Chances are you’re paying plenty to check your bags before a flight. So, your luggage ought to get to the same airport you do – and on the same flight. But it doesn’t always happen that way.
Now, there’s a company trying to change the face of luggage loss. Should the airline lose your bag, this new tracker aims to tell you where your bag is before the airline can find out for you. The TrackDot™ luggage tracker is designed to fit into your checked luggage and then—via your mobile device—tell you where it is at all times.
Set to come on the market in March this angst-relieving wonder will sell for $49.95. Activating it will run another $8.99, and there’s a $12.99 annual service fee. The idea is to serve up some sanity for the price of a good dinner out.
In terms of where the device works, the company’s FAQ page asks that you “email us the countries or country in question and we will advise you.”
Interestingly, TrackDot™ isn’t pegged to GPS – global positioning satellites. The device emits a signal, constantly monitoring the cellular network to determine where it is. If you want, the system will send out a text message confirming your luggage arrived with you. You may still have to wait a bit at the baggage carousel, but you have some assurance the bag is at least at the airport.