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JetBlue Replaces Boarding Passes With Facial Recognition Tech16:54
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A passenger passes through a biometric scan before boarding a Jet Blue flight at Logan Airport, Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A passenger passes through a biometric scan before boarding a Jet Blue flight at Logan Airport, Boston. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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JetBlue Airlines is testing facial recognition software that will allow passengers at Boston's Logan Airport to use a biometric scan of their faces instead of showing their boarding passes on flights to Aruba. Images will then be compared against passport or visa photos that are on file with Customs and Border Protections. If they match, customers can board without showing their tickets.

JetBlue says the new software will be quicker and more convenient. But it also raises some privacy concerns for customers.

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Asma Khalid, WBUR BostonomiX reporter. She tweets @asmamk and @bostonomix.

This segment aired on June 19, 2017.

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