WILL TECHNOLOGY UNBLOCK CHECK-IN CONGESTION?
This article looks at the possible applications for automated systems to help speed check-in procedures at airports. The machine readable ticket, known as ATB2, is the most likely to become widespread yet still gives the psychological reassurance of a piece of paper. British Airways has plans for up to half the check-in operations at Heathrow's Terminal 1 to be handled by ATB2 by Spring 1996. It is installing some 50 ticket-issuing machines a week in travel agencies throughout the UK. ATB2 will not end the need to check the passenger in, but it will reduce the time the process takes.
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- Hurst, D
- Publication Date: 1995-10
- Pagination: p. 11-12
- Jane's Airport Review
- Publisher: Jane's Information Group
- ISSN: 0954-7649
- TRT Terms: Airport operations; Passenger terminals; Ticket vending machines
- Identifier Terms: British Airways; Heathrow Airport
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Public Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00716640
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1996 12:00AM