Electronic Bag Tag Beta Test

Old Oct 24, 2022, 10:49 am
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Electronic Bag Tag Beta Test




I get the following error when I try to sign up "Sorry, only invited guests may join this beta test. We expect our electronic bag tags to be more widely available in early 2023."
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 10:58 am
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I’m receiving the same error message when filling out the form.
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 10:58 am
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Yup, same here.

Seems like Marketing launched this before IT was ready.
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:03 am
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Ditto on error message.

It appears that Alaska Airlines has subcontracted their IT to the British Airways IT Department.
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:23 am
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or the upgrade intern decided to work on another thesis topic

signed up w/o issue
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:26 am
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I was able to successfully signup within minutes of getting the email. Seems they went to 75ks/100ks so maybe the Beta is full already?
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:32 am
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If that's the case, they need to change the error message. I tried it right after the e-mail arrived, and I don't think they could have had that many people fill it up that fast unless there was only like 10 available.

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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by navydevildoc
If that's the case, they need to change the error message.
Wholly annoying.
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:43 am
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To be honest, if this is how well the electronic bag tag program is going to work, maybe it's better to let someone else lose their luggage.....
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:51 am
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I fully intend to just check an empty box rather than my rollaboard
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:52 am
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To be honest, if this is how well the electronic bag tag program is going to work, maybe it's better to let someone else lose their luggage.....
AS had a perfectly serviceable online self-tag system, which they have abandoned for this "thing." At the least, they should have retained that system until this new one was fully online. The self-tag system was most useful to me when returning from an international trip where my connecting AS Flight (typically SEA-BOI) was on a separate ticket. The new customs entry facility in SEA, with it's staffed AS counter, is helpful and makes the absence of the self-tag option tolerable as I can still avoid having to lug my bag through the terminals to re-check it in.

But still, what was wrong with the self-tag system? It worked fine and there was no need to buy some $75 gizmo that's likely to fall off your bag and be lost at some point.
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:54 am
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I fully intend to just check an empty box rather than my rollaboard
Put one of these in there in case someone steals it:


For the bag thief
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 11:55 am
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Customer Care just texted - "Yes it is a known issue and we are being advised that a fix is being found and to try redeeming the offer later today"
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 1:26 pm
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Just signed up after also getting the error message earlier. Try again now if you got the same.
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Old Oct 24, 2022, 1:33 pm
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Yup, was also successful now.
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