ALABAMA’S BUSIEST AIRPORT ADDS BIOMETRIC SCREENING SERVICE

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama’s busiest airport is partnering with a company that can identify passengers through eye scans and fingerprints.

Al.com reports that Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport recently added kiosks offering the technology for a fee.

CLEAR offers a $15 per month membership, paid annually, with various discounts for family members.

Al.com reports that the scan then serves as the passenger’s ticket and reservation.

After the biometric identification, CLEAR members move to the front of physical security screening without having to remove their shoes.

The company says its technology is available at more than 60 airports and the service has about 3.8 million members.

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