Find your lost luggage with your phone

As annoying and inefficient as bar-coded tags on your bags are, you’d think that airlines would’ve found a better method of keeping track of your luggage. Finally, it seems as though a suitable replacement has been found.

New airline bag tags that can be programmed with a mobile phone could make those sticky strips of paper a thing of the past — and maybe even prevent a painful separation between you and your bag. Airlines around the globe are keen to dispense with the bar-coded thermal paper tags they print by the billions and loop onto your luggage.

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