Facing up to the future of air travel

Boarding passes could soon be a thing of the past as JetBlue  in collaboration with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and SITA — becomes the first airline to use biometrics and facial recognition technology to verify customer identities at the boarding gate. The pilot (pardon the pun) program will provide passengers at Boston's Logan International Airport and Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport with the option of joining a normal boarding line, or one with a camera that will take their picture. The image will then be sent by SITA to CBP's database of passport visa images, where a match will be found; the process will be instant, according to JetBlue. To find out more of to Board in a Snap: JetBlue to Launch First-of-Its-Kind Self-Boarding Program Using Facial Recognition.