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United Club Rolls Out in San Diego

United has opened a new United Club fea­tur­ing its new de­sign con­cept at San Diego In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The club is the third to open with the new de­sign. The 5,842-square-foot club is in Ter­mi­nal 2 West on the mez­za­nine level. It of­fers views of the Point Loma sea­side com­mu­nity, bal­cony lounge seat­ing within an atrium, a buf­fet and bar. Mem­bers have ac­cess to com­pli­men­tary snacks, bev­er­ages and WiFi.

United has in­vested $50 mil­lion into ren­o­vat­ing sev­eral United Club lo­ca­tions this to the new Ter­mi­nal 2 West, which as a new tick­et­ing lobby, bag­gage claim area and im­proved shop­ping and din­ing op­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit united.com.

Au­to­mated Pass­port Con­trol Comes to O’Hare

US Cus­toms and Bor­der Pro­tec­tion (CBP) and the Chicago Depart­ment of Avi­a­tion O’Hare. The 32 new self-ser­vice kiosks are lo­cated in In­ter­na­tional Ter­mi­nal 5, and are de­signed to stream­line Cus­toms clear­ance for pas­sen­gers ar­riv­ing in the United States from abroad.

card, the au­to­mated kiosks al­low el­i­gi­ble trav­el­ers to scan their own pass­ports and com­pleted the se­ries of ques­tions on the touch screen, a re­ceipt is is­sued. They then

APC does not re­quire pre-reg­is­tra­tion, is easy to use and should re­duce wait times, ease con­ges­tion and speed pro­cess­ing.

Amer­i­can Adds Self-tag Check-in at Rich­mond

Amer­i­can Air­lines has rolled out self-tag check-in to Rich­mond In­ter­na­tional Air­port. The new ad­di­tion makes the ser­vice avail­able at eight air­ports across the US: AustinBergstrom, Or­lando, Rea­gan Na­tional in DC, Dal­las/Fort Worth, Chicago O’Hare, Den­ver and Mi­ami.

To use the self-tag ser­vice, trav­el­ers can print bag tags at any self-ser­vice kiosk, at­tach the bag tag to each checked bag, and drop off their tagged bag­gage at the des­ig­nated self-tag drop-off lo­ca­tion.

Amer­i­can Air­lines also of­fers curb­side check-in, where pas­sen­gers can check their bag­gage out­side the air­port.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit aa.com.

China East­ern In­tro­duces Self-ser­vice Kiosks

China East­ern Air­lines has plans to add 40 self-ser­vice check-in kiosks at air­ports in Shang­hai, He­fei, Lanzhao, Taiyuan and Nan­chang. The air­line will also in­stall a self­ser­vice check-in kiosk at off­site lo­ca­tions such as Xian Xianyang Avi­a­tion Ho­tel.

The ad­di­tion will bring the to­tal of self-ser­vice check-in kiosks to 130 for China East­ern. The kiosks will use NCR Tech­nol­ogy’s two-sided ther­mal pa­per, which could save up to 40 per­cent on pa­per costs and re­duce staff work­load. They will be able to read mo­bile bar codes, driv­ers’ li­censes and pass­ports.

TSA Ex­pands Pre Check to 60 Ad­di­tional Air­ports

The Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion (TSA) has an­nounced that the TSA PreCheck ex­pe­dited screen­ing pro­gram is com­ing to 60 new air­ports by the end of the year. This ad­di­tion to the ex­ist­ing 40 fa­cil­i­ties will bring to 100 the num­ber of air­ports with TSA PreCheck. The agency is also adding to the num­ber of PreCheck lanes at the cur­rent air­ports in the com­ing weeks.

For a com­plete list of air­ports with PreCheck lanes, visit tsa.gov.

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