Lufthansa and Rimowa were jointly awarded the prize for “Best Baggage Initiative” at the FTE-Future Travel Experience airline industry conference held in Las Vegas earlier this month

The annual awards recognise companies for their initiatives that create a more comfortable travel experience for passengers.

The Rimowa Electronic Tag is the world’s first digital and fully integrated mobile solution for luggage. Instead of the usual paper luggage tag applied by hand when you check in, Lufthansa passengers will be able to check in their luggage from home with the Lufthansa App by using the Rimowa Electronic Tag. Data  from the electronic boarding pass will be transferred from your smartphone to your Rimowa Electronic Tag via bluetooth. The luggage tag will  show on the data module integrated into the suitcase. At the airport, you can place the luggage on the belt at the Lufthansa Baggage Drop Off counter.

The luggage data indicated on the electronic data module is the same size and shape as today’s paper tags. The information is protected from humidity, heat, low temperatures, impact and concussion, and cannot be torn off. This product will be launched early next year, after completion and evaluation of the recently implemented test phase.