Transcript for New App Lets Fliers Track Their Luggage on Their Smartphones
Next tonight, to your money, and so much money lost when you lose your luggage over the holiday rush. It's now here. In nearly a decade, the busiest rush set to again. Nearly 50 million Americans expected to travel over Thanksgiving. Air lean passengers paying baggage fees, hoping their checked luggage doesn't get lust. ABC's David Kerley tonight, on the new device allowing you to track your bags as you fly. Reporter: With heavy holiday traffic just around the corner, tonight, help from this baggage tag. It looks Normal, but inside there is something special. Oh, there it is. That little black dot is the computer chip. Reporter: A chip carrying your bag information. Sending a radio signal, allowing delta airlines and passengers to track their bags on an app on their phone. The bag was loaded in Honolulu, and it automatically zooms in down in Tucson. Reporter: From check-in to conveyor belts, receivers pick up that signal. As the bag is being loaded, that little chip is being read by a reader right underneath here. When you get the green light, it sends a message, your bag's on board. Each mishandled bag costs the airline about $100. A cost passed onto flyers. We believe this is going to drive the industry. Eporter: Delta believes its $50 million system will cut the number of mishandled bags by 10% to 20%. So, you're never going to lose my bag again. I will never lose your bag again. Reporter: A bag tag to cut one of the biggest complaints from flyers. David Kerley, ABC news, Baltimore. Let's hope it works. David Kerley, our thanks to you.
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