British airways to begin searching Google for photos of passengers
Flying British? You’ll probably find this pretty interesting. According to airline representatives, British Airways has implemented a new ‘strategic way’ to get to know its passengers as they arrive at the airport terminal. Creepy? Kinda-sort-of-yes.
The airline announced that they will begin ‘Googling pictures of its passengers’ in attempt to better cater to the service they require while flying British. However, some critics aren’t buying it as some have already complained that this would entice a massive privacy violation as it would allow the storing of private information without the knowledge of flyers themselves.
British Airway’s statement:
We’re essentially trying to recreate the feeling of recognition you get in a favourite restaurant when you’re welcomed there, but in our case it will be delivered by thousands of staff to millions of customers. This is just the start — the system has a myriad of possibilities for the future.