New security arrangements could be introduced at Australia’s domestic airports.

New security arrangements could be introduced at Australia’s domestic airports.

Increasing concerns over possible identity and ticket fraud could mean that authorities could look to control the introduction of self-service check-ins and eticketing at some airports to help tackle the issues.

According to Australian Business Traveller, the head of the committee discussing the issues, senator Steve Hutchins, is worried that new initiatives introduced on flights to Australia are possibly being exploited.

Many passengers have benefited by the implementation of electronic check-in methods which can allow travellers to print their own boarding passes as it helps to reduce waiting times and lower baggage handling queues.

A Qantas spokesperson explained that many of its passengers would be unconvinced by the reversal of faster check-in times on connecting flights across Australia. The airline is currently introducing a special card for frequent passengers to allow them to self check-in on arrival.

Written by Erin Marshall

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