The following is an excerpt from Gabriella Mulligan | September 28, 2018 | BBC.com |
New technologies are helping to tackle one of the great scourges of air travel - airport queues. But at what cost to our privacy?
Queues to check-in and drop your bags, at security, at passport control and finally queues at your boarding gate.
Air travel can be a frustrating business, even if these queues are largely a result of airports trying to ensure our safety.
And as more of us fly - 4.4 billion passengers are forecast to take to the skies in 2018 - airports are being pushed to their limits.
So the industry is hoping technology can streamline the process, with increasing use of biometrics such as facial recognition - and not just at passport control.
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