PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some passengers at the Philadelphia International Airport will see a new security screening starting Tuesday. The airport is testing a new program to scan the faces of passengers leaving the airport on some international flights.
Only a few flights on American Airlines, British Airways, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways are affected.READ MORE: Course Changes, New Finish Line Announced For 2021 Blue Cross Broad Street Run
The screening will happen when you present your boarding pass at the gate, not in the main security line.READ MORE: 27-Year-Old Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting, Police Say
Then passengers’ faces will be checked against pictures that Customs and Border Protection already has on file.MORE NEWS: Ida Cleanup At Schuylkill River Postponed Due To Weather
Passengers are allowed to opt out of the screening.