Whoa, this is very “we are actually living in the future.”
If you’re headed to PHL in the next few days, here are the details!
In partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the airport is beginning to roll out biometric screening, aka facial recognition technology. Starting next week, PHL will pilot three different face scanning machines at three international gates on select outbound flights, becoming one of 27 U.S. airports to use the technology.
Starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, the iPad-like face scanners will be used for some flights on Qatar Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa and American Airlines that depart from gates A15, A16 and A17 in the International Terminal.
“Working with our partners at CBP and our airlines will ensure our continued dedication to safety and security,” PHL Airport CEO Chellie Cameron said in a release.