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    I was just watching TV, Fox News and they were talking about new equipment being used or coming to airports. One of the items mentioned was the use of RFID tags to track luggage throughout the airport. So that they can pull luggage when someone sets off the metal detector or the explosives detector ect..

    At the very end of the part on RFID tags, they say "and the only airport currently using these is a pilot program being done at Las Vegas"

    So I went to check my luggage. I had already thrown away my luggage sticker & tags. I was wondering if anyone else has noticed or found an RFID device attached to thier luggage. According to the article below it affects 5 airlines & started over a year ago which means last years luggage might have had RFID's.


    Las Vegas airport to implement RFID baggage-tag system

    Another interesting article involving RFID Tags & Liquor in Vegas. (Tracking Pourage of Liqour Using RFID Tags)

    Harrahs Waitresses wearing RFID Name Tags (Tracking how well waitresses cover the casino floor)

    Hard Rock & Wynn Tracking Casino Chips Using RFID
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    Last edited by [Syntax]; August 12, 2006, 07:18.

  • #2
    Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

    I suggest you read Melanie's paper on the possible problems that could arise with such a system (she was a speaker at con BTW)

    http://www.rfidvirus.org/index.html
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    • #3
      Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

      I'll check when I get back to my bag....interesting

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      • #4
        Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

        what the heck do they look like?
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        • #5
          Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

          The RFID tags are being used in a PILOT program?

          They can fly planes?

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          • #6
            Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

            i went over my checked back tag with a fine toothed comb this afternoon... nary an RFID chip to be found.
            "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
            - Trent Reznor

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            • #7
              Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

              McCarran was supposed to start this about two years ago, there was an article in Gov't Computing News around Dec 2003. They're using Symbol brand UHF tags. The tages are reportedly integrated into the standard barcoded luggage tag that is printed at the ticket counter.

              http://www.symbol.com/category.php?f...t_IB_final.xml
              Thorn
              "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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              • #8
                Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                No RFID that I could see on my tag...

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                • #9
                  Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                  Originally posted by latras
                  No RFID that I could see on my tag...
                  not just on the tags... but in them, too. i took mine completely apart, flexed and bent every little bit of it... didn't feel anything out of order. maybe i'll toss mine onto an x-ray sometime.
                  "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                  - Trent Reznor

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                  • #10
                    Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                    yeah...I held mine up to the light....nothing

                    I don't have any of dem dere fancy-schmancy detection doo-dads...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                      Maybe they put it in the luggage since we can't lock it any more.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                        Originally posted by astcell
                        Maybe they put it in the luggage since we can't lock it any more.
                        an interesting point there... one is still allowed (indeed, even required) to lock luggage containing firearms. i participated in an informal a survey the other day about air travel. it primarily concerned the fact that in some instances, electronics and other valuables are being forced to go via checked luggage. one question was something along the lines of "would the risk of theft deter you from flying?"

                        i had already mentioned in one of my earlier responses that i don't plan to fly anytime soon because of this whole huge clusterfuck which, in my opinion, makes the industry undeserving of my money for quite a while. however, when pressed for a straight answer i simply responded "well, if it came down to it, i'd likely just start travelling with my guns -- or at least one gun -- all the time, even when i don't particularly need a firearm at my destination. i'll use the largest gun case i have and make certain that it has extra room for a laptop, cel phone, etc."
                        "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
                        - Trent Reznor

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                        • #13
                          Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                          Apon return to Oakland airport, I was looking at the baggage tag and pulled apart the piece stuck together (that makes the loop).

                          Inside was a very very thin piece of metal in what would seem to be an antenna like shape. In the middle was a very small black thing. This is accturally stuck onto the baggage label so, I peeled it off and stuck it on a piece of paper.
                          The sticker contains a pat. number and other name on it...

                          Its still sitting on my desk at home, so I can't provide the pat. number or name on it.. but later this week I can, and also upload a picture if anyone wants...

                          Could this be RFID? I've never really seen it in use yet.
                          The only constant in the universe is change itself

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                          • #14
                            Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                            Id like to see it, take a photo and post it online..

                            What airline did you use out of Vegas? because apparently only certain ones
                            are using the tags.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Las Vegas Airport RFID Tags

                              Originally posted by [Syntax]
                              Id like to see it, take a photo and post it online..

                              What airline did you use out of Vegas? because apparently only certain ones
                              are using the tags.
                              Used southwest. I'll get a photo(s) up late tomorrow.
                              The only constant in the universe is change itself

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