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SAS biometric success

SAS biometric success

Almost two years after SAS became the first airline to introduce biometric check-in, its success across the domestic market has prompted the carrier to discuss a further roll-out across its international routes. Louise Driscoll looks at the progress that the airline has made with its biometric solution.

Fasttrack Travel

Fasttrack Travel

IATA has announced a string of airport trials, which will give passengers new ways to check-in. With an emphasis on baggage self-tagging, mobile check-in and common use kiosks, the ‘fast travel’ initiative is expected to benefit both the industry and passengers. Louise Driscoll reports.

The efficiencies of common bag drop

The efficiencies of common bag drop

Common baggage and fast drop initiatives have the potential to provide higher efficiency and throughput due to economies of scale and better use of airport real estate. They have benefits for airports, airlines and innovative handling agents, and bag drop looks set to become a less-than 30-second process. Ross Falconer reports.

JAL innovative boarding system

JAL innovative boarding system

Japan Airlines (JAL) participated in evaluation testing of ‘e-airport procedures: SPT Trial 2007’, which was implemented by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The airline is implementing a number of innovations to simplify the travel experience. Ross Falconer reports.


The Innovation of fairytales

The Innovation of fairytales

The Disney’s Magical Express is a complementary shuttle and luggage delivery service that exclusively transports Walt Disney visitors from Orlando International Airport directly to their Walt Disney World Resort hotel where their baggage is then safely delivered directly to their room. Michelle Bentubo, director, Disney Cruise Line/Disney’s Magical Express, explains Disney’s new role as a […]

SAS introduces Biometric Check-in

SAS introduces Biometric Check-in

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has established a number of record-breaking innovations, ranging from being the first airline to introduce inflight entertainment to offering separate check-in lounges. plus introducing sleeper seats and flying directly over the North Pole. More recently, a novel fingerprint-based biometric security solution used by SAS and provided by Precise Solutions has been implemented […]

Montréal’s self-service generation

Montréal’s self-service generation

While Canadian airports allow self-tagging for domestic flights only, and the US is still looking into implanting self-tagging services, Aéroports de Montréal has pushed ahead, installing more than 70 self-service kiosks, which also facilitate self-tagging. Antoine Rostworowski director business development, Aéroports de Montréal and Mark Stokes, director of IT at Brock Solutions, discuss the numerous […]


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