What is this witchcraft!? (Bag Tracking)

Old Feb 5, 2023, 4:22 pm
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What is this witchcraft!? (Bag Tracking)

Since when has this been a thing!? Kind of rubbing salt in the wound as I’m sat here waiting for some steps because the airbridge has broken…
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Old Feb 5, 2023, 5:46 pm
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I’ve noticed that notification in the last couple of weeks and is quite accurate as to when it comes through the curtains.

Does anyone know if it happens other than at T5?
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 1:44 am
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Genuine improvement - a very handy feature! Looking forward to benefiting from this at LHR T5
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 1:47 am
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Originally Posted by BitterLemon
Since when has this been a thing!? Kind of rubbing salt in the wound as I’m sat here waiting for some steps because the airbridge has broken…

OP, quick point - You might want to re-edit your screenshot and hide the bag numbers. They get recycled after a week or so but right now anyone with the right system access, or good hacking skills, can obtain quite a bit info on yourself.
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:06 am
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Do you need to update the app to get this? Or do something else? I haven’t switched to the newly released version and didn’t get this yesterday at T5 with checked baggage.
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:07 am
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Yep I got that last night at T5. Received the notification just as my bag appeared through the curtain. Spooky stuff


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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:21 am
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Originally Posted by atcer28
Do you need to update the app to get this? Or do something else? I haven’t switched to the newly released version and didn’t get this yesterday at T5 with checked baggage.
It's only a guess on my part but I suspect you need to enable Notifications for the BA app. Also I note the examples so far provided appear to be iPhones.
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:23 am
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I received that information on my iPhone last week which was a first.
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:27 am
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Do they give other notifications such as bag loaded on aircraft etc?
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:39 am
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Originally Posted by SWISSBOBBY
Do they give other notifications such as bag loaded on aircraft etc?
The notification I got on arrival was the only one I got
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by Shingi
I received that information on my iPhone last week which was a first.
Was it also Carousel 3? I'm wondering if it's the only one equipped.
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:44 am
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No, this was the only notification I received regarding the bags.

I suppose any notification regarding bags being loaded would have to be rock solid otherwise the implication is they haven’t been if people get used to it…

Whilst they’re at it though can they please fix the gate number one!
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave
It's only a guess on my part but I suspect you need to enable Notifications for the BA app. Also I note the examples so far provided appear to be iPhones.
Yes, iPhone for me (BA App v5.95.1) with app notifications on.. (and Carousel 3 which you have expertly deduced).
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 2:55 am
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Originally Posted by BitterLemon

I suppose any notification regarding bags being loaded would have to be rock solid otherwise the implication is they haven’t been if people get used to it…
Relatively simple to do... baggage scanned with placed in bin and then bin scanned with placed in aircraft... not really rocket science...
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Old Feb 6, 2023, 3:17 am
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Jet Blue notify you when your bag is loaded onto the aircraft (at least at LGW and JFK).
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