Have a trip planned this summer? Not a light traveler? Delta has you covered.
The airline is debuting a facial recognition self-service bag drop, which will officially be the first of its kind in the states, according to Mashable.
The routine won’t be that dissimilar to what it is now when you first arrive to catch your flight. If you have a bag to check, stop at the self-service machines like you normally would to print your bag tag and perhaps your boarding pass. The biometric technology implemented in the machines will match you with your passport photos through identification verification. And then you’re good to go.
“We expect this investment and new process to save customers time,” Gareth Joyce, Delta’s Senior Vice President, Airport Customer Service and Cargo, told Mashable. “We see a future where Delta agents will be freed up to seek out travelers and deliver more proactive and thoughtful customer service.”
If you are traveling with Delta soon, keep in mind that overly large items such as car seats, skis and oversized bags will not be a part of this new service. Those items will still need to be taken through a specialty items lane and you’ll have to check in with an agent.
Delta has reportedly spent $600,000 on four biometric self-service machines. You can reportedly see them at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, but not until the summer kicks off.
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