Being Prepared With HomingPIN When Flying This Christmas
If you haven’t booked your Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve holiday air travel yet, plan to do so this week or you will be extremely limited with availability, seat choice and of course pricing.
Be Prepared Before Flying
Waiting longer in hopes of finding a better deal will likely do you no good. Fares will start peaking after Dec. 15 or sooner, depending on how quickly flights fill. Or as the airlines like to remind you, “Fare availability is capacity controlled.” Fewer seats mean higher prices.
Ticket prices, not surprisingly, will be higher during the holidays considering that it’s prime leisure flying time and that airlines typically impose an unavoidable holiday premium on top of that.
Pricing and availability issues will be on an airline-by-airline basis. Airlines typically cut capacity during the holidays (when business travels slows to a crawl) but some routes are battling neck-to-neck for where new competition has risen. So now…
How Safe Are Your Belongings When You Fly?
When it comes to you and your stuff, there is no telling how or when you might be separated, whether briefly or permanently, in your trek from your car seat to your airplane seat and back again.
1% of all bags carried by airlines are mislaid. For a family of 5 travelling twice a year that means a 20% chance each year of a bag going missing or being lost. The risk is far higher for flights involving a transfer from one flight to another. When a bag is lost a holiday or business trip can be ruined –
Mobile phones, cameras, ipads, laptops, passports and wallets can all be a nightmare when mislaid when traveling. Yet when they arrive at a airport, lost-property office or police station only approximately 25% are returned to the owner because there is no simple way to track down the owner. After less than a month the 75% that’s left is generally auctioned or destroyed.
The HomingPIN Product
HomingPIN provides strong tags for bags and asset labels for other valuables (e.g. mobiles / laptops / cameras) that have a unique number code, ‘tagged’ to the owners phone and email address.
The unique number code is activated by providing us with your mobile phone number(s) and email address.
We reduce the time it takes airlines to match a mishandled bag to it’s owner from up to 6 days, to a few seconds, and you’ll be sent a text/ email instantly. If an airline’s bag tag comes off, a HomingPIN tag means they can find you instead of the airline auctioning your property. Your bag can then be rushed to wherever you are. HomingPIN is integrated into the world tracer baggage and recognised in every airport throughout the world.
How HomingPIN Works
The finder simply connects to the owner by going online to homingpin.com, or if an airport by using their WorldTracer system for baggage handling. By inputting their details and the HomingPIN number(s) found a text message is sent instantly to the owner. The finder is not given information about the owner.
The owner then contacts the finder and arranges to get their property back. We provide 2 ways to make that happen:
1.For airlines we provide the airline with information on where the bag is instantly it is found. They will then contact you and arrange for immediate transfer. No more waiting for them to find your bags, and you no longer wait in frustration to hear about when you will get them back.
2.Where property is found anywhere else we can provide, at reasonable cost, a method of getting your property back from anywhere in the world. That includes luggage when the owner has returned home internationally.
For more information on HomingPIN please visit: http://www.homingpin.com