Articles tagged “passports”

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

A Malaysian Airline Promises to Start Checking Passports Against Database

A Malaysian Airline Promises to Start Checking Passports Against Database

Cara Anna, Associated Press

Closing this security gap, where some airlines don't check passports against the Interpol database, is a no-brainer.

4 years ago

Fewer Than 10 Countries Check Passports Against Database of Lost, Stolen Documents

Fewer Than 10 Countries Check Passports Against Database of Lost, Stolen Documents

Cara Anna, Associated Press

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.

4 years ago

Senator Wants to Call Out Airports that Don’t Screen Passports Adequately

Senator Wants to Call Out Airports that Don’t Screen Passports Adequately

Associated Press

Like information about the safety records of aircraft and even pilots, passengers should have a right to know which airports around the world are vetting passports against the Interpol lost or stolen passport database and which ones aren't.

4 years ago

Interpol Says Its Database Is Not To Blame for False Passports Onboard MH370

Interpol Says Its Database Is Not To Blame for False Passports Onboard MH370

Associated Press

False passports onboard the missing Malaysia flight have brought to light the issue of stolen passports and the underground market that thrives on their geopolitical importance.

4 years ago

Airlines Can’t Be Held Responsible for Finding Fake Passports, IATA Says

Airlines Can’t Be Held Responsible for Finding Fake Passports, IATA Says

Reuters

Governments, not airlines, have access to a database of stolen documents, making them solely responsible for controlling borders. However, airlines are a frontline filter and could be someway included in the ID process in the future.

4 years ago

Minneapolis Events Expected to Draw Record Visitor Numbers in 2014

Minneapolis Events Expected to Draw Record Visitor Numbers in 2014

Eric Roper, Star Tribune

The city is surpassing tourism benchmarks last hit in 2007 suggesting that the recession's impact on visitor arrivals is subsiding and making way for substantial long-term growth.

4 years ago

Chinese Tourists Are World’s Top Spenders But Still Face Visa Hassles

Chinese Tourists Are World’s Top Spenders But Still Face Visa Hassles

Kor Kian Beng, The Straits Times

Businesses' efforts to cater to high-spending Chinese travelers are to little effect until national governments realize the importance of fast entry. The UK finally learned that lesson in Europe, and others will likely follow.

4 years ago

China Insults Indian Travelers by Replacing Visa Stamps with Staples

China Insults Indian Travelers by Replacing Visa Stamps with Staples

Reuters

At no time do citizens feel the impact of their country's international relations as strongly as when traveling abroad. However, a war waged via stamps is better than one battled with bombs.

4 years ago

New Kiosks at New York JFK Airport May Reduce Wait Times by 40 Percent

Jeff Plungis, Bloomberg

The system already made a significant impact on customs wait times at Chicago's O'Hare Airport suggesting the automated machines are an affordable alternative to adding customs agents.

4 years ago

Airport Customs Waits Finally Get a Hint of Relief with Kiosks at O’Hare

Associated Press

Cutting 16 minutes off peak customs-wait times at O'Hare that often exceed an hour is a nice, if modest, beginning. Bring it on and expand the program, fast please.

4 years ago

Americans Giving Up Citizenship Shoots Up Six Times, After Tougher Rules

Dylan Griffiths, Bloomberg

Because of the surveillance state America has become, but this is not the Prism kinds.

4 years ago