Articles tagged “airport security”

Airlines

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

Airlines

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

Airlines

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

Airlines

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

While officials say the redeployment of TSA agents to the border has not had a significant effect on airport wait times thus far, the situation is a testament to the far-reaching effects of the U.S. border crisis.

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

Airlines

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Airlines and other travel companies have been testing more than 50 systems for so-called biometric identification technologies, such as faceprint scans. But the industry needs to agree on standards for collecting, tracking, exchanging, and protecting travelers' data to speed everyone's journeys.

Travel Industry to Expand Biometrics Tech to Speed Traveler Identification

Airlines

TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On

Except at a few U.S. airports, lines have been moving quickly, despite fewer screeners showing up. But this can't last forever. Ten percent of all screeners didn't come to work on Sunday, and that number is increasing each day. Things could get bad.

TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On