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Delta Air Lines is launching the first all-biometric terminal in the US at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in December 2018. When passengers arrive at Terminal F, they’ll simply scan their boarding pass at a kiosk, get their picture taken, and the system will then use facial recognition to match with your passport picture in the Customs and Border Patrol’s database. Your face ID will then be used at camera-enabled biometric checkpoints to drop off  your bags, go through TSA security checks, and board the plane—all without ever needing to show an passport, driver’s license, or ticket. And here’s another bonus: Advanced scanners will obviate the need to remove tablets and computers from your carry-ons. Delta emphasizes that participation is optional. If you don’t want to opt in, you can just get your ticket and standard ID as you always have. This all sounds great, as long as the airline doesn’t keep having too many more system-crippling computer breakdowns, the latest of which surfaced this past week.
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