This is that kind of idea.
If you have done even a fair amount of flying in your life, you have probably experienced the dreaded “lost luggage.” You can recall that awful feeling you get when you stand at the luggage carousel and watch the bags go round and round. But not yours. And gradually the crowd around you thins out until you are the only one standing and waiting for your luggage to appear. And it doesn’t. No luggage for you. (Been there, done that). 😯
But next year, this experience might be a thing of the past.
Beginning in 2014, airlines are going to introduce electronic tags for your luggage. With your Smartphone you will be able to track the exact location of your bags at any point during your travels.
If your bag misses your connection, you’ll know it, and you can let the airline know immediately where to send it. (and you won’t waste time standing at the dreaded carousel.)
I really like this idea. No more “surprises” at the airport!