Spring Break Airport Technology


If your spring break includes flying to a beach in Mexico or Alpine slopes, your boarding process may include facial recognition technology. Yolanda Choates of U S Customs and Border Protection explains.

“The traveler approaches the screen, the camera takes a picture of that traveler, it compares it digitally to the picture in the database (from a drivers license or passport) and if they match the traveler goes on with their trip.”

It's a part of a pilot program in many US airports that meets legislative mandates given to Homeland Security. It should add only seconds to your wait at the gate and is for travelers over 13.


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