KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new company, Grab My Bag, is hoping to change the way we travel and bring jobs to Kansas City.
In these summer months, as more people get vaccinated, Kansas City International Airport is experiencing its busiest days since before the pandemic.
Soon a new tool could arrive at KCI and other airports.
“Now instead of customers landing, trying to collect their bags, waiting, maybe late for a meeting or not able to start their family vacation, they land and leave, and we take their bags for them and let’s deliver it to them, ”said Emory Reignz, CEO of Grab My Bag.
A video recently released by the Atlanta Police Department shows a man stealing two bags directly from the conveyor belt at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
According to the Department of Transportation, in March there were more than three mishandled bags per 1,000.
Starting Saturday, Atlanta passengers will be able to use the new Grab My Bag service. This, of course, includes anyone coming to and from KCI who can take flights there.
But the company plans to have a presence here in Kansas City soon.
“[Kansas City is] very interesting for us, ”said Reignz. “It’s a big city and we hope to grow with it.
Travelers book Grab My Bag on their website or by phone and consent to the grabber carrying their luggage. Customers grapple a photo of their bags when registering so the grapple can easily find them.
It’s $ 35 for two bags or less, $ 65 for three or four, and prices go up from there.
The grapple keeps the customer informed along the way and the bags are tracked.
“I think it’s great,” said traveler Mariza Browning. “I would definitely pay for it.”
“I think it might be a good idea for a traveler, especially if it’s a family with a lot of luggage, to make their trip easier,” added traveler Cindy Eckert.
In 2019, before the pandemic, KCI experienced its third busiest year since opening, with an average day of 16,000 departing passengers.
Sunday, the airport received more than 14,000, a sign that things are returning to normal.
Grab My Bag hopes to be with KCI by the end of the year, but they are already hiring Kansas Citians. They just say check their website or call them.
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