Passengers can bid on Business Class upgrades on international flights
12 kiosks and 4 self bag drops to be used by easyJet
Boarding joins Delta Sky Club as touch point where fingerprints replace boarding pass
Metro station is 10 minutes walk to departures.
SmartDepart means passengers can arrive at the gate later than normal
System uses facial recognition
Service is currently free…
Trial at one TSA Pre lane at Atlanta and one at Denver
Available on some domestic routes at the moment
Trial at Washington National uses fingerprints as biometric
Aims to reduce check-in queues
Why only now? Auatralia and New Zealand are advanced technological countries.
First biometric self-service bag drop in U.S.
Up to 1000 passengers in test from May 2 until May 23
First airline to use the units is Ryanair
Also introduces new group booking feature
Eurowings are the first to use the new facility
But it adds more time and complexity for passengers
Four units installed to save time for passengers
Bag drop robot from Sita on trial until 05 April