Lost luggage could be a thing of the past

Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport is about to trial new radio frequency identification technology that could track your luggage to its correct destination, reports The Australian Financial Review.

Lost luggage costs airlines abouUS$100 a pop, and it is intensely annoying for travellers. Luggage can be equipped with the microchip, known as RFID, which has a tiny radio antennae that lets baggage systems know exactly where it is.

The Melbourne pilot will hopefully lead eventually to the phasing out of barcode tags, which still allow 20% luggage to be lost.

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