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Lufthansa Reduces Load Time With Face Screening

After a successful trial in Los Angeles, Lufthansa is planning to expand its biometric boarding pass program to airports nationwide. Instead of checking boarding passes, the airline uses specialized cameras to snap images of passengers’ faces. They’re uploaded to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which checks them against its database within a few seconds. During the trial, Lufthansa reports it was able to board 350 passengers onto an Airbus A380 in about 20 minutes.

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