tec h n o l o g y u p d a t e ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL Orlando International has a new way to reach out and communicate with travelers with FlyMCO Radio 105.1 HD2. FlyMCO was created to use the scope and immediacy of mass media to deliver airport information, travel updates, community news and entertainment to the millions of travelers who use the airport annually, according to an announcement. The CBS-affiliated, digital radio station will broadcast around-the-clock, seven days a week. FlyMCO 105.1 HD2 is available for free on HD radios throughout 11 counties in Central Florida nd can be streamed nationwide through Orlando International’s website, mobile app and the radio. com app. The airport’s mobile app also can be obtained free of charge at the Google Play or Apple App stores. MINETA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL Mineta San Jose International and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that he Mobile Passport Control (MPC) app now is available to eligible travelers arriving at the airport. MPC is the first authorized app to expedite eligible travelers arriving in the U.S. Travelers submit their passport information and customs declaration form to CBP via a smartphone or tablet app before arriving at the participating airport. Android and iPhone users can download the MPC app for free from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app does not require pre-approval, is free to use and does not collect any new information from travelers. Travelers opting to use the app will not have to complete a paper customs declaration form, resulting in shorter wait times, less congestion and faster processing. The MPC is easy to use with these five steps: 1 Download the Mobile Passport Control App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store prior to arriving at the airport 2 Create a profile with your passport information 3 Complete the “New Trip” section upon arrival in the U.S. 4 Submit your CBP declaration form through the app to receive an electronic receipt with an Encrypted Quick Response code 5 Bring your passport and smartphone or tablet with your digital bar-coded receipt to a CBP officer HOUSTON AIRPORT SYSTEM The complete passenger journey — from arriving at the airport to reaching the gate for a flight — is the focus of a reimagined website launched in May by the Houston Airport System. While keeping the familiar address — fly2houston.com — the website’s approach has evolved, turning the spotlight almost completely on the passenger’s travel experience, providing added information on parking, shopping and ining, flight information and more. An enhanced flight search feature not only provides real-time updates that make locating ates and boarding times easier for passengers, it also personalizes the information, automatically providing dining and shopping choices near the gate for their flights. Search options allow passengers to find different types of restaurants, giving them access to information about food offerings like gluten-free choices and kid-friendly locations, as well as pertinent details like choices near their present location, hours of operation and photos of the concessions. Arriving passengers can find information on transportation, baggage claim and information that will help them both navigate throughout he airport and find options for hotels, shopping, dining, special services available and more. Departing passengers can access a link that offers step-by-step tips to help make their trip go smoothly, including parking and drop-off options, checking in, getting through security quickly, and shopping and dining options at the airports. Connecting passengers can find links that highlight inter-terminal travel at Bush Intercontinental, as well as information about dining, shopping and airport services options both at Bush and Hobby airports. A link with information about picking up or dropping off passengers at both airports provides information about parking options, cell phone lot locations and terminal locations. The overview page for both airports provides real-time information about space available at the terminal garages and ecopark locations.