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Biometric exit arrives in Miami

07 February 2019

Passengers on Lufthansa Flight 461 from Miami to Munich can now board with biometric exit technology instead of a boarding pass and passport.

Under a partnership between Miami International Airport, Lufthansa, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and SITA, a photograph taken at the boarding gate is used to confirm passenger identity and authorisation to travel.

The facial recognition verification process takes less than two seconds with a 99% match rate, according to CBP.

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