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Delta Unveils First US Biometric Terminal

December 03, 2018 / Airwise

Delta Air Lines introduced its first ‘biometric terminal’ over the weekend at Atlanta’s Terminal F, the international terminal. Introduced with US Customs and Border Protection, the terminal is the first biometric terminal in the United States, with the facility available for Aeromexico, Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic international passengers in addition to Delta’s own customers. Facial recognition technology is used to identify passengers at the check and for checked baggage drop off. It is also used at TSA screening points and all boarding gates in Terminal F.Delta has been trialing the system since October, with only a small percentage of passengers opting not to use the technology. The airline says the facial recognition system saves an average of two seconds for each customer at boarding, or nine minutes overall for a wide-body aircraft.