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Paris airports move closer to automated check-in


09/13/2012

Published on Sep 13, 2012



Fully automated check-ins are set to become the norm in Paris' airports as they roll out automated baggage drop-off points in the next year. Paris Orly has been testing machines developed by Aéroports de Paris since November 2011 that apparently register check-ins in 15 seconds. The system works by scanning a boarding card, then using the machine to check the name and baggage weight before sending the luggage to the airline. Passengers are given a baggage receipt similarly to the stickers already received. The roll-out in Paris comes as more passengers print their own boarding passes at home before travelling or at self-service counters but still need a counter to register bags. It will now be installed throughout Orly’s west terminal by the end of this year and at Charles de Gaulle airport at the beginning of 2013.

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