A number of Qantas passengers have started to use facial recognition technology at Sydney Airport.
When fully tested, the system will enable passengers to complete most parts of their trip using their face as their “access identification,” the airport said.
“In the future, there will be no more juggling passports and bags at check-in and digging through pockets or smartphones to show your boarding pass,” “Your face will be your passport and your boarding pass at every step of the process.” CEO of Sydney Airport, Geoff Culbert.
The first phase will see four “key steps” of a passenger’s journey tested: automated check-in, bag drop, lounge access and boarding. Mobile-check in and automated border processing could be used in future trials.