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One of Philadelphia International Airport's art exhibits. (Photo: Philadelphia International Airport)

Philadelphia International Airport to Begin 45-day Biometric Screening Pilot Program

On Jan. 21, 2020, Philadelphia International Airport will begin a 45-day pilot program at three of its international gates. The program is designed to help U.S. Customs and Border Patrol process departing passengers. Philadelphia International will test three different biometric systems: veriSCAN, NEC, and SITA. All three systems will be tested within the airport's Terminal A at gates 15, 16, and 17. Not all flights will be part of the test. According to the airport, select outbound international flights on…

Monday’s IT System Outage Causes Issues for Australian Flights

On Monday morning, Australia’s SmartGate system outage caused chaos across the country, both on inbound and outbound flights. SmartGate is an automated self-service border control system that allows Australian citizen to get through passport control more efficient. The system was installed in international airports such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth,…

Connecting the World in Reykjavik: My Journey Onboard Icelandair

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle, the Nordic island country of Iceland sits at the top of the world. While on its surface it appears to have no exports or natural resources of value, it does have one resource that it has done exceptionally…