airport screening

Your Face Is, Or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Many see biometrics-based systems for security screening and other airport processes as a way to build travel infrastructure for the expected volume recovery. That should mean shorter lines and more productive time during trips. This article by Elaine Glusac runs down the latest developments. If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly…

Explainer: Self-Sovereign Identity

People share a lot of personal information through digital channels, and the entities they interact with access more of it than they need. Individuals have little control over the transmission of their data and who gets what. The concept of a decentralized, self-sovereign identity fixes that while addressing cybersecurity and streamlining processes. A self-sovereign identity…

Using Your Face At The Airport To Drop A Bag And Save Two Minutes Is Just An Appetizer

Delta Air Lines said its new dedicated biometric baggage drop at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport could shave two minutes from the curb-to-plane trek. The technology behind the facial recognition system promises a much bigger wow factor for businesses and travelers in the near future. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated global adoption of touchless interactions at…

Should Passengers Be Vaccinated Or Tested To Fly Within The U.S.?

By travel writer Heather Murphy. By the holiday season, flying will have changed dramatically for Americans returning to the United States from abroad. They will be asked to show proof that they are vaccinated, to commit to two coronavirus tests if they are not and to participate in a new contact-tracing system. For Americans traveling…

The Trouble With Airports, And How To Fix Them

By Elaine Glusac, a travel writer for The New York Times. During this summer of frequent flight delays and cancellations, many travelers spent more time in airports than expected, often subjected to blaring TV news, rock-hard seats and scarce electrical outlets. Add anxiety over Covid-19 and disagreements regarding mandated masking, and it’s little wonder incidents…

Eyeing Program Expansion, TSA Expects New Providers To Begin PreCheck Enrollment This Year

Most travelers probably don’t know or care that a private-sector company is behind the enrollment process for TSA PreCheck. They might soon. To expand the program’s membership, TSA last month said it expected two new authorized enrollment providers to begin PreCheck services by year-end. This won’t change how members use the program to get through…

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