Traveling through the world’s airports has never been simple, countless security checks, boarding procedures are some of the tedious tasks passengers have to put through at the airport.
A new technology may help get passengers on their way more quickly reduce stress if it works properly, it is also dependent on passengers and their privacy comfort. Facial recognition is being introduced to major airports around the world.
JetBlue has announced a plan to use the face scanning technology in lieu of traditional boarding passes. The airline is working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in flights between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport.
The technology works by scanning passengers faces when they are on line to board and compared to the photo on their passport. Delta Airlines is adopting the strategy to the way it is handling bag checking. Travelers who wish to check bags will print tags at Delta kiosks before heading over to machines that match them with their passport photos using identification verification.
The plan is to use this technology for all passengers not just foreign travelers with a passport and visa, in America in the future. The base of the extended facial recognition system is biometric exit, a long-standing congressional mandate for the government to verify visa holders’ identities as they leave the country. Recommended as part of the 9/11 commission, the mandate has taken on new urgency under President Trump