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KLM’s Augmented Reality hand baggage check now available in Messenger

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As of 2 October, all KLM passengers can use KLM’s Messenger to see whether their hand baggage is of the correct size, through the use of Augmented Reality (AR).

The service is widely available for iPhone users (6s or above) in KLM’s Messenger. KLM’s AR hand baggage check uses a transparent, virtual KLM suitcase that is placed in reality on an actual suitcase to indicate whether the dimensions are appropriate for overhead compartments. This makes it easy for passengers to check, in the comfort of their home, whether their hand baggage is of the correct size. Earlier this month, the service was launched in the KLM App (iOS).

AR technology next step on Messenger

Earlier this year, Messenger announced that it would make AR technology available in closed beta on its platform. KLM is now one of the few companies worldwide to build an experience using AR in Messenger. KLM will continue to develop and improve the service in the future so that it grows in line with the latest AR technology available.

“By offering the AR hand baggage check-in Messenger, KLM is again taking the next step in terms of digital service provision. With this service, passengers can see at a glance whether their hand baggage is of the correct size. By offering this service in Messenger, it’s now available for every KLM passenger at the airport, en route or at home. We also continue to be pioneers of innovation in our passengers’ best interests,” said Pieter Groeneveld, Senior Vice President Digital Air France – KLM.

To try the new experience, go to KLM on Messenger. You can find the AR hand baggage check in the menu under Plan & Book.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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