Tampa extends remote service

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Florida’s Tampa International Airport has announced plans to extend its remote bag check and boarding pass facility.

The service, which prints bag tags and boarding passes for the airport’s largest air carriers, including American, Delta, United, Southwest and Spirit, will expand later this month to include JetBlue. Tampa is also adding three new kiosks, bringing the total to 15.

Remote bag check enables passengers at the Rental Car Center to check their bags and get their boarding passes before they board the SkyConnect train and make their way to their gate, alleviating the stress of hauling luggage through the airport and meaning that they can skip the ticket counters at the main terminal.

In 2019, the airport processed approximately 375,000 bags from the Rental Car Center location, substantially up on the previous year’s total of 270,000 bags.

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