FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines said Wednesday that customers with PreCheck can clear security at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport with a face scan and a phone app instead of showing their driver’s license or passport.
The airline said it plans to expand the test, which began Wednesday, to airports in Miami, Phoenix, Washington, DC and elsewhere later this year.
American presents the service as a convenience factor designed to help passengers get through security faster. Privacy experts have spoken Concern about personal data that people voluntarily provide for a convenience benefit and how that information is used and stored.
At DFW Airport, passengers require PreCheck, the expedited screening service offered by the Transportation Security Administration, and an American Airlines mobile app to use facial recognition technology.
Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways have used biometric technology for boarding at other airports.
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