Simple Flying - Jonathan E Hendry

Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has unveiled its first robotic check-in assistant. Sara, as the system is called, matches customers' faces with scanned passports, checks the passengers in, and guides them to the luggage drop area.

The innovative robot is part of a new City Check‑in, and Travel Store Emirates is set to launch In the heart of Dubai's financial district. The site allows customers to conveniently book travel, check-in for flights, drop off their luggage, and purchase travel essentials to save time at the airport. The facility opens today at ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai International Financial Centre.

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