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Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass



More traveler-related processes at airports — from checking a bag to clearing customs — are now being automated using biometrics. (Shutterstock)
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If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly internationally, you may notice something different at airports in the United States: More steps — from checking a bag to clearing customs — are being automated using biometrics.

Biometrics are unique individual traits, such as fingerprints, that can be used to automate and verify identity. They promise both more security and efficiency in moving travelers through an airport where, at steps from check-in to boarding, passengers are normally required to show government-issued photo identification.

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