June 14: The TSA i.e. Transportation Security Administration has recently announced that it is testing the latest technologies for the identification of passengers. This technology will make use of their finger prints. If successful, this system can actually eliminate the need of a boarding pass. Currently, it is being tried at the Airports of Atlanta and Denver. This experiment will allow the passenger to spend lesser time in queues and move from the checkpoints with ease and speed.
What is still being evaluated is the ability of finger prints or iris scans to correctly identify a person and his boarding pass. Airlines such as JetBlue Airways and Delta Air lines are a part of this experiment and will use biometric scans to identify passengers.
TSA’s acting administrator for requirement and capability analysis states that this organization always strives towards development of technologies which secure and enhance the travel environment, the travellers and their luggage. To overcome the ever evolving travel threats, it is a dire need to discover and introduce new schemes so as to assure that the passengers reach their destination safe and sound.
Clear, the private identification firm has already introduced this system as a trial to 21 airports. The average cost of this program per annul is $179. However, the cost of a member is $50. Delta airlines have also offered a discount to its frequent customers. The program will actually begin from this summer.
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