ramzi wrote:ChrisNH38 wrote:So I just got off JAL 8 and GE was its usual breeze. But when I went downstairs to get my suitcase, I was allowed to walk right out without handing in that blue and white card. Is that the new normal?
According to the CBP officer that stamped my passport last week all of these cards are completely eliminated. I know these have also been eliminated in a few airports I've flown to over the past year. Very welcome step.
On a different note, the ride share situation at Logan has become seriously frustrating. It is taking ages for Ubers to make it to the pick-up lots since they are all stuck together in a further away waiting lot. I also saw signs all over Terminal A today that by October 31 pick up will move to central parking. Perhaps my perspective is limited, but I strongly feel that this simply makes getting out of the airport far less efficient for a large percentage of travelers.
I think that airlines still give the customs form in the airplane. The electronic kiosks have completely eliminated the need for the manual form unless someone is technologically handicapped.
Nov -01 will be the start to see how easy it is to use the ride share by Central Parking. I somehow have a feeling that folks who come in late, will end up either parking their cars at Logan, or use a dedicated Uber driver for pickups and drop-offs (not using Uber/Lyft app - just a flat rate), or use the Taxi provided that's available.