REMINDER/New High-Tech Immigration Inspection At LAX To
Process Overseas Frequent Flyers in Seconds With No Waiting Lines; LAX Is First
West Coast Airport
(Business Wire; 06/23/98)
WHAT: Ribbon-cutting ceremony to introduce INSPASS (INS
Passenger Accelerated Service System) at LAX, first
West Coast airport at which this system is being
introduced. INSPASS uses James Bond-like hand
biometric technology and a kiosk resembling an
automated teller machine to identify travelers and
accelerate the immigration inspection process.
Process takes 15 seconds and there are little, if
no, waiting lines.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 1998
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
(Media should arrive no later than 9:45 AM
in order to clear security and to be escorted to
event site in restricted-access area.
WHERE: Tom Bradley International Terminal
Meet INS uniformed escort officers at Visitor
Information Booth on south side of LOWER/ARRIVAL
WHO: Brief remarks from senior executives from INS
Western Region, INS Los Angeles District, and
Los Angeles World Airports.
Mini-cam vans ONLY are allowed to park curbside,
UPPER/DEPARTURE level. All other media must park in
Parking Structures 3 or 4 (or any other parking
structure). Bring parking ticket for free validation
at event site.
CONTACT: U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service/Western
Region Virginia Kice at (714) 360-3096
Los Angeles World Airports Public Affairs at
CONTACT: U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service/Western Region
Virginia Kice, 714/360-3096
Los Angeles World Airports Public Affairs, 310/646-5260