There’s no doubt that most of us have been stuck behind that person on the TSA security line fumbling through their bag for their boarding pass and passport, but that may not be an issue for much longer, thanks to new technology.
Delta just announced that starting October 15th they are going to be using facial recognition technology to replace passports and tickets at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in the hopes that it will speed up travelers’ time getting through security and on the plane.
The new biometric identification system will be added to check-in kiosks, baggage drop-off and security checkpoints for international flights, with the airline noting that it may be rolled out in other airport terminals if it successfully reduces boarding times, which is the main goal.
- Of course, some people have privacy concerns regarding the technology, and for now it will be optional for travelers. Customers will provide all their passport info during the online check in process, and will then have their faces scanned at kiosks at each transition point in the airport. If everything checks out, they’ll see a green light, which allows them to proceed to the next spot. If they opt out, they'll simply go through the normal airport process.
Source: The Mail