ABD System Overview
ICM’s Auto Bag Drop uses a two-step process. Passengers check in via kiosk online, or mobile. This first step consists of time consuming processes such as choosing a seat and printing a boarding pass and baggage tag. The second step is at the Auto Bag Drop where the baggage check-in time is reduced by 15 to 45 seconds depending on the passenger’s experience. As these processes are separate, less bag drop systems are necessary and the existing check-ins are less frequently used.
The system can operate with both paper and RFID boarding cards, together with barcode and RFID baggage tags.