Breezing through security checkpoints and quickly boarding a Lufthansa or SWISS flight – by simply looking into a camera? This will now be possible, thanks to Star Alliance Biometrics. The biometric facial recognition system eliminates the need for a boarding pass and makes travel more relaxed and almost completely touch-free. Star Alliance Biometrics is available exclusively at Frankfurt and Munich airports, starting 24 November 2020.
Miles & More members of Lufthansa and SWISS can already register for Star Alliance Biometrics via the Lufthansa or SWISS app. Registration only takes a few minutes and must be done at least 24 hours before departure.
How Star Alliance Biometrics works:
- At biometric touchpoints (currently at the security checkpoints and boarding areas at Frankfurt and Munich airports), a look into the camera will grant access
- Biometric identification by Star Alliance Biometrics enables the identification of guests at the airport by matching the pictures, taken at the airport, to those stored in the biometric profile
- Face recognition also works when a face mask is worn
- In the Star Alliance network, registration is valid for all participating airports and airlines. Travelers, however, can decide which airports and airlines may use their data
Find out, how to register with Star Allinace Biometrics: