The Design of Airline Baggage Tags

Mark Vanhoenacker, writing for Slate:

This success is largely due to the humdrum baggage tag. That random sticky strip you rip off your suitcase when you get home? It’s actually a masterpiece of design and engineering. Absent its many innovations, you’d still be able to jet from Anchorage to Abu Dhabi. But your suitcase would be much less likely to meet you there.

(Via Dave Pell’s NextDraft.)

Friday, 5 October 2012