By introducing the trial self-service biometric boarding gates, British Airways has become the very first airline to do so for the international flights out of the USA. The carrier is working in partnership with the Los Angeles Airport.
This new technology is created by Vision-Box to create a smoother journey for flyers. With this new facility, passengers will not need to present their passport or boarding pass at the gate, but only at check-in and security.
All you need to do is to look into a camera prior to boarding and then wait for the biometric data to be verified. After that, you can board the aircraft.
It is quite similar to facial identification built into mobile phones. These biometric gates use high definition camera technology. This will allow the customers to pass through by recognizing their unique facial features. The digital scanning of their facial parts is the part of the immigration process.
Passengers can find these gates on three stands at Los Angeles Airport. Currently, British Airways is the only airline with the advanced technology to offer purely biometric boarding to its customers.
Justin Erbacci (Los Angeles World Airports Chief Innovation and Technology Officer) mentioned that “This industry-first deployment of innovative solutions from the US Customs and Border Protection and Vision-Box, shows the amazing potential of using biometrics to speed up the boarding process while maintaining safety and security.”