ICM presents new Self-Service Bag Drop at the Inter Airport Europe
Posted: 24 August 2011 | ICM Airport Technics | No comments yet
Together with the Australian airline Qantas, ICM Airport Technics have developed a new self-service Bag Drop System…
Together with Qantas, ICM Airport Technics have developed a new self-service Bag Drop System. Eighty of these systems are already in operation at 6 Australian airports. For the first time in Europe, the system will be introduced at the Inter Airport in Munich: Visit ICM Airport Technics in Hall B5, Booth 1406.
With the automatic Self-Service Bag Drop, the passenger can Check-in their baggage without having to queue at a Check-in desk. And this is how it works: A touch-screen monitor welcomes the traveller. The system scans the boarding pass. Boarding details are checked and validated. The passenger places his bag on the weigh-scale conveyor, using a tub if necessary. The Bag is weighed and dimensions are checked. Excess payments are calculated. If excess weight is detected, passenger can opt to pay excess or to re-pack the bag. Heavy Tag is printed, if required. The Bag is processed, the Bag Tag is activated and the bag is sent to Baggage Handling System.
In comparison to other Bag Drop Systems, the ICM Bag Drop System uses a two-step method. Passengers check in via Kiosk or Online. This first step consists of time-consuming processes e.g. choice of seat, printing of boarding card and baggage tag. The second step; the baggage Check-in time is thus reduced to 15 i.e. 45 seconds, depending on the passenger’s experience. As these processes are separate, less Bag Drop Systems are necessary – the existing Check-ins are less frequently used.
The system operates with both paper and RFID boarding cards, together with barcode and RFID baggage tags. The advantages compared to conventional Check-in desks are: there are fewer Check-in staff required and passenger processing is much faster.
This Bag Drop System, which up to now been exclusively in operation in Australia, will be on show at the Inter Airport Exhibition in Munich from 11 – 14th October, (Hall B5, Stand 1406).