Kayak has introduced a feature
in its app enabling travelers to use augmented reality (AR) to test whether
their bag passes muster as a carry-on.
The tool, which Kayak said is patent-pending, is in the
latest version of the app when a user launches a flight search under "new
bag measurement tool." It is available to updated Apple devices.
Users are prompted to scan the floor to calibrate
measurements, then capture the size of the bag by moving around it with their
Kayak then tells the user if the bag will fit as a carry-on
or if it needs to be checked. It incorporates baggage policies from all
airlines, Kayak said.