Few airport terminals are known for their nimble speed, but Delta is hoping to change that perception in at least one airport with new facial recognition baggage check technology. This summer, the massive American airline is planning to introduce four self-serve bag drop machines that will verify travelers' identities through the use of facial recognition software.
The system promises to be speedier than in-person, staffed bag drop, but without sacrificing ease of service. When dropping off bags, the flier will use their passport image and their own face to prove their identity to the machines. Once that (notably quick) process is complete, they'll be able to load their bags and send them away without any more hassle.
The facial recognition bag checks will be activated at Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport this coming summer.