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An airport passenger’s identity will be verified and he or she could move through security in about 6 to 10 seconds thanks to new technology, a TSA spokesperson said.
Delta Air Lines is testing new facial recognition technology to reduce the time it takes between arriving at the airport and getting passengers in their seats. While major U.S. carriers like United and American Airlines are piloting biometric ID checks at limited airport locations, Delta wants to be the first to offer full curb-to-gate security centered around facial recognition.
According to the company, “as soon as you take your mask off it takes the photograph. It’s now using that image that it just had with your passport number, It’s pinging the customs database, making sure there’s an image match there. And now here we go — our bag tag will print.”
If the technology is successful, it will reduce the need for agents while streamlining check-in. Delta is partnering with the TSA, so passengers could get through security lines quicker.
Fliers can also use their biometrics at the gate, with no boarding pass or ID necessary.
Travel analyst Henry Hartevedlt said Delta is testing this to see how people will react and fliers are overwhelmingly willing to try it.
“Our research among U.S. airline passengers show four out of five would share personal or biometric data with an airline they regularly fly to save time,” Hartevedlt said.
For travelers fearful of sharing their travel face, Delta said the airline immediately destroys any images taken and passengers can choose not to opt-in, according to cbsnews.com.
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