Facts and Figures
Making the world a little better with RFID
Data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates that 7.8 million pieces of luggage were mishandled at the world's airports in 2009. Each missing bag is estimated to cost an airline about $100, and of course the "cost" in aggravation to travelers who don't have their suitcase is inestimable.
With RFID, airlines and airports can achieve better automatic read rates for luggage, especially since a line of sight is not needed to identify bags, as is the case with barcode readers today. As a result, RFID helps passengers have a more pleasant journey and drives down costs for airlines, translating into lower prices for consumers.
A dozen airports worldwide are already using RFID tags for baggage tracking and that number will certainly continue to increase.