Only a economically-minded business traveler or a vacationer headed for a bikini-and-flip-flop weekend getaway to Mexico has the ability to condense a packing list to carry-on size.
If you fit into the above two categories, we envy your restraint, and even more so now that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the Houston Airport System, has revealed that construction is complete on new OneStop facilities at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
OneStop includes designated booths and a new exit for international travelers who carry on their luggage, allowing them to bypass both baggage claim and exit control queues — which means that light packers can avoid that bag-shuffle-on-a-sunburned-shoulder as they look for that tiny, inevitably-misplaced slip of paper on the way out.
"This pilot program has saved both the traveler and our CBP officers time as they are not required to be inspected a second time prior to leaving the CBP area," said CBP service port director Terry L. Estell, who made the program's completion official with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday morning.
Will this feature make you adjust your packing habits?