Airlines Using Facial Recognition To Board Passengers

posted by Paul James - 

Soon you might be able to board a plane based on your looks. Delta Airlines is launching a pilot program in Minneapolis this week that will check passengers bags automatically by using facial recognition software to identify the passengers. In Boston, Jet Blue is using a facial recognition system to board passengers on some flights. To board a plane using the system, passengers stand in front of a facial recognition screen that checks to see if your face matches the picture in your passport. A spokesperson for Jet Blue said they see a future where your face is your passport.

Meanwhile, the TSA is testing using fingerprints to get you through security at Atlanta and Denver. Pre-check passengers who already provided their fingerprints are the “guinea pigs.” The TSA says this will help re-invent airport security.

Source: USA Today

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