Lansing-based Grab My Bag has launched a new digital delivery service where travelers can request their luggage be delivered from an airport’s baggage claim to a given location.
The system works similar to other web-based delivery services like UberEats or GrubHub, which use independent contractors in the area or on location to fulfill customer requests. The Grab My Bag service requires the user’s flight information and the location to deliver the luggage to.
Although the service is available to anyone, the company expects it to benefit seniors and those with disabilities.
“For many years, I worked with the Tuskegee Airmen, the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps. They were heroes, but they were seniors and persons with disabilities,” says Emory Reignz, founder and CEO of Grab My Bag.
“We traveled a lot and retrieving their baggage from crowded baggage claim carousels after flights was the most taxing part of the process for them. It often meant that they were wheeled to a random section and made to wait while an eager helper tirelessly tried to locate their bags. They were tired and just wanted to go home after their flight — now people like them can.”
Aside from the service it provides, Grab My Bag is working with various organizations to improve the travel experience for seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families, offering the delivery of two bags or less starting at $35. The company is currently hiring “GRAB-bers” to deliver luggage throughout the Great Lakes region. To visit here.
“Our service is a hassle-free alternative to waiting at airport baggage claim. It encourages seniors, persons with disabilities, and their families to travel more and stress less. Their community is at higher risk for contracting COVID-19, and we care. We want them to be safe and live their lives. Land and go; we’ll take care of the rest,” says Reignz.