In order for Pan Am to know that it had unaccompanied baggage
on its aircraft, the airline, as with all US air carriers operating from high-threat international airports, had to conduct a full baggage/passenger reconciliation.
Sailors can have unaccompanied baggage
shipped by express services to new duty stations in three to seven days within CONUS and in 10-to-14 days overseas.
According to Unisys, the system links passengers with their bags, tracking both as they move through the system, helping airlines comply with industry security requirements which decree unaccompanied baggage
can't travel ahead of the passenger.
Several regulatory changes have already had significant impact on the international household goods transportation industry, including the TSA's "Known-shipper" Program, which resulted in the complete ban of unaccompanied baggage
shipments from being carried on passenger aircraft.
The ability to accurately predict the arrival of cargo, including unaccompanied baggage
(UB), at Air Mobility Command (AMC) Aerial Ports as far in advance as possible, is another objective.