Monday, November 30, 2015

New "Air Band" Keeps Track of Children Flying Alone

Your days may be over of worrying about your child who is flying unaccompanied by an adult. Australian Aviation says Air New Zealand is introducing the ‘Airband’ wristbands for children  flying alone. The band trigger text messages to be sent to parents and caregivers (up to five people at a time) at key stages of travel.

The wristband is embedded with a chip that sends messages when scanned, such as at check-in at the airport to confirm registration; upon boarding; when the flight has landed and the child/children are handed over to ground staff; and when they are picked up by the designated pick up person.

The Airband is currently free until February 3, after which date a booking fee will apply.

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