Delta has finally made flying a million times easier for all of us. Passengers using Delta to get to their destination can now use fingerprints instead of their boarding pass to board a flight.
But, of course, there’s a catch. This is only available for flights in Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and only for customers who are members of Delta’s loyalty program SkyMiles, and who have enrolled in CLEAR (a program that costs $179 a year).
Though, flyers should expect a widespread roll out within the next couple of months. “The truly exciting piece of what Delta is doing, is how scalable this experience is in part due to our partnership with CLEAR,” said Gil West, Delta’s Senior Executive Vice President & COO. “Once we complete testing, customers throughout our domestic network could start seeing this capability in a matter of months – not years. Delta really is delivering the future now.”
Starting today, eligible customers can use their fingerprints to enter Delta Sky Club and board the aircraft at DCA. While the experience is still optional, who wouldn’t want to be a part of the future of flying?
In the near future, Delta plans to extend passenger biometrics as ID and boarding pass to Delta’s DCA ticket counter work stations for bag drops.