Locate your luggage during your holidays with thethings.iO

Has your luggage ever been lost while traveling or been traveling with someone whose did? If so, you know it is a nightmare that can ruin your trip. The situation is extremely frustrating and stressful for travelers. Imagine traveling to a ski resort with no ski apparel or having to go to an important business meeting with no business suit. That would definitely be a downer on your trip. Often, people never see their lost luggage again and it is donated to charity or auctioned off for a bargain price.

In 2016, about 6 bags per 1.000 passengers were lost. This number translates to around 20 million suitcases that were lost that year. Surprisingly, this number was low compared to previous years. The number of travelers has been on the rise over the past years and trend is expected to continue. This challenges airlines ability to handle everyone’s luggage properly ever further. Airlines have made a lot of improvements to their luggage transit systems, but despite their efforts they are still losing many bags each day. Most often, connecting flights have the highest rates of lost luggage.

Don’t let lost luggage ruin your trip whether it is for work or vacation! With thethings.iO Location Tracker you can travel stress-free and hassle-free. The tracker allows you to monitor your luggage while it is in transit. It is very user-friendly and allows you locate your luggage in real-time right from your phone with a dashboard, e-mail and SMS alerts.

The thethings.iO Location Tracker is a connected sensor that you connect inside your luggage and allows you to locate them. Each of the geolocations corresponds to a moment so you know when and where the asset is, in real-time.

This Location Tracker is one of the first thethings.iO IoT devices connected with Sigfox in an open, scalable manner, operated with Sigfox connectivity and ready to deliver between 4 to 6 weeks. The low power consumption of this Location Tracker makes that your luggage can be tracked during up to 3 years without changing AA batteries.

Contact thethings.iO for further information about the Sigfox Location Tracker.

  • Lester Tiro

    Great article, I was looking for a solution to my ‘lost’ luggages when I travel.