Articles tagged “airport security”

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Norman Mineta, Transportation Secretary on 9/11, Dies at 90

Norman Y. Mineta, the Transportation Secretary who closed the U.S. airspace and ordered the grounding of 4,000 planes in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, has died. He was 90 years old. Mineta died at his home in Edgewater, Md., of a heart ailment, John Flaherty, his former chief of staff, said.…

Travel Technology

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

By acquiring Argentinan vendor Whyline, Clear is doubling down on technology that allows travelers to reserve a spot in line when they check in for their flight. This "virtual queueing" tech could be used outside of airports, too, such as at attraction parks, in conference venues, and on cruise ships.

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

Airlines

Full Video: Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker at Skift Global Forum 2021

Clear's previous experience vetting travelers and moving them quickly through airport security put it in an excellent position to take on the challenges of identity, health, and vaccination in the (hopefully) coming post-Covid panic world.

Full Video: Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker at Skift Global Forum 2021

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The Enduring Impact of 9/11 on the Business of Travel

Twenty years after that fated day, enhanced security measures are now just part of the routine of travel — and the cost of doing business across the globe.

The Enduring Impact of 9/11 on the Business of Travel

Online Travel

Clear Files for IPO in a Year Business Travelers Are Staying Away From Airports

The tech company Clear is hoping an IPO will help it fast-track a path to profitability. But for 11 years, it has been faster at speeding up security lanes than in getting to breakeven.

Clear Files for IPO in a Year Business Travelers Are Staying Away From Airports

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Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Many border security agencies aren't ready to cope with a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel if they have to track additional pieces of information like traveler health. Blame the holdup on a debate about tactics and tech, not just budgetary shortfalls.

Border Security Officials Face Tough Tech Investment Choices When Travel Eventually Returns

Online Travel

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

New tech launched today in Seychelles spotlights the issues many border agencies will face when collecting coronavirus-related health data from travelers.

Managing Foreign Visitor Data Is Getting a Pandemic Rethink Across Travel

Coronavirus

Airports Look to Tech to Ensure Social Distancing of Flyers

Mind the gap.

Airports Look to Tech to Ensure Social Distancing of Flyers

Coronavirus

Etihad to Test New Airport Scanners for Pinpointing Sick Passengers

New tech can screen passengers for elevated heart rates, respiratory rates, and temperatures. The kiosks sound minimal enough. But their accuracy and speed still need to be proven under busy airport conditions.

Etihad to Test New Airport Scanners for Pinpointing Sick Passengers

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British Airways Freezes Cairo Flights as Security Precaution

The seven-day suspension might seem interminably long for travelers whose plans have been disrupted. But given escalating regional tensions with Iran — not to mention the history of terrorist attacks against tourists in Egypt and the October 2015 bomb explosion that destroyed a Russian airliner — action by British Airways is well warranted despite scant details.

British Airways Freezes Cairo Flights as Security Precaution