At one of our last blog post we briefly discuss about travel sector benefits from blockchain technology. How does blockchain tech manage to improve travel sector. We also discuss on blockchain as a worldwide currency which traveler can complete their payment without the need to exchange currency. You may read further at this blog here Travel Sector to Benefit from Blockchain Tech.
Now, in this blog post, we are going to discuss how blockchain technology can be use in airport, for your travel documentations and enhance personal documentation security when travel. As an innovative technology solution, blockchain will help lower operating costs and make the travel industry more efficient.
Efficient Identity Verification
The travel industry is extremely reliant on the use of identification services and blockchain would excel in this regard. It has all the makings of being a very effective way of providing travelers with digital identities. With blockchain tech, it could significantly improve airport efficiency and would make the customer’s experience more enjoyable.
Blockchain technology could easily be used to reduce check-out times, the long length of queues in airports and frustrated travelers. Similarly, documentation such as a passport, visa documentations and travel histories can be replaced by facial scans or fingerprinting. This would dramatically reduce crimes such as identity theft and truly improve the reputation of the travel industry in the process.
Personal identity data is not going to be stored in the blockchain. But, the authorization for a given verified data subject to carry out specific activity. An individual bio-metrically enroll into the system. For example, in the airport for check in procedure, cameras pick out faces and match them. When a match is found, a blockchain record confirms the passenger holds a verified passport. While non matches will trigger the airport agent for intervention.
The eventual end goal, however, not belongs to any individual organisation, or sector. No airport, hotel chain, retailer or transport organisation can deliver these services alone. Global standards and industry collaboration need to combine to allow blockchain service providers to exploit technological innovation to create inter-operable propositions.
Improve Air Travel Efficiency
Blockchain has the potential to have an extremely positive impact on air travel. It could be used to effectively streamline and systemize the entire process. Hence, reducing the phenomenon of inconveniences such as flight delays as well as inaccurate arrival and departure times.
Other than that, it could be useful for daily operation such as extremely beneficial for tracking the movements of luggage, especially on long international flights with multiple changeovers. Lost luggage costs the travel industry and its users billions of dollars each year. A decentralized database such as blockchain would make it much easier and accurate to share tracking data between various airports that involved.
Improve Airline Efficiency
Many airlines want to ensure their profits by overbooking the flight in case of sudden cancelled or missed reservations. This of course helps the airlines but many times, passengers are forced to rearrange their plans and put on alternative flights to accommodate overbooking issue.
Now, the Blockchain technology able to regulate this situation. As the flight has a set number of seats, the boarding passes sold would reflect this exact number. Since you cannot change the Blockchain once it is set, the plane seats cannot be overbooked.
Each seat is essentially linked to one identity. In case of emergencies or accidents, passengers can easily be identified just by noting the seat assignments.
Blockchain and the capabilities that it brings to the technology are endless and the travel industry is only at the beginning of realizing new ways to leverage its capabilities. Changes and education always take times, but the first movers to implement the new tools and processes will be ahead of leading the industry.