Articles tagged “customs”

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Joost Akkermans, Bloomberg

For airlines such as KLM, which has sued Schiphol Airport, extensive delays at the airport mean lost revenue. The airport is experimenting with ways to speed passengers through Customs, and that's a good thing.

7 months ago

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Love Global Entry? 6 More Options That Speed Travelers Through Customs

Colin Nagy, Skift

Global Entry is the gateway drug. Now other countries are allowing you to skip through immigration faster than ever before. And it is easier than you would think.

8 months ago

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

U.S. Customs Officials Are Searching Travelers’ Electronic Media at Border

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Searching the digital devices of travelers is a legal gray area. It's unclear how far U.S. border authorities are allowed to go. Privacy rights' watchdogs are seeking clarity. Hopefully, they'll get it sooner rather than later.

11 months ago

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Google Recalls Traveling Employees Back to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Trump's sudden executive order banning Muslim immigration from seven countries creates an immediate issue for many corporations employing people from these companies who work in the U.S. on visas. If they were out of the U.S. when the president issued the order there is fear they might not be able to return.

12 months ago

U.S. Customs Officials Say System Outage Caused Processing Delays at Airports

U.S. Customs Officials Say System Outage Caused Processing Delays at Airports

Associated Press

A system outage at U.S. airports isn't an ideal way to end a long holiday break at all. U.S. Customs and Border Protection seems to be downplaying the extent of the disruption.

1 year ago

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Travelers from Canada to U.S. Get New Pre-Clearance Customs Options

Associated Press

Pre clearance areas for U.S. Customs is a great benefit for arriving passengers, enabling them to avoid long lines trying to get into the country. There should be more of these things.

1 year ago

U.S. Governors Want More Tourists Pre-Screened Abroad

U.S. Governors Want More Tourists Pre-Screened Abroad

Ken Ritter, Associated Press

This may be the first response to terrorist attacks that actually can help consumers as well as make travel safer.

2 years ago

Automated Kiosks May Solve Miami Airport’s Passport Control Problems

Automated Kiosks May Solve Miami Airport’s Passport Control Problems

Associated Press

International arrivals is where the U.S. makes its first impression on visitors and it's time to stop doing such a terrible job of this.

3 years ago

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven’t Solved All the U.S.’s Arrivals Delays

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven’t Solved All the U.S.’s Arrivals Delays

Dan Peltier, Skift

Sure, cutting the average monthly wait time by more than 40% is a significant improvement. But you can bet the international travelers still waiting in those one hour or two hour-plus lines will make it their mission to bad mouth their experience to anyone who will listen.

3 years ago

New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta

New Mobile Passport Control App Being Piloted in Atlanta

Dan Peltier, Skift

Using mobile apps to speed the customs process at the airport is a logical step. Anything that can speed the customs process while maintaining security has got to be a good thing.

3 years ago

Detroit Airport Just Spent $2 Million to Make International Arrivals Faster

Detroit Airport Just Spent $2 Million to Make International Arrivals Faster

Ellen Creager, Detroit Free Press

It's never a bad idea to make it easier and faster for international visitors to start spending money in your city.

3 years ago

Are New Passport Control Kiosks In Orlando Reducing Wait Times?

Are New Passport Control Kiosks In Orlando Reducing Wait Times?

Dan Peltier, Skift

Do the newest automated kiosks at Orlando International Airport really reduce wait times for arriving international visitors? The jury is still out.

3 years ago