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Delhi Airport Launches India’s First Self-Service Mechanism For Check-in Luggage

Aiming to enable passengers to drop in their luggage, collect tags and print boarding passes to complete check-in in less time, the Delhi International Airport Ltd launched a self-service mechanism on 17 June.

Installation of Self Service Bag Drop(SSBD)

Delhi’s IGI Airport has installed around 50 Self-Service Bag Drop (SSBD) units across Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 for passengers, and they are available with three airlinesAir India, IndiGo and Air India Express.

How does this mechanism functions:

This new mechanism allows passengers to collect and attach their luggage tags at CUSS kiosks upon arrival. Following the passengers place their bags onto the SBD conveyor belt, the system opens the respective airline’s application on the SBD machine with a single click. Adding more, the DIAL explained that the SBD system internally checks all relevant criteria and business rules defined by the airlines when passengers agree to the dangerous goods self-declaration form with a single click.

Different from old mechanism

With the old mechanism, travellers could bypass check-in desks, print boarding passes, and collect baggage tags at common-use self-service (CUSS) kiosks. After the baggage reaches the drop units, passengers have to scan their boarding passes or face biometric cameras and proceed to drop their bags on the conveyor belt. However, to make the process more efficient, DIAL launched a quick drop solution facility that eliminates the need for boarding passes or biometric validation, as these details are already available on the baggage tag, which reduces the processing time from about a minute to 30 seconds.

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