Tag Archives: Airport

TSA May Want To Flip Through Your Summer Reading Next Time You Fly

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.

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Delta plans biometric-based self-service bag drop

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.

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New biometric screening puts security screening on the fast track at MSP

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.

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Travel expo’s innovations focus on faster check-in experience

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.

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Detroit Metro Airport aims for quicker security

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.

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