Feds streamlining air travel to the US

The federal government has launched a new initiative designed to make travelling to the United States by air easier for Canadian travellers. Passengers travelling to the US will soon be able to use NEXUS cards to expedite screening at Canada’s eight largest airports (Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver) using dedicated screening lines. The government will work closely with airport authorities to fully offer this service beginning in February. NEXUS lines are already operating at all eight major international Canadian airports at domestic and select international checkpoints. In addition, travellers will also benefit from the elimination of duplicate baggage screening over the next three years. This means that passengers flying from Canadian airports with US pre-clearance facilities will no longer have their baggage screened once on departure from Canada and again at the connecting US airport. This change will make connections through US cities easier and reduces the risk of bags missing connecting flights. (http://www.nexus.gc.ca)