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Passport Scanners At The Ticket Counter

Tue Jul 03, 2001 6:34 am

On a recent trip from SAN-LGW the BA ticket couter person scanned my passport with some sort of laser-reader. Does anyone know what this is for?
 
PanAm747
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RE: Passport Scanners At The Ticket Counter

Tue Jul 03, 2001 8:28 am

They also have it in ATL when I came back from LGW. But they didn't do it when I came back from Turks and Caicos.
 
sushka
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RE: Passport Scanners At The Ticket Counter

Tue Jul 03, 2001 1:04 pm

THey have them in Helsinki also. THe guy had to take off my passport cover and run it throuh the machine.
 
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RE: Passport Scanners At The Ticket Counter

Tue Jul 03, 2001 2:14 pm

Here at EWR and I'm sure at every other US international airport these "passport readers" are used at check-in for immigration purposes. Its a way for them to keep track of nationals and residents.
 
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RE: Passport Scanners At The Ticket Counter

Thu Jul 05, 2001 12:09 am

I remember that the US Immigration Service scanned my Passport when I arrived in SFO. But I dont know what Informations they can see on their Monitors.

 
OH-LZA
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RE: Passport Scanners At The Ticket Counter

Sun Jul 08, 2001 9:15 pm

All passports have 2 lines at the bottom of the name page which is the information for the reader.
My Russian Visa has those lines too, but i doubt that they have that system at all border-crossing stations...

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