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Lufthansa Airline Tests Biometric Tickets

The German airline Lufthansa has started testing tickets encoded with passengers' thumbprint data in hopes of speeding up check-ins without compromising security. The 14-day trial started Monday with Lufthansa employees trying out the system. If all goes well, the airline wants to roll it out in 2006.

German Airline Tests Biometric Tickets, Associated Press, July 6, 2005.