Spirit Airlines and Las Vegas start automated self bag drop

Las Vegas first automated self bag drop

Spirit Airlines has started an automated self-service bag drop system at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport.

The new system is located in the ticketing concourse of Terminal 1 and is the first automated self bag drop in use at Las Vegas.

The new system uses the two step technique.

Step 1: Passengers check-in, pay for bags and get their bag tags from a kiosk. They attach the tags to the bags themselves and move on to step 2.

Step 2: Passengers drop their bags onto the self bag drop unit for checking and injection into the airport baggage system. The system carries out checks for allowable size and weight.

Before dropping the bags, passengers have their ID and boarding pass checked by airline or airport staff.

Here is a video from Spirit Airlines about the self bag drop.

Mike Byrom, Spirit Airlines’ Vice President of Airport Services:

“Our growth and investment in Las Vegas has been an ongoing mission for Spirit Airlines. Our partnership with McCarran International Airport to install the first automated self-service bag drop system in Las Vegas is a clear message that we are thinking about every facet of our Guest experience with innovative and forward-thinking solutions to elevate our service.”

Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation at McCarran International Airport:

“We are pleased to partner with Spirit Airlines as we pilot this new automated self-service bag drop system at McCarran International Airport.

“As a 100 percent common-use airport, we have a long history of introducing new, customer-focused technologies geared toward enhancing the passenger experience.

“We look forward to this rollout with Spirit and to expanding this service to more areas of our operation in the near future.”

N.B. Image credit: Spirit Airlines / YouTube

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