Additional boarding checks
Only the risk of delay is certain
Politics and the aviation industry want to make concerted efforts to ensure more punctuality in aviation, according to the unanimous statement made at the „Aviation Summit“. Essential for this are efficient processes at the airports in particular. At the same time, however, federal states in Germany are considering the idea that airlines should, in the future, compare the boarding passes with travelers‘ identity documents. This would delay boarding and thus thwart the aim to achieve better punctuality – and all without generating any gain in security. This would also be contrary to the recommendation of the European Commission.
Check-in times would clearly increase
About 320,000 passengers take off from German airports every day. And every identity check takes an average of 5 seconds, according to the German Aviation Association (BDL). And if passengers have already handed in their luggage, but don‘t have their ID documents for boarding at hand, their suitcase will have to be unloaded again – massive delays will be inevitable.