[LINK] Airport to tag passengers
gramadan at umd.com.au
Fri Oct 13 16:24:43 AEST 2006
Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Howard Lowndes wrote:
>>> That's because what is being tracked is the device, not the thing it
>>> is attached to.
>> Exactly, so they would have no problem with someone taking the label
>> off and putting it into, say, their hold baggage whilst they wait for
>> the departure - somehow I don't think so. They're not interested in
>> tracking the device, their interested in tracking the person.
> Sorry to come in late on this discussion but I can see some value in
> tracking RFID's boarding passes.
> For those who are unaware there has been a policy for some time for
> airlines not to load baggage unless they are sure the passenger is on
> board. I say some time, because 20 years ago, I boarded an Air India
> flight in Rome. This is important because I couldn't understand the
> announcements, but eventually something clicked, I went up to the crew
> and she asked me if the lonely backpack sitting on the luggage wagon
> on the tarmac belonged to me. This was the 1986 and there was a
> heightened security concern in Europe and particularly in Rome. For
> those interested, that faithful back pack is featured at
> This delayed the flight - not good for passengers or airlines schedules.
> Having said that, I was surprised to hear recently that baggage and
> passengers still do get separated.
This process is already managed by the boarding pass. You don't need a
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