TWO-STEP CHECK-IN : A FUTURISTIC TWO-STEP CHECK-IN PROCESS HAS INCREASED PASSENGER THROUGHPUT AT ANCHORAGE, USA

This article looks at the new two-step passenger check-in process emerging at many airports in the U.S. A state-of-the-art system recently installed at the Ted C. Stevens Anchorage International Airport is given as an example. Using this system, passengers can either check-in online ahead of time and print out a boarding pass, or they can use self-service machines which are located at the airport and have passport-reading capabilities. The second step involves passengers taking their luggage to specified drop-off points where the boarding passes are scanned and luggage tags are created. Unique to this particular system is the ability of passengers to load luggage onto weigh scales at the baggage drop-off points, thus enabling bags to move along on a conveyor belt and merge with other luggage.

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    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Authors:
    • Reynolds, D
  • Publication Date: 2005-4

Language

  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p23
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 14 2005 8:25AM