Face scans could re­place passes

The Daily Telegraph - Travel - - TRAVEL NEWS - David Mill­ward

Board­ing passes could be phased out as air­lines use fa­cial recog­ni­tion and fin­ger­prints to iden­tify pas­sen­gers at the gate.

The “One Iden­tity” project is be­ing run by the In­ter­na­tional Air Trans­port As­so­ci­a­tion, the trade body that rep­re­sents 275 air­lines, and tri­alled by Delta in the US. Ul­ti­mately, the in­dus­try hopes that bio­met­ric in­for­ma­tion will be used through­out a pas­sen­ger’s jour­ney through the air­port, from check-in to board­ing, re­duc­ing queues and has­sle.

It is pro­posed that pas­sen­gers would reg­is­ter their bio­met­ric de­tails in ad­vance and this “One Iden­tity” would be used for ver­i­fi­ca­tion. In Bri­tain, Bri­tish Air­ways has used fa­cial recog­ni­tion for do­mes­tic flights since April, fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful trial of bio­met­ric gates last year.

Read more at tele­graph. co.uk/tt-bestair­line

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