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Jacksonville airport getting tracking technology installed

Jacksonville International Airport will be one of the first in the country to track luggage with radio frequency identification tags, which officials believe will increase security and help reduce the number of lost bags. The system is supposed to be installed by the fall, in time for February’s Super Bowl in Jacksonville and the accompanying crush of travelers expected to use the airport, said Chip Snowden, chief operating officer of the Jacksonville Airport Authority. By knowing exactly where luggage is along conveyor belts behind the airport’s walls, the Transportation Security Administration believes any dangerous bags could be quickly located. And airlines are confident the technology will help them reduce the hundreds of millions of dollars spent every year on rerouting wayward bags. Full Story

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