Are You Ready for Facial Recognition at the Airport?

Are You Ready for Facial Recognition at the Airport?
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American Airlines has launched facial recognition at the boarding gate, part of a trend sweeping US airports

  • American Airlines has started using facial recognition technology to let passengers board planes without their boarding pass.
  • The airline says the technology, now in use in parts of Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, is more secure and makes boarding quicker for passengers.
  • Its part of a trend in the aviation industry that has seen a growing number of airports and airlines in the US and around the world use facial recognition on passengers despite privacy concerns.
  • American said that the system is opt-in and doesn't save the photos. It plans to roll the system out further.
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American Airlines has started using facial recognition technology on passengers at boarding gates, part of a growing industry trend that airlines and airports say will make travelling faster and more secure.

American is using the technology at Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport in Texas, where passengers can get their face scanned instead of using their boarding pass to board the plane, local news station CBS 11 News reported.See the rest of the story at Business Insider.