It has been a long time since Los Angeles International Airport has seen real gate growth. It’s nice to see the airport considering some expansion. For years, Los Angeles has considered building a new terminal, just east of Southwest Airlines’ Terminal 1, in what is today an airport-owned parking lot. Continue reading How Southwest Airlines Looks to Grow in Los Angeles
In a major development for the use of facial recognition technology at airports, Delta will enable the first fully biometric airport journeys in the U.S. in December. Continue reading Delta set to launch nation’s first ‘biometric terminal’ in Atlanta
At this point, most travelers know that your electronics, your shoes, your food, and your liquids are going to have to come out of your bag (or off your person) and get extra screening just so you can get on a flight. But now, it seems books — good, old-fashioned paper books — may be joining that list.
Delta is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers.
With the swipe of a finger or a blink of an eye — and $179 a year — travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport can go directly to metal-detecting machines and bag-scanning lanes, bypassing serpentine lines at security checkpoints as passengers wait for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents to manually check identification and boarding passes.
SINGAPORE — Electronic bag tags, a bag-check robot and a biometric solution for ticketing and screening were among the innovations on display at the Future Travel Experience Asia Expo held here in late October.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport is aiming to shorten lines for security checks in its new long-term master plan, which is a scaled-down version of a previous plan that found nobody willing to pay for expensive amenities, including a monorail.
The new effort would add up to a dozen additional security checkpoint lanes at the North Terminal, consolidate the rabbit warren of rental car lots and expand the airport’s maintenance campus.
A Danish tech company says it has found a solution to airport security queue bottlenecks: a high-tech trolley system that scans your luggage for you.
In tests, passengers using the new trolley system passed security four times faster than using standard security, according to Danish developer Exruptive.