We need a new generation of passports, but privacy concerns with the existing e-Passports will only increase if you add in everything that our smartphones already know about us.
The migrant crisis or, more specifically, the terrorism threat is putting in extreme pressure on the European Community's system of passport-free travel.
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.
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.
The margin for abuse here is at least as big as a Caribbean island group.
Yet another reason to envy the Norwegians.
Accurately matching photos and actual faces appears to be a skill that's more innate than earned suggesting that passport officers should be thoroughly for it before hiring.
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.
Closing this security gap, where some airlines don't check passports against the Interpol database, is a no-brainer.
Malaysia Airline's missing plane has brought light to the underground market of lost and stolen passports and how little airlines and airports do to verify passports before allowing passengers onboard. Expect more airlines to start checking passports against Interpol's database.