Alaska Airlines may use fingerprints to screen passengers

Alaska Airlines is already using fingerprints to screen passengers entering its board room lounges and seeks to expand the program further in the future.

fingerprints to screen passengersThe LA Times published a story about Alaska Airlines and how the airline plans to use passengers fingerprints to screen passengers in the future. The article claims that Alaska Airlines began using fingerprint screening in August of this year to screen passengers at its four board room lounges owned by the airline.

The article also alleges that Alaska Airline plans to expand fingerprint screenings to confirm the identity of passengers before they board a flight. However, this process is trickier and requires cooperation with airport authorities and the TSA.

Fingerprint screening is available at the following Alaska Airlines Board Room lounges:

  1. Anchorage International Airport (ANC);
  2. Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA);
  3. Portland International Airport (PDX); and
  4. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

To participate in the board room fingerprint screening program customers must do so in-person at any of the four board room locations.

Source: LA Times, Hugo Martinez

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