Since I spend the majority of the time traveling and I’m not great at patiently standing in lines, I’m constantly looking for ways to make my travels easier. I signed up for the Privium program last year, which essentially helps me skip the customs and immigration process at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport through the use of an eye scan: I just look into a camera and within a few seconds I’m good to go. So when the beautiful luggage brand Rimowa asked me test the Electronic Tag that could simplify the whole travel process, I jumped at the chance!
The idea behind the Electronic Tag is simple: instead of checking in yourself at home and checking in your suitcase at the airport, you check both in at home. Once you get to the airport, all you have to do is drop off the suitcase at a counter and you’re on your way to the gate, or the lounge because now you’ll have enough time. The way it works is identical to checking in for a flight using an airline app, where you can usually store the boarding pass on your phone. Except in the case of the Electronic Tag, the luggage label appears rather magically on a display on the suitcase. It looks, and will be scanned as, a regular label except it’s created by electronic ink in a shatterproof display.
The display runs on regular batteries and even if they run out (after pairing it no less than 800 times with your phone, which are a lot of flights), the label will remain visible on the display. I used the Electronic Tag on the beautiful Topas Titanium model on a one day trip to Hamburg, from Amsterdam via Munich (outbound) and Frankfurt (inbound). Four airports with extremely little time between the flights made for a perfect opportunity to lose a suitcase, but it was cool to be able to track the whereabouts of my suitcase in the app. I really enjoyed that aspect of the Electronic Tag, because it made the trip much more relaxing.
At this point in time, the Electronic Tag is being tested by major airlines like United and Lufthansa has began using the system at its major airports. Obviously, it’s still early days for the technology and I noticed that not every member of the Lufthansa ground crew knew how to handle a suitcase that already had a luggage label. One older gentleman even asked me politely to turn off the display, so he could attach a regular printed label. His supervisor corrected him promptly and off went my suitcase.. Seeing it go down the conveyor belt without a luggage label, felt a little bit how I imagine parents feel when they send a child off to school on the first day. A bit scary, but it’s the future and I love it!
Find more information about the Rimowa Electronic tag here
110 thoughts on “The future of traveling with the Rimowa Electronic tag”
Woahh this is really something. A great way to save time and travel more easily.
Lovely shots! ❤ Radi
I love your luggage! Especially your Gucci shoes are so crisp and beautiful 🙂 Happy weekend gorgeous x http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/03/the-colour-that-is-red-hot.html
Fascinating…the things that we are inventing nowadays!
Thanks for sharing this beautiful post Merel! I am always on board with new technologies especially when they make your life easier! This electronic tag is game changing! I’m sure we will see them everywhere pretty soon. Checking your luggages online is also great. So many times I waited so long to check-in only our suitcases.
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Love the pics!!! kisses
I love Rimowa luggages! I don’t have one yet, but one day I will 🙂 Great post Merel! These photos are so pretty!
This photos are so beautiful! Love the luggages and the shoes!
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This is super cool! I love anything that simplifies the whole process of traveling.
This luggage tag is incredibly impressive! I had no idea anything like this existed but it would REALLY facilitate traveling.
The electronic tag seems convenient! I would love to try it out instead of checking in my suitcase at the airport.
I love your luggage and what a cute dog! 😊
This is so cool and saves time, which is always great. Love your fuchsia Gucci mules!
Nice interior! Great photos 🙂
Great photos! I’m all for anything that streamlines the airport line process!
Beautiful pics, love your luggage!
I have to say, your home decor is on point Merel! I love the chic and urban vibe with a touch of vintage, truly a great blend of past and present aesthetics :). And the tag sounds like a great tool for people that’s on the go jumping from one flight to another! Wish they have something like this here, but right now we only have the pre check which eliminates the long lines. Nevertheless, I’ve learned something new today :). Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead hun! 🙂 p.s. those Gucci heels are so so beautiful! xo~ Lena
Beautiful pictures! Your apartment is amazing and those shoes!!! Love the suitcase too 🙂
I am so in love with those Gucci slides! I need a pair ASAP!
Thanks for sharing!I love new technologies especially when they make your life easier! This electronic tag is something I will definitely look at…. kisses, Sylwia
This is truly amazing. Didn’t even know this existed! Thanks for sharing.
This electronic tag sounds fabulous for simplifying the whole process – being left to drop off the luggage upon arrival sounds ideal! I adore the photography in this post by the way, along with the stunning silver luggage, and hot pink Gucci heels.
I’ve never heard of this before but it sounds like such a good idea, I hope it takes off widely soon because that really would save a lot of time and worry at the airport.
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That is so cool! I need this. Thank you for sharing.
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This electronic tag sounds great. Have to check this out. Thanks for this great post.
You look absolutely fabulous! Omg love your entire look! On point darling! Awesome style!
Happy weekend gorgeous!
OMG I’m in love with your photos, so stunning!
Love your shoes as well.
Thank you for the tips!
This is such a lovely post!! And I’ve always wanted one of those suitcases 🙂
Such a great post – your luggage looks amazing! Such a pretty suitcase!!!
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I love Rimowa suitcases. The electronic tag is such an original idea!
Sounds like an amazing idea! 🙂
I travel a lot.. so I will definitely look into this! 🙂
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This is such a wonderful post babe! I love this suitcase, what an incredible idea! And your Gucci shoes are so cute!!
That is so cool!
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I always love travel posts! Love this. Your hair is amazing xx
Love rimowa but I love your gucci shoes more ❤
amazing pics! in love with your shoes
I use a rimowa salsa when i’m traveling, and it still doesn’t have that electronic ID tags! Dying to get myself another one just so I can get a hold of that electronic tag! hahaha
BTW, your Gucci mules are to die for.
So cool! What a great suitcase and love those pink Gucci shoes!
Wow, what a cool new Gadget from Rimowa. I always am a little afraid of my luggage getting lost.
So this way my journeys will be a lot more relaxed.
I love the Rimowa suitcases anyway.
Thanks for the tip and your really wonderful pictures.
I like your shoes 🙂
Wow, that sounds intersting. I should read more about it.Thank you a lot for your last comment on my blog 🙂
Sending much love!
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The electronic tag sounds like such a cool concept! 🙂 I actually recently stumbled upon a high-tech suitcase called Raden and it has a bunch of features making it convenient for traveling. It has a weight sensor so you’ll know how heavy your luggage before arriving at the airport. There is a charging outlet so that you can charge your phone with it and there’s a proximity sensor so that you’ll know the waiting time for baggage claim via using their app.
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This looks great. I must say, I love your photographs! Such a lovely place and so many gorgeous things!
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Those electronic tag sounds really great for simplifying the whole process and can I just say that your suitcase and hot pink Gucci heels are stunning.
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Wow! What a wonderful pictures! Great case!
Such gorgeous shots! Your home is beautiful.
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Your suitcase seems so awesome !
I love your photos.
your pictures are amazing ! love all your posts. xx
Your place is so beautiful! Post is informative also. Without doubt, technology is advancing making life easier.
Nice luggage! But your Gucci shoes are distracting me ❤
This is really interesting!! And your suitcase is amazing! It looks easy and faster, so I will check it up.
That looks so pretty! Major love for your shoes!