British Airways to increase frequencies on the Pittsburgh route, introduces the use of biometric technology

British Airways will add a fifth flight on the London (Heathrow) – Pittsburgh route on April 24, 2023. This will increase to a sixth weekly flight on May 14, 2023.

In other news, British Airways has become the first UK airline to trial the use of biometric technology for international flights, enabling customers taking part in the trial to travel through the airport ‘smartly’ without having to show their passport.

Customers who sign up to take part in the airline’s trial from London Heathrow Terminal 5 will be invited to scan their face, passport and boarding pass on their smartphone or tablet ahead of travel, with this information being kept safe and secure.

When trial participants arrive at the airport, Smart Bio-Pod cameras verify their identity in under three seconds, allowing them to keep their passport safely in their pocket until they reach their destination.

The trial will run for six months on British Airways flights to Malaga, Spain. Customers who opt-in will be invited to make use of the Fast-Track security lane and will receive complimentary priority boarding.

If the trial is successful, it’s expected to be extended to more international flights.

Top Copyright Photo: British Airways Airbus A350-1041 G-XWBE (msn 386) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 959340.

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