Face scans could replace passes
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.
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