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Baggage Tracking Implementation Guide

The IATA, A4A and ACI Baggage Tracking Implementation Guide issue 3, has been developed by members of the Implementation sub-working group and approved by the IATA Airport Services Committee, during its meeting ASC/4 in Johannesburg, 13th November 2017.

It is important to remember that this document is intended to provide guidance on how an airline might meet their obligation, and how an airport might support their airlines in doing so. It is a guide; it is not a set of instructions.

This document is therefore aimed at airlines, airports, or any other party with an interest in helping airlines to meet their obligations under Resolution 753/30.53. It attempts to help the reader break down the overall topic of ‘network wide baggage tracking’ into a set of manageable topics, and to address each of them in turn:

  • What is meant by ‘Baggage Tracking’; what data needs to be recorded, the timeliness of that record and the potential methods to be used
  • How the data can be exchanged with other parties; including a Data Charter outlining the sharing of information, as well as a discussion on who might record data, when that data might be exchanged and the technologies that could be used for this exchange
  • A discussion of how tracking and data exchange can be used to achieve the benefits outlined in the resolution
  • A look at how a member carriers airport, interline and ground handling partners can work together to implement a cost effective compliance to the resolution
  • A discussion on Best Practice, and how tracking strategies could be evaluated

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