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February 4, 2019-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. Miami International Airport CEO Lester Sola said that facial scanning for travelers coming into MIA has made getting through customs a much faster affair.
“Historically, it may have taken 1 or 1-and-half hour for 500 passengers,” said Sola. “Now it’s about 15-20 minutes.”
It has also made the boarding process a bit quicker. A Delta terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is also utilizing facial recognition technology and says it trims nine minutes off the boarding process, which adds up to significant time over the course of a week, month, and year.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
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