Facial-recognition boarding should be faster and cheaper
Airlines says it is optional
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is the first to fully deploy the CBP Biometric Entry and Exit Program
Expected to expand to all U.S. airport departures
Passengers register their ID and fingerprint of palm vein to use the system
Follows successful trial that started in July 2017
Biometric eGates from Vision-box use facial recognition for simpler boarding
Boarding joins Delta Sky Club as touch point where fingerprints replace boarding pass
SmartDepart means passengers can arrive at the gate later than normal
System uses facial recognition
Pilot linked to biometric national ID system, Aadhaar
Facial recognition test will last for about three months at one gate
First airport in India to operate the e-boarding system.
Passengers now only guaranteed small personal bag on board.
NFC boarding pass to be used on different steps of the journey
Ultra-modern conveniences enhance passenger experience.
Cathay passengers can get their mobile boarding pass through Passbook.
eID system combines smartphone, biometric and NFC technology.
United plans to use mobile boarding pass scanning at all US airports.
The add-on fee trend among airlines continues as Southwest Airlines announced a new $40 fee to let passengers board early.