Self-Check-In Kiosks, RFID and Wireless Technologies Save Costs and Enhance Travelers’ Experience at Airlines and Hotels, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Most airlines offer mobile boarding passes in which the Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 2D standard barcodes are stored on smartphones.  Qantas offers a frequent-flyer membership card embedded with a smart chip that allows members to check-in very quickly.  These passengers swipe their ID cards at airport check-in, place luggage on a conveyer belt which scans the bag for size and weight and issues a heavy-duty luggage tag (called a Q Bag Tag), and then flash the ID one last time at the gate to board without having to show a boarding pass. A few airlines are also offering self-boarding lanes…

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