Emirates is testing a home check in service

by Link Agency / Nov 12, 2017 / Published in Airlines
Emirates is testing a home check in service

The airline is trialling a home check-in service where they pick up customers’ bags from their front door.

As part of the scheme, an Emirates employee drives to different passengers’ houses ahead of their flight.

They then pick up a person’s luggage and check it in using an electronic check in desk in the back of their van.

The person’s passport is scanned and the flight details are logged, then the luggage is tagged and the traveller is handed their boarding pass.

The process would mean that passengers can avoid dragging their luggage to the airport and just have to pick it up from the carousel at their destination.

Once they arrive, they simply have to head through security and on to their boarding gate – just as if they had no checked luggage.

It is not yet known whether the programme will be available to all customers or just certain cabins.

Passengers must book a slot, which costs between £20 and £40, on the app for the Airport team to pick-up luggage.

The team will then arrive at your home or hotel, weigh your baggage, put a tracking bar code on it and seal it in an "anti-tamper" bag before taking it to the airport.

At the terminal, it will be taken from the "anti-tamper" bag and put through an X-ray machine before being processed and put on the plane as normal.

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