Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Airline Baggage Booking App
Explain your idea in details:
Example Scenario: 1. Passenger Bob booked a ticket in an Airline Indigo to travel from Hyderabad to Kolkata. He can avail 15 kg checked baggage + 7 kg cabin handbag free of charge (as per the baggage policy of Indigo). 2. However, Bob is only having a cabin handbag and will not be checking-in any baggage. 3. Passenger Alice also booked a ticket in the same Airline Indigo for the same day and time alike Bob. She also can avail 15 kg checked baggage + 7 kg cabin handbag free of charge (as per the baggage policy of Indigo). 4. Now let us consider Alice is carrying 30 kg baggage + 7 kg cabin handbag. Therefore, she needs to pay extra to the airline for carrying more 15 kg baggage. Customers carrying more than the allowed baggage limit will be charged the following excess baggage fees at the time of check-in (Indigo): a.Domestic Travel : INR 400 per additional kg b.International Travel: INR 525 per additional kg Alice has to pay 15*400 =INR 6000 extra to the Airline in order to carry 30 kg checked baggage with her. 5. Instead of paying to the Airline Alice can contact Bob to use his free 15 kg checked baggage to accommodate her extra luggage at free of cost or nominal charge (as per Bobs decision). The entire activity will be handled and managed by our Airline Baggage Booking App to connect passengers and help each other free of cost or nominal fee to utilize ones unused checked baggage facility to some other passenger in need. The passengers will be authenticated through eKYC providing Passport, Pan Card and Aadhar details along with Mail ID and Phone to create a valid profile in the app to prevent any fraudulent activities.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This can efficiently and effectively benefit both the Passengers to earn/save money in the journey. The entire activity will be managed by our designed Airline Baggage Booking app. The app will also be designed to consider other aspects as well: 1.Passenger cancelled the trip due to some unforeseen reason but been paid by other passenger to avail formers 15 kg checked baggage facility. Refund to be initiated immediately to the passenger. 2.Passenger to connect more than one passenger to suffice the extra baggage. E.g. Passenger P1 having 45 kg baggage, can contact two passengers to accommodate extra 30 kg in the flight. 3.In case baggage got stolen or damaged, insurance will be provided to the passengers to make them feel safe.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
As Smartphones are getting popular now-a-days and internet service is widely available, so the entire Project will be implemented in Android Platform so as to reach million of users.
Age : 30 Experienced Senior Application Developer with a demonstrated history of working in IFS (Industrial and Financial Systems) ERP Product. Skilled in Java, C# (.Net) and PL/SQL. Strong engineering professional with a Master of Technology (M.Tech.) focused in Computer Science from Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. Published more than 12 Research Papers in highly reputed International Conferences (IEEE, Springer) and Journals. Website: bidyutjyotisaha.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bidyutjyotisaha UrbanPro Profile: urbanpro.com/bidyutjyotisaha Author ID : https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56438836400