At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Spirit Airlines launched a self-bag drop and biometric photo-matching technology today. Spirit hopes to simplify the check-in process for its passengers by implementing these technologies.
Low-cost Spirit Airlines has begun rolling out its self-bag drop and biometric systems in a number of US airports. By lowering check-in times, the goal is to improve the passenger experience. Self-bag drop systems enable self-service, allowing passengers to check their baggage without having to deal with an agent. These choices are commonly used at several airports and are gaining popularity in the United States.
Spirit will conduct a brief initial biometric testing period at LAX, during which it will do both manual ID checks and biometric opt-in. When checking baggage, the latest technology will eventually eliminate the need to pass over identifications to an agent.
In 2019, Spirit launched its biometric photo-matching technology for domestic flights for the first time. The airline collaborated with Materna Intelligent Passenger Solutions North America, a partner.
This technology can examine important physical characteristics on more than 50,000 forms of identification from roughly 200 countries worldwide.
Spirit technology is currently operational at LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), and Atlanta Hartford-Jackson International (ATL) Airports.
According to Cirium data, Spirit Airlines has roughly 207 weekly flights out of Los Angeles.
From LAX, the low-cost carrier serves 20 destinations, including two international routes to Mexico's Puerto Vallarta and San José de Los Cabos.