U.S. (KXAN) — After weeks of planning and packing you finally make it to the airport on time, but when you arrive at your destination you discover your luggage did not.
This is a frustration many travelers are familiar with. To combat this issue just in time for the holiday rush, Delta Airlines is rolling out a major upgrade.
They have created a tracking system that monitors your luggage through your journey in the sky. The moment your bag is checked, the airline will tag it with a GPS location transmitter as it makes its way through the airport and onto the plane. Travelers will get their luggage information through an app.
One man says he wishes he had it after he flew home from a fishing trip, but his cooler of salmon did not.
“It’s amazing to me that this time, the time I’m really counting on them to do the job, they don’t. It’s very frustrating,” said John Campbell.
United Airlines and Alaskan Airlines are also working on a similar bag tracking technology. Nationwide, nearly 2 million bags were mishandled last year.