Smart gates track passenger location to avoid flight delays

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While travelers have been able to make sure they know the whereabouts of their luggage with innovations such as the hop! trackable suitcase, it's much harder for airlines to know exactly where their passengers are when it comes time to board. In order to curb delays to flights when customers haven't turned up on time, London's Heathrow Airport has introduced a new system that lets flight attendants know if someone isn't going to make their plane. Installed in Terminals 1 and 3 at the major airport, the system involves gates that are placed at different points between the entrance and…

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