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