IATA-compliant fallback tags on-demand | SITA



BagFast is a simple piece of software that does one thing: prints IATA-compliant fallback tags as and when they are needed.

It allows the continued use of the automated baggage handling system while eliminating the costs of storing pre-printed tags. CUTE-certified, it has a simple and easy-to-learn user interface, and is compliant with IATA Recommended Practice 1740b.

No other application on the CUTE workstation does this: that's why more than 20 major airports around the world rely on BagFast. 

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How it helps

As automated baggage handling systems become more widely used, the consequences of their failure become apparent. When checked baggage can’t be sorted and directed to the flight loading point, the bags are “dumped” to await manual intervention. As many airports no longer have the staff to cope with this type of scenario, check-in operations can grind to a halt. Passengers are delayed, and with no-one available to transport the bags to the airplane, luggage may be lost or misplaced. 

If a fallback or backup tag is needed, the user starts the BagFast application on their CUTE workstation. Using a simple interface they tell it how many tags are needed, for which carrier and at which loading area.

Key features

  • CUTE-certified application
  • Simple, easy-to-learn user interface
  • Compliant with IATA Recommended Practice 1740b


  • Cost savings
  • Convenience
  • Peace of mind

SITA Global Services

BagFast is supported by SITA Global Services (SGS), which provides global business continuity through a flexible service model. Our monitoring service ensures your IT systems are reliable and available, around the clock and around the world.

Our experts proactively monitor your infrastructure, identifying and resolving problems before they impact your business.

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