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May 22, 2017

Delta Is Testing Facial Recognition Technology

Plans First Biometric-Based Self-Service Bag Drop In The U.S. 

Delta Air Lines is introducing four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, a $600,000 investment that allows customers to quickly, securely and easily check their own bags. One machine will be equipped to test facial recognition technology to match customers with their passport photos through identification verification, a first for U.S. carriers.

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Study: Millennials Expect Same Wi-Fi Experience In The Air As At Home

Gogo Global Traveler Study Shows Connectivity Affects Airline Passenger Choices And Experience

A new study finds that nearly 50 percent of millennial travelers expect their connected experience in the air to be the same as on the ground. This key finding from Gogo's Global Traveler study The Travelers of Tomorrow shows that connectivity anywhere and everywhere is no longer a hope, it's an expectation. This study uncovers in-flight connectivity trends from "future travelers" between the ages of 18 and 35, because their preferences will ultimately shape the future of travel.

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Dutch King Has Had Secret Life As An Airline Copilot

Plans To Qualify To Fly A Boeing 737

Dutch King Willem-Alexander has enjoys flying airliners. But his passengers rarely knew that their monarch was in the cockpit of the airplane.

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Airlines For America Projects Summer Air Travel To Grow 4 Percent

Estimated 234 Million Flyers Between June And August Will Represent An All-Time High

Airline industry trade group Airlines for America (A4A) projects that a record 234.1 million passengers ... or approximately 2.54 million per day ... will travel worldwide on U.S. airlines between June 1 and August 31, a growth of 4 percent over last summer’s 224.8 million travelers. Accordingly, airlines are adding 123,000 seats per day across their networks to accommodate the 100,000 additional daily passengers expected to fly on U.S. carriers during this period.

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Atlanta Airport Hotel To Face The Wrecking Ball

Will Be Torn Down For Construction Of Additional Runway

The City of Atlanta has purchased the 395-room Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel, which has stood at the western end of the runways at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for more than 30 years, with the intent of demolishing the hotel and convention center to make room for a new runway at the airport.

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