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Los Angeles International airport or LAX in US have introduced a new self-service bag drop system at its Tom Bradley terminal. LAX is the fourth busiest airport in the world, handling around 87,534,384 passengers annually. Being US’s second busiest airport and an important gateway for international travelers, LAX usually have long airport queues. Travelers are often searching for ways to speed up their journey at LAX, leading to rise of airport services, especially airport Meet and Greet. In the endeavour to help travelers in future at Los Angeles Airport, the airport has begun a self-service pilot program. This will help to tackle the long airport queues and speed up the airport processes.

How will this self-service bag drop at LAX help passengers?

The high-tech self-service system will hopefully speed up bag drop for passengers at LAX. This in turn will help to reduce the time spent at Los Angeles Airport.

How does a self-service bag drop works?

The software installed at LAX Tom Bradley terminal, will allow travelers to check in their own luggage through self-service kiosks. Passengers will have to print the bag tags at the system and then move to the ‘Drop and Fly’ unit. This unit includes the conveyor belt, where passengers will finally drop the luggage, which will then be taken to the main luggage intake system.

If your luggage does not adhere to the required luggage dimensions and weight, you will have to go to the airline’s counter to check-in your luggage.

Since it is in the testing phase, the system will be available only for around 4-8 months. In future this self-service system will also be able to use facial recognition, but this is not part of the pilot program currently available at LAX.

See how the self-service bag drop works.

Is the self-service bag drop available for all domestic and international travelers?

At LAX you will find the system at the ticketing lobby’s Aisles B and C. Since it is a pilot program, currently it is only available for passengers flying in select airlines to Los Angeles. The airlines where the self-check-in bag drop is available includes-

  • Asiana Airlines
  • Cathay Pacific Airlines
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines

In future this bag drop will also be available for passengers at LAX flying with-

  • Air France/KLM
  • ANA
  • British Airways
  • Korean Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • EVA

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