NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — On her way from London to Ithaca, New York, through Newark Liberty Airport on Wednesday morning, Cindy Gration found herself spending more time talking about the new automated passport kiosk she’d just used than it took to use the machine itself.
Count it as a small piece of validation of the new system, which debuted a few weeks ago but was officially unveiled Wednesday and touted as an advancement toward reducing lines at customs for international travelers.
“It’s very simple,” Gration told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “You put your passport in. Then you take out the additional picture of yourself, and then they’re going to compare the two to make sure you are who you say you are.”