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Fallback sortation bag tags - on-demand


SITA BagFast is a simple piece of software that does one thing and one thing only: prints IATA-compliant fallback tags on-demand.

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 is available on the CUTE workstation to do this.

That’s why major airports around the world rely on SITA BagFast.

BagFast Use cases
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How it helps

As automated baggage handling systems become more widely used, the consequences of their failure become apparent. If checked baggage can’t be sorted and directed on the conveyor belts to the flight loading point, the bags are “dumped” to await manual intervention, bringing check-in operations to a halt. Many airports no longer have the staff to manually carry bags from the dump area to the flight loading points, so chaos ensues as bags miss their flights.

In the event a fallback or backup tag is needed, with BagFast, the user starts the application on their CUTE workstation and uses a simple interface to tell BagFast 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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