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American Airlines Introduces Live Baggage Tracking

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American Airlines just introduced a new baggage tracking feature, which allows customers to track their luggage from the moment it’s checked in to when it’s picked up at the carousel via the American website. The carrier announced the free system yesterday to address customers’ concerns about where their bags are during all stages of a trip.

Keep track of your bag with American's new feature.
Keep track of your bag with American’s new feature. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.

As for other major carriers, Delta announced its own baggage tracking feature via its website and app in 2011. Other airlines in the industry have been slow to catch on to the trend, however.

Remember, many airline co-brand credit cards, including the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select MasterCard and Citi Executive Card, waive baggage fees. You can read more about how to save on baggage fees here.

H/T: Conde Nast Traveler

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