No passport required on some JetBlue flights. Having your face scanned to ensure you are who you say you are may sound like something out of a dystopian film or science-fiction movie, but that’s exactly where the future of air travel is heading.
Continue reading JetBlue Is Expanding Its Use of Facial Recognition Technology
With the final deadline for the REAL ID Act coming up, travelers everywhere will soon be impacted by new rules for flying domestically at every airport in the U.S., as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will soon stop accepting standard driver’s license or ID cards at airport security checkpoints. Continue reading Here’s What You Need to Know About the Upcoming REAL ID Deadline
As governments and big corporations adopt blockchain solutions to persistent challenges, one shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that blockchain’s ledger technology can be used to surveil and persecute travelers. Continue reading Blockchain for Travel Security Measures
Overall it’s not a huge deal, but we all know that the fewer hurdles put in front of travelers, the more traveling they’ll do. Continue reading U.S. Citizens Will Soon Need Visas to Visit Most of Europe
The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated its China travel warning, telling Americans to “exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals.” Continue reading U.S. State Department Issues Travel Warning to China, Urging ‘Increased Caution’
Airports are getting busier. According to the Bureau of Transportation Studies, 2017 was the busiest year ever for U.S. airlines, and 2018 looks to end just as busy, by more than 3 percent. With the highest number of passengers in history, anxious travelers have more on their minds as they head to the airport, but there are tools that they can use to ease their concerns, including some that are accessible right on their cell phones.
Here are five apps that will help to smooth out the difficulties of air travel today.
Continue reading Five of the Best Apps for When You’re Heading to the Airport
Plenty of travelers around the country are in for a surprise, if they don’t check the expiration date on their PreCheck or Global Entry memberships. Continue reading Love TSA PreCheck and Global Entry? Check Your Expiration Date
The busy Thanksgiving holiday rush is upon us. As friends and family travel for the holiday, our more than 130,000 American Airlines team members around the world are preparing to transport an estimated 7 million customers during the 12-day Thanksgiving air travel period.
Continue reading Thanksgiving 2018: Travel by the Numbers