Product foils baggage thieves – #SAA South African Airways Times LIVE

Product foils baggage thieves – Times LIVE.

South African Airways and the Airports Company of South Africa are testing a new product to curb rampant theft from passengers’ baggage at the country’s airports.


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SAFE AND SOUND: The Airports Company SA is cutting down  on human contact in baggage-handling at airports in South Africa to  reduce theft. Pic: Tyrone Arthur. 17/11/2005. � Business Day. reunions.  The Airports Company SA is cutting down onhuman contact in  baggage-handling at airports across the country in an effort to reduce  theft. Pic: Tyrone Arthur.17/11/05.� Business Day. Passengers work through the queues to boatd a commercial flight at  Oliver Tambo International Airport. Business Day insights, Business  Aviation, 26 September 2008, page 21.

SAFE AND SOUND: The Airports Company SA is cutting down on human contact in baggage-handling at airports in South Africa to reduce theft. Pic: Tyrone Arthur. 17/11/2005. � Business Day. reunions. The Airports Company SA is cutting down onhuman contact in baggage-handling at airports across the country in an effort to reduce theft. Pic: Tyrone Arthur.17/11/05.� Business Day. Passengers work through the queues to boatd a commercial flight at Oliver Tambo International Airport. Business Day insights, Business Aviation, 26 September 2008, page 21.

The product, designed to detect and combat luggage pilferage, has been tested since mid-December on selected flights. The testing will continue until Saturday.

SAA has put up notices at luggage weighing points asking passengers to participate in the test.

Acsa spokeswoman Nicky Knapp confirmed the company had contracted Securo Seal Africa to help stop baggage theft.

The product consists of a strap and a cable tie. The strap is tied around the bag and the attached cable tie is tied to the zip.

A receipt with a barcode matching those of the strap and cable tie is given to the passenger, who then checks the barcode with those on the strap after the flight.

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