Delta to launch first biometric terminal in the U.S. at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Atlanta, Ga., – One look and you are on your way. Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta, reports Delta.

Nov 30th, 2018
Delta to launch first biometric terminal in the U.S. at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Delta to launch first biometric terminal in the U.S. at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Atlanta, Ga., – One look and you are on your way. Delta Air Lines, in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is launching the first biometric terminal in the United States at Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta, reports Delta.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

November 30, 2018 - Because international travel requires a passport - and thus, a relatively recent photo - the use of biometric face scanning technology takes advantage of something that is a lot harder to fake than a photo ID or passport. While the time saved by an individual passenger at the gate isn't all that great - Delta estimates nine minutes per flight will be, and that will no doubt add up to some significant time at the world's busiest airport. Harsfield-Jackson also has CT bag scanners, which allows travelers to keep electronics in their bags as TSA agents will get a 3D rendering of all of the luggage's contents. Hopefully both biometric scanning for identity and CT scanning for contents will be widely adopted to make the stress of flying a little lower.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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