These days, there is not a whole lot about flying to make a person grin. But if you're flying JetBlue in the near future, here is one good reason to crack a smile: Your face might be able to be used as a boarding pass.
The airline is testing "facial-recognition check-in" for flights between Boston and Aruba next month, CNN Money reports. Passengers will be asked to stand before a kiosk that compares their face scan to their photo in the U.S. customs database — that being whatever is on your passport. A screen will then tell the passengers when they can board.
JetBlue is partnering with SITA for the facial recognition cameras, and it won't have access to the photos. SITA will, but it told CNN Money it won't store them.
Flights to Aruba from Boston on JetBlue in June cost as little as $371 round-trip right now. Say cheese!