NXP's RAIN RFID ICs are embedded in baggage tags and provide the ability to accurately and efficiently track and trace the bag through its journey. This helps airlines to improve operations and reduce costs of mishandled luggage. From initial drop-off to final pick-up, passengers can receive real-time status updates about their checked baggage on their mobile device. NXP is a member of the IATA's Strategic Partnership Program.
In a move that promises to jump-start investment in the RAIN RFID tagging infrastructure while giving airlines new ways to enhance the passenger experience, the IATA will mandate that, as of January 2020, all checked bags will have a unique ID and will be able to report its precise location at any point in its journey.