Articles tagged “Customs Border Patrol (CBP) Preclearance Program”

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Airlines and other travel companies have been testing more than 50 systems for so-called biometric identification technologies, such as faceprint scans. But the industry needs to agree on standards for collecting, tracking, exchanging, and protecting travelers' data to speed everyone's journeys.

2 months ago

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Long-promised improvements to airport security screening and rebooking in the event of flight disruption may finally be in the offing, thanks to follow-on rounds of fundings to the startups Clear and Freebird.

2 years ago

U.S. Customs Add 10 New Foreign Airports to Its Pre-Clearance Program

U.S. Customs Add 10 New Foreign Airports to Its Pre-Clearance Program

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The program is advantageous to travelers and to national security, but this “blue seal” CBP approval could make certain routes and hubs more popular than others. No doubt, both airlines and airports take note of this.

4 years ago