America's

Top 15 High Tech

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Say hello to the future of travel. From live security wait time trackers to customer service robots to free wi-fi, these innovative high-tech airports go above and beyond to keep travelers comfortable and connected.
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  • 1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

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    Passengers Per Year: 44.9 Million*

    • Allows passengers to go through security using fingerprint checks.
    • "Minute Suites" that allow passengers to nap or work from a station that has a bed.
    • 102 electric vehicle charging stations.
    • Free Wi-Fi (AT&T).

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  • 2. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

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    Passengers Per Year: 27.3 Million*

    • Parking facility that has sensors and lights above each parking space, providing drivers real-time information on unoccupied spaces—dramatically reducing the stress of seeking out an available spot.
    • Seven mobile travel lounges with outlets and seating stations.
    • 11 gates equipped with USB charge ports and power outlets embedded throughout the airport.
    • Free Wi-Fi (AT&T).

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  • 3. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

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    Passengers Per Year: 19.5 Million*

    • Flight Status app in the Cell Phone lot lets you get flight information by scanning QR codes in each lot.
    • Customer service robots help you find food or drink establishments within the airport.
    • Security pods designed by “CLEAR” use fingerprint and iris scanning to confirm identity of passengers.
    • Free Wi-Fi (AT&T).

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  • 4. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS)

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    Passengers Per Year: 20.9 Million*

    • Terminal Three features a self-boarding podium that allows passengers to scan their boarding pass and enter a secured door without the help of attendants.
    • Free recharge zones and navigation are provided by Google Maps.
    • “Hologram” workers direct passengers to tram connections.
    • Free Wi-Fi.

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  • 5. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

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    Passengers Per Year: 5.9 Million*

    • Nine automated passport kiosks.
    • Six global entry kiosks for international flights.
    • Check-in technology streamlines experience for passengers traveling internationally. They get their bags, then go through a combined Customs and Immigration and Agriculture line.
    • Free Wi-Fi for 90 minutes (AT&T).

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  • 6. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

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    Passengers Per Year: 16.7 Million*

    • 1,200 Integrated iPads for social media, email and entertainment.
    • Tablets at restaurants in Terminal One help customers order more quickly.
    • Parking information and security wait time for each terminal is displayed on airport homepage.
    • Roof in Terminal Two covered in vegetation—making it a literal green rooftop. The vegetation helps keeps the roof cooler while providing more insulation for the terminal below.
    • Free Wi-Fi (AT&T).

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  • 7. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

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    Passengers Per Year: 3.1 Million*

    • “BlipTrack” is used to monitor and display security wait times right at the entrance and online.
    • Amazon Prime Air’s primary hub, supporting over 100 cargo planes.
    • “TaskWatch” uses sensors to notify airport staff members via smartwatch of high restroom traffic so they know when it is time to clean or inspect.
    • Free Wi-Fi.

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  • 8. Sacramento International Airport (SMF)

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    Passengers Per Year: 4.9 Million*

    • Green terminals have heat-reflecting roofs and “low-E glass”—which reflects heat. Both are part of the reason why Terminal B achieved LEED silver status.
    • “Common-use gate system” allows any airline to operate out of any gate. Passengers can also use any kiosk in the airport to print boarding passes or find flight information.
    • WebTrak allows citizens living near the airport to view aircraft flight operations and also collects information on noise levels to help better protect the local communities.
    • Free Wi-Fi.

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  • 9. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

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    Passengers Per Year: 31.5 Million*

    • “FlySmart” and “B4 You Board” offers meal delivery to the gate, special offers and flight status updates.
    • Mobile app enables travelers to submit passports and customs declaration information via their smartphones.
    • 18 power stations with eight outlets each.
    • Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes (AT&T).

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  • 10. San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

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    Passengers Per Year: 19.7 Million*

    • The “indoo.rs” system helps visually-impaired passengers navigate through the airport via Bluetooth on their smartphone.
    • 850-square foot co-working space, called #Converge@flySFO, with power outlets, Wi-Fi and erasable white boards.
    • State of the art yoga center.
    • Free Wi-Fi, even when onboard aircrafts (AT&T).

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  • Honorable Mentions

    Here are the five airports that didn't make the top 10, but still have impressive technologies which are listed below.

    • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

      • 46 mbps download speed Cellular/12 mbps Wi-Fi
      • CLEAR technology for quick security checks
    • Denver International Airport (DEN)

      • 16 mbps download speed Cellular/61 mbps Wi-Fi
      • CLEAR technology and Secure Flight fingerprint check-in through TSA
    • Orlando International Airport (MCO)

      • 27 mbps download speed Cellular/3 mbps Wi-Fi
      • Features the "Airport Aquarium Game" for kids
    • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

      • 16 mbps download speed Cellular/15 mbps Wi-Fi
      • 19-lane security checkpoint with state-of-the-art automated screening
    • Miami International Airport (MIA)

      • 12 mbps Cellular/21 mbps Wi-Fi
      • Mobile app uses beacon technology to deliver proximity marketing and special notifications to travelers
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Passengers Per Year: 44.9 Million*

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