(CBSDFW.COM) – American Airlines launched its facial-recognition program this week at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in an effort to offer more convenience.
The Fort Worth-based company said the program will be offered on select international flights out of Terminal D.READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
According to the company, customers can now have their face scanned during boarding instead of scanning passes. The customer’s identity will then be verified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection within seconds.READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
The company said the new program will not store facial information and that using facial recognition is optional.
“As its largest hub, implementing new technology like biometric boarding gives us the opportunity to enhance the airport experience in partnership with CBP. This new technology allows us to provide a more seamless and modern experience for both our customers and team members,” Vice President of DFW Hub Operations at American Cedric Rockamore said.MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies
American Airlines said customers should still make sure that they have their passports.