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International Flights - Automated Customs Kiosks at New York-JFK
Delta Adds Automated Passport Control Kiosks to Simplify International Arrivals at New York-JFK
Delta is pleased to have purchased 40 Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in an effort to further reduce wait times for international arriving customers at New York-JFK airport. The APC kiosks are now activated and provide arriving U.S. citizens the convenience of scanning their passports and completing an electronic version of the U.S. Customs Declaration Form so that Customs Border Protection (CBP) officers can quickly and efficiently complete entry requirements.
- All U.S. citizens are directed to the option of using the APC kiosks
- Global Entry registered customers are directed to a separate lane to use the Global Entry kiosks
- Passengers may opt to proceed to another lane for standard CBP service
At the new APC Kiosk:
- Customer scans U.S. passport
- Following the prompts, answer questions
- Photo is taken and receipt is printed
- Bring receipt to CBP Officer booth
New Low Rates from Omni Hotels
We continue to look for ways to enhance hotel options for our travelers.
Omni Hotels has offered to provide the GSA per-diem rate at their hotels for both business and personal travel using a non-last room availability format. What this means is that the hotel may or may not offer the GSA per diem rate -- availability will be based on the specific hotels overall occupancy and demand for the dates requested. Omni has hotels in a number of locations; the most common for our travelers are listed below:
- Corpus Christi
- Denver (Broomfield)
- Fort Worth
- Los Angeles (rate is not offered on Tues/Wed nights)
- New Orleans
- New York
A UT ID must be presented at check-in for the rate to be honored.
Travelers that join the Omni Select Guest Program before making a reservation (enrollment link is on the reservation web site below) will receive the following complimentary benefits: in-room WI-FI, morning beverage delivery to the guest room, garment pressing, and a free night at a Omni hotel after staying 20 nights.
For Reservations: http://www.omnihotels.com/exclusiveoffers/universityoftexassystem.aspx
Calling For Reservations: If a traveler calls a hotel direct or contacts Omni reservations, ask for the University of Texas per diem rate
**Within the next few weeks the rates will also be loaded into Sabre allowing our travel agencies access as well as availability through Concur.