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Sunday, May 08, 2005

Can't Take it with You? Mail it instead!
You all know that security measures have been dramatically reinforced in U.S. airports since September 11, 2001. In particular, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a long list of objects you cannot carry on board. So what to do if your gold lighter is to be confiscated by security or airline personnel?

ReturnKey Systems Inc. has a solution. The company has deployed Automated Mailing Kiosks (AMKs) in several airports. These AMKs look like ATM machines. Using a touch screen, you enter your personal information and a description of the object. If your address is valid and if the object is not included in the list of prohibited items by the US Postal Service, you pay and you send the item.

And international shipping is also available since mid-April. This overview contains more details and references. It also includes a picture of a happy traveler.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 4:11 PM Comments (0)
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