Just weeks after Iberia began offering print-at-home baggage tags, British Airways is following suit for flights departing from Las Vegas McCarren International airport: The UK's flag-carrier has launched a new bag tagging system at that lets customers traveling to destinations across the BA network print and attach tags to their own bags at a self-service kiosk.
British Airways is the first international carrier with TSA approval for self-service bag tags from kiosks for flights departing the US. (Iberia's service is only available on flights originating at Spanish airports.)
Good to know: Customer service staff will be on hand to help out, and once the tags are printed and attached the customer simply leaves the luggage at the bag drop desk. The new process, combined with the option to check-in on line and print boarding passes at home or the office, is expected to reduce potential congestion at the airport concourse during busy travel periods.
Doug Caines, British Airways' Vice President Customer Service and Operations Business Development, noted that many passengers already check-in online and print their boarding pass at home. "This new self-service feature can help make their travel experience even smoother," he added.
British Airways customers can already print their own bag tags at London Gatwick and London City airports.