An EBT displays the same information as a paper tag would show. In order to get this information, baggage must be added to the passenger name record in the DCS and then passed on to the EBT.
The BAGTAG EBT Platform can handle baggage information in different ways. This is mainly because different airlines will have different workflows or requirements when it comes to dealing with their DCS.
Generally speaking, either the airline checks in luggage at the DCS, or BAGTAG checks in luggage at the DCS on behalf of the airline.
The BAGTAG EBT Platform is capable of interfacing with a DCS. In this case, the BAGTAG EBT Framework receives the PNR and flight date, or any other relevant information, which is then used in order to perform the baggage check-in. The resulting data is then used to create the right label data.
Since the potential difference in DCS and airline processes, this type of integration is custom built, and needs collaboration between airline, DCS provider and BAGTAG. Get in touch with your BAGTAG contact to discuss the possibilities.
Airlines in charge of their own DCS system, or e.g. with an internal development team can opt to interface directly with the DCS from their mobile app’s back end system. Baggage is checked in, after which all relevant data is passed on to the BAGTAG EBT Framework on the mobile app.
The BAGTAG EBT Framework requires this data to be structured and signed in order to validate the authenticity of the data.
Read all about formatting and signing label data.