To guarantee the safety and well-being of passengers, airports increasingly adhere to technological innovations, creating new experiences in the face of biosafety protocols.
Such is the case of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which has developed various programs to avoid crowds and have better control.
In the first place, there is the SEA Spot Saver program, which is nothing more than a virtual queuing system, where passengers digitally reserve their space for the security checkpoints. Then they will receive a notification when they are due to go to the check-in point control. As a result, controls are safer because large crowds are avoided and where distance is close.
Second, the SEA evaluated the implementation of a second program called Happyhover, which is nothing more than a contactless technology to detect fingers before they touch the screen. The Happyhover is already available at some check-in kiosks such as Spirit Airlines, Korean Air, JetBlue, Volaris, Air Canada, and Frontier. Thanks to this, the passenger will feel safer because they will not have to touch the screen.
The programs are still in their pilot phase, until August 31, during special hours to minimize congestion peaks on morning flights. A way to protect and keep the passenger calm at a time when health is paramount.
Read the note at: International Airport Preview