S7 Airlines has become the first Russian airline to introduce home printed bag tags.
Passengers of the Russian airline can check-in online and get their home printed bag tag at the same time.
After checking in online, passengers receive an e-mail with a baggage tag, which they print and fold according to instructions in the e-mail.
At the airport, they pick up a reusable holder for the baggage tag, insert the paper tag into the holder and attach it to the bag.
Then they hand the tagged bag over to S7 Airlines staff at a special desk.
The tag holder can be used on future trips.
The service is currently available for passengers who take S7 Airlines direct flights from Moscow Domodedovo airport. Flights from other airports on the S7 network will be added later.
Svetlana Kulyukina, Passenger Experience Department Director at S7 Group:
“We always strive to make the journey of our passengers as comfortable as possible. The possibility to check-in your baggage yourself simultaneously with the online flight check-in can significantly reduce the time spent at the airport before the departure. The passenger drops their baggage at a special counter and immediately passes into the passport control area.”
Billund Airport in Denmark was the first to introduce home printed bag tags in 2012.
S7 Airlines passengers can also track their baggage at Domodedovo Airport using the S7 Airlines mobile app.
Passengers input the tag number into the app and can then track where the bag is at a number of points on its journey through the airport. These include successful control check clearance by the aviation security service and readiness for loading on board. The service is also available for oversize and fragile baggage
About S7 Airlines
S7 Airlines is a Russian airline with its main bases at Domodedovo International Airport and Tolmachevo Airport. It is Russia’s largest domestic airline.
Routes: S7 Airlines has wide internal route network. It also operates regular flights to countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, the Near East, Southeast Asia and countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
Fleet: Currently S7 Airlines operates an all narrow body fleet of about 80 aircraft from Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.
- 19 Airbus A319
- 18 Airbus A320
- 3 or 4 Airbus A320neo
- 7 or 8 Airbus A321
- 19 Boeing 737-800
- 13 or 14 Embraer 170
(It is difficult to know the exact number at the time of writing.)
Passenger numbers: In 2016 S7 Group member airlines carried more than 13.1 million passengers.
N.B. Image credit: S7 Airlines