Passengers of airways inside the Lufthansa Group can now check-in their very own baggage at Brussels airport.
The system, which was steadily rolled out by Brussels Airways over the summer time holidays, is open to passengers travelling on short- and medium-haul flights operated by Brussels Airways, Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airways.
Those that have checked in on-line can scan their boarding move at one of many 16 kiosks positioned close to check-in row 4 to obtain a printed baggage label for his or her suitcase, which they will then affix to their baggage earlier than inserting it on one of many six baggage belts.
In response to Brussels Airways, this method permits as much as 400 passengers to check-in their baggage each hour, offering important time-savings for patrons.
Throughout the months of July and August, 35,000 suitcases (equal to virtually 10 per cent of the suitcases of the short- and medium-haul flights of the Lufthansa Group) had been checked-in utilizing this method.
The system is now totally operational, with Brussels Airways including that it will likely be “intently monitored, with a view to enlargement prospects sooner or later”.
Brussels Airways’ brokers will likely be obtainable to assist passengers if help is required. The manned check-in desks may nonetheless be used, if most well-liked.
A number of airways have launched modern baggage check-in providers to minimise queues on the airport. Qantas not too long ago unveiled new next-generation self-service kiosks, primarily used for printing bag tags, whereas Etihad launched an at-home baggage check-in service for people who need their baggage to be collected and checked in from their residence or workplace.