Scanning through back issues of ATW recently, we came across an article from April 1999 describing a promising new technology being trialed by British Airways at London Heathrow that soon might be introduced on a wider scale. The technology was radio frequency identification bag tracking and according to one BA executive, it had the potential to make lost or misplaced bags "a thing of the past." Well, maybe someone's past, but our present and probably future. The sad fact is that almost ...

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