Biometric boarding in Dallas

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Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and its partner Emirates Airlines have introduced one-step biometric boarding on the daily Dallas to Dubai flight, eliminating the need for a boarding pass at the departure gate.

Customers traveling on EK222 have the option of using the biometrics one-step process, enabling them to simply arrive at the gate where a tablet takes their photo and matches it to their passport, before they are cleared to board the aircraft. The airport expects to roll out one-step biometrics boarding with more airline partners in the near future.

veriScan, developed by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, is a proprietary software that is loaded on a tablet computer. The software encrypts and sends high-resolution photos of passengers boarding international flights to the CBP Traveler Verification Service for nearly instant identity verification. When integrated with airline boarding systems, veriScan streamlines and expedites the boarding process by eliminating the need for boarding passes.

Biometrics and technology are at the forefront of all design discussions as the airport examines its current infrastructure and explores further expansion and airport-wide improvements.

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