Delta passengers can now track bags on a map

Posted at 4:28 AM, Oct 26, 2016

(CNN) - Anxious about your checked bags while flying?

Delta is now allowing passengers to keep tabs on them through its "Fly Delta" app.

Pins on a map indicate various stops, such as when a bag is on its way to the plane, any transfers and when it's made it to the terminal for pick-up.

The airline says it's the first carrier to offer a luggage tracking tool with a map view.

How does it work?

Checked bags get a radio frequency identification tag, allowing tracking in real-time using radio waves.

Scanners along the way track a bag's movement and send the location information to the passenger's app.

The tracking technology is currently being used at 84 U.S. airports.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource