Evidently, LAX (at least the Tom Bradley Terminal) now has kiosks to process ESTA arrivals, instead of the traditional 100-person queues we're used to seeing.

However, the author is unclear which other airports this has been implemented at.

As an occasional traveller to the US, usually the west coast, I'm keen to find out which airports have this, and if there's a list on line on the TSA site or other?

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    They have them in Dallas, Chicago, Orlando and perhaps other cities. Not sure where you would find a comprehensive list as the system is still being rolled out. Now we have to wait to see how long before US citizens start complaining about foreigners clearing immigration faster.
    – user13044
    Oct 27 '14 at 3:27
  • @Tom: That's an easy problem to solve. sleep(rand(300))
    – Flimzy
    Oct 27 '14 at 13:18

Here is the list for airports equipped with Automated Passport Control (APC) to serve ESTA holders in addition to US and Canadian passports holders, from the U.S Customs and Border Protection Official website as of now:

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  • Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)
  • Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Miami International Airport (MIA)
  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  • Montréal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
  • New York - John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Seattle Sea-Tac Airport (SEA)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
  • No SFO yet, damn :/
    – Mark Mayo
    Oct 27 '14 at 5:48
  • @MarkMayo give it sometime and it will spread all over int'l airports in the US. Oct 27 '14 at 5:57
  • IAH doesn't have them yet. They're all neatly packed near the massive immigration queue but covered in plastic and not turned on.
    – Doggie52
    Sep 15 '15 at 21:32
  • @MarkMayo They're in SFO now, though that probably doesn't help you much... Dec 26 '15 at 4:33

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