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05
Nov
15

Bypass immigration and customs using your smartphone along with a new app

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A sign for the Mobile Passport app at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport – Cynthia Drescher

The secret is no secret at all, but a downloadable app available to both iPhone and Android users via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store that allows users to enter their passport and travel information, submit it electronically, and generate a receipt to show at customs and immigration checkpoints. It’s called Mobile Passport and its technology eliminates the need for traditional forms and line waits.

For now, use of the Mobile Passport app is limited to U.S. citizens holding a valid U.S. passport, as well as Canadian citizens with a valid Canadian passport. Five airports are currently a part of the program: Atlanta (ATL), Miami (MIA), Seattle (SEA), Chicago (ORD), and San Francisco (SFO). The goal is to have at least 20 airports accepting the app over the next year.

Full article at Conde Nast Traveler

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17
Feb
14

TSA loosens rules on international alcohol

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The Transportation Safety Administration’s 3-1-1 rule has been relaxed just a little bit for people coming to the United States from abroad. Travelers who buy alcohol or other liquids at those duty-free airport shops abroad can bring them into the United States on an international flight and carry them onto a connecting flight.  Now, the TSA will permit international travelers to carry liquids in excess of 100 mL in their carry-on baggage, “provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and placed in secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs),” according to the TSA website.

via CNN

12
Sep
13

Smart gates track passenger location to avoid flight delays

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London’s Heathrow Airport has introduced a new system that lets flight attendants know if someone isn’t going to make their plane.

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via springwise.com

16
Jan
13

Keep Up to Date on the Location of Your luggage

alttextFrequent travelers will appreciate this device which keeps track of your luggage location.  TrakDot is a small signal transmitting device that lets users know if their luggage has successfully arrived at their destination, keeping them up to date on the whereabouts of their possessions.

Check out more info at  Trakdot

12
Jan
13

Wacky – the Ostrich Pillow

Napping on the go is hard: Lights are too bright, sounds are too loud, the temperature is less-than-ideal. Stick your head (and hands) in the sand with the Ostrich Pillow, which lets you escape all of these distractions for a quick power nap. Note: Even though you might think you’re hiding in your own cave of comfort, people can definitely still see you—in fact, you might even be calling attention to yourself—so you can’t crawl in there when you want to get out of work meetings.

CNNTraveler
studiobananathings.com

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12
Jul
12

Sacramento International Airport :: One of Travel + Leisure’s Coolest new terminals

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Who Flies Here: Aeroméxico, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air, JetBlue, Southwest.

From its cool artwork that includes a huge red rabbit to its gate area’s food delivery service the terminal’s overhaul is a big success.




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