DHS Considers 11 More Preclearance Airports
The Department of Homeland Security has announced that 11 more foreign airports are being considered for possible inclusion in the US Customs and Border Protection preclearance program. The airports are: Bogota, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Keflavik, Iceland, Mexico City, Milan, Osaka, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, São Paulo and St. Maarten.
The program allows travelers to undergo immigration, customs, and agriculture inspection before boarding a flight to the United States, avoiding possibly longer lines after arrival in the US. Preclearance is currently available at 15 overseas locations, mostly in Canada, the Caribbean and Ireland, and another 10 are already under consideration including London Heathrow, Tokyo Narita and Stockholm Arlanda where operations may begin as early as 2019.
Learn more at dhs.gov. Qantas has unveiled the cabin designs which are to be installed on its 787-9 aircraft due for delivery late next year. The business class cabin will feature 42 of Qantas’new fully-flat Business Suites which were recently fitted to the carrier’s A330 aircraft. The all-new economy seat will offer extra seat pitch, more storage areas, USB ports and a larger HD screen.
Qantas is due to reveal the first Dreamliner destinations in the coming months, with the first international flights going on sale before Christmas.
Learn more at qantas.com.au. BT