NEWS TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at Atlanta and Denver Airports

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TSA’s new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a more pleasant experience for most people. Starting this week, the Transportation Security Administration’s fingerprint sensors will go through proof-of-concept testing at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and at Denver International Airport. The test will last for four weeks, and you can try it out for yourself if you registered your fingerprint as part of TSA’s PreCheck program.

Your biometric info will serve as both proof of identification and boarding pass, so it can, in theory, lead to shorter lines and much speedier check-in. For the proof-of-concept test, though, participants still have to show their identification documents, boarding passes and tickets, since its purpose is to assess how accurate the biometric system is.

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