Delta Sky Club members can now enter clubs using their fingerprints

Source: Delta Air Lines

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Source: Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines will give members of its Sky Clubs the option of using their fingerprints to get into all of its U.S. airport lounges starting this week, instead of showing a boarding pass or club membership card.

The new program, which has been tested at the Concourse B Sky Club in Atlanta since September 2017 and at Washington Reagan airport, is part of a Delta partnership with biometrics identification technology firm Clear.  Sky Club members who have Clear memberships to access special security lines at the airport can now use fingerprint readers at Sky Clubs.

Atlanta-based Delta says Sky Club members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents but are not Clear members can enroll in the Delta Biometrics program for free at some Sky Clubs, including clubs at Hartsfield-Jackson International on Concourses T, A, B and E. It's another step toward a future where travelers may move through the airport using their fingerprints or other biometrics for access, instead of handing over documents and identification at each checkpoint.

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