DHS Con­sid­ers 11 More Pre­clear­ance Air­ports

Business Traveler (USA) - - UPFRONT -

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

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