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Face Boarding

What is it about?


Face Boarding is an experimental project that allows travelers of Milano Linate to check in with security and boarding customs through an innovative facial recognition system.

Safe, simple and fast, the project is meant to measure passenger satisfaction for this new service. It will no longer be necessary to show your identification and boarding pass at the checkpoints inside the airport, every checkpoint transit is granted just by showing your face.

However, travelers may choose whether or not to use the new system or check-in in the traditional way.

Who is it for?


Face Boarding will be under test until December 31, 2020, and only on the Milan-Linate - Rome-Fiumicino route.

Participation is voluntary in the pilot phase. Passengers are eligible to partake if they meet the following requirements:
  • Adult travelers with a passport or electronic identity card issued after January 1, 2017;
  • Alitalia passengers with a boarding pass to Rome Fiumicino;
  • Members of Freccia Alata/Freccia Alata Plus Club or frequent flyers belonging to the Sky Team Elite Plus or with a LIN-FCO comfort fare ticket.

How does it work?


To enroll go to the Face Boarding kiosks at the Departures floor (close to the electronic barrier).

For those who enroll using Face Boarding kiosks, you can complete the registration by following these steps:
  1. Read the Privacy Policy and give consent for the treatment of personal data.*
  2. Register the electronic document by placing it over the optical reader of the kiosk.
  3. Scan the boarding pass through the optical reader.
  4. Scan your face using the kiosk camera.
  5. Go to the dedicated lane of the Face Boarding to pass the security checkpoint.
  6. Pass the boarding gates using the dedicated priority lane.

For each subsequent access, it is possible to register the new boarding passes using the Face Boarding app, available on Google Play Store and App Store, or using electronic kiosks again as a registered user.

In order for the procedure to be successful, registration must be made between 48 hours and up to 30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure.
*The system will keep the collected data until the program’s expiry (December 31, 2020) if you have previously given consent. In this case, you may skip step 1 for any future enrollment.

Personal Data


Passengers' privacy is a major concern for us. All those who take part in the Face Boarding project give permission to process their passport data, boarding pass data, and face scan.

All the data will only be processed for the purpose of participation in this pilot project. In particular, face images will not be retained but will be used exclusively to create the biometric model. Personal Data relating to the passport will be stored - in encrypted form - for a period ranging from 24 hours up until 31st December 2020 depending on your consent. Personal Data related only to your boarding pass will be deleted 48 hours after flight departure.

Any passenger can exercise his right to revoke or modify the consents given during the enrollment orally (by requesting checks to be made by the specially provided SEA operator). Alternatively, passengers may sed a request to the Data Protection Officer at the following address privacy@seamilano.eu or by ordinary mail addressed to the Data Protection Officer - 20090 Segrate (Milan), at Milan Linate Airport


Passengers are informed that starting from Monday, 16 March 2020, Milano Linate airport will be temporarily closed. Commercial aviation traffic will be redirected to Terminal 2 of Malpensa airport.
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