Excerpt from "7 tips for stress-free travel at Logan this holiday season"
If you're traveling internationally, use this app
Maryella Blundo, [who is the owner of a travel agency], suggests that international travelers save time going through customs with the Mobile Passport app.
"You basically flash your phone and they scan it and, boom, you are through customs," said Blundo, who recently used it herself during a trip to London. "I was so shocked at how fast we got through."
Travelers download the free app and set up a profile. After answering five questions about the trip, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection sends an encrypted receipt valid for four hours, according to the app's website. Guests enter a Mobile Passport Control line at participating airports. The app can be used at 24 airports, including Logan. Blundo said travelers need to show their paper passport, as well.