Biometric Identification gates are being expanded by British Airways to new airports in Orlando, New York, and Miami. These biometric e-Gates use facial recognition to match flyers with their passport, visa, or immigration photos which have been in a trial at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) since November 2017 and can remove the need to show a boarding pass or identification when getting on a plane. These biometric e-Gates use facial recognition to match flyers with their passport, visa, or immigration.
Passing through Airport security, passengers still have to show identification and a boarding pass. British Airways said that the gates will decrease wait times when used instead of the traditional boarding process. British Airways has been able to board more than 400 customers in just 22 minutes with the biometric gates at LAX which is less than half the normal amount of time.
A new trial at Orlando International Airport is already underway as said by British Airways. Scanning customers on the daily flight from Orlando to Gatwick, England are in place with two biometric gates. In 10 minutes, the company claimed that it has been able to board these flights of about 240 people.
To handle security checkpoints Dubai international airport is working on using facial recognition. The trials of British Airways are just one flavor of biometric technology being tested at airports around the world.