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Delta and Atlanta Airport Open “First Biometric Terminal” in the U.S.

Delta’s Terminal F at the Atlanta airport is the so-called first biometric terminal in the U.S. in which facial recognition technology is used throughout the process by passengers. The Delta hub in Detroit is supposedly next.

The biometric features have been developed slowly since October in Atlanta’s Terminal F. As of December 1st some international destination passengers will be able to use the biometric options for all portions of their journey. These features will also be available to international travelers on some of Delta’s partner airlines as well.

Basically where ever one had to interact with an employee in the past there are now automated options where passengers enter or scan in information and facial recognition technology “looks” at their faces to confirm the information.

As Delta has revealed the choice in Atlanta before the formal dispatch, the transporter said it has gotten positive input and that it’s accelerating the boarding up of its worldwide flights.
Delta intends to make its Detroit center the following of its terminals to get the “check to entryway” biometric alternative.

Posted by Jody Victor's Crew on

New Delta SkyMiles program

Jody found out that Delta is revamping it’s SkyMiles program. No longer will you be rewarded as much for long cheap flights. They are rewarding now based on what you paid for airfare. This will take effect January 1, 2015. They say the new “structure will create more flexibility and expand on ways to use miles.” Members will get more benefit from more tickets without requiring as many miles. There will be new one-way awards as well as additional miles + cash award options.

Members can earn between 5 and 11 miles per dollar spent based on their member status, plus up to an additional 2 miles per dollar when using the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. Delta is the only major airline that offers unlimited complimentary upgrades, no mileage expiration, and no award fees.

~ Jody Victor