Picture this scenario: you’re on the second leg of a three-pronged business trip. You make the mad dash to your connecting flight, but your bag, unfortunately, doesn’t make the cut. The airline leaves a message on your cell, which you’ve dutifully switched to airplane mode whilst en route to DFW Airport. When you can’t be reached in person, the enthusiastic baggage rep decides to ship your suitcase to the home address written on your luggage tag.
Awesome, right? Except your HOME is in San Jose, and YOU are in Dallas. On a business trip. Without your stuff. Not awesome! Equally undesirable: having your personal details on view for anyone to see.
Luckily, our resident travel experts here at eBags have found a simple (and affordable) solution to this all-too-common problem: the eBags Connected Luggage Tag.
Take the Anxiety out of Separation.
As part of our ongoing commitment to staying on the cutting edge of travel technology, eBags has developed an app-enabled ID tag that helps lost bags get back safely while using privacy controls to let customers control which information they display, and when.
With traditional luggage tags, a user’s contact information is publicly displayed, for anyone to see. What’s more, the information on a traditional tag is static, so these tags can’t account for the unexpected schedule and location changes that are part of the modern journey.
But with the app-enabled Connected Luggage Tag, your deets are stored in the cloud—so they can be updated anytime, from anywhere.
Five Bucks for Peace of Mind? SOLD.
The eBags app is free, and the tag is incredibly easy to use. After downloading the app, simply follow the prompts to name your bag, then enter your contact information and indicate which personal details you’d like to display.
Then link your BAG to your TAG in one of three ways:
- Scan the QR code
- Tap the chip on your NFC-enabled phone
- Enter the Tag ID listed on your eBags Connected Luggage Tag
If your bag does try to see the sights without you, simply use the app to mark it as lost, then take a moment to confirm or update your contact information. When somebody finds your bag, all they have to do is scan the QR code or visit the URL on the tag to get in touch using the eBags app!
No more sharing your home address with everyone at the baggage carousel…and no more 100% avoidable missed connections.
While pursuing her graduate degree in Creative Writing at CU Boulder, Staci took a part-time job crafting trip itineraries for an extreme travel company—and so embarked upon an adventure that continues to this day. In the ensuing two decades, her passion for journey and destination alike took her everywhere from the Far East (backpacking in Cambodia) to the Wild West (wrangling horses in Colorado). Work and family permitting, Staci is devoted to her ongoing quest to find the perfect taco and the perfect point break. Fair warning: if she finds them in the same place, she’s probably not coming back.