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Articles tagged “security”

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Airport Security Lanes Get Automated Bins in Time for Thanksgiving Crush

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

We'll wait to see how these new types of security lanes work in practice during the peak holiday period before judging them. Will these larger bins, automated so passengers don't need to feed them into X-ray machines, really remove bottlenecks? It will take time for flyers to get used to the whole thing.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

U.S. Travel and Members of Congress Have a Plan to Modernize the TSA

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

A plan to reform the TSA is all well and good, but executing such a far-reaching vision of improving the government agency will require continuity in TSA leadership and a concerted effort from Congress to continue a culture shift in the agency.

3 weeks ago

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

France Adds Extra Security at Landmarks as Tourist Arrivals Fall 8 Percent

Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg

The steepest drops in French arrivals this year have been from visitors from Japan and China, far more than from the U.S. Ramping up security at attractions and also in crime-ridden areas will be an attractive message, at least, for tourists considering a jaunt to France.

4 weeks ago

The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines

The Future of Airport Security Is CT Scans and Smarter Lines

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airport security is constantly challenged by the multiple parties involved — airlines, local authorities, and the feds — that prevent a nationwide strategy from really working.

1 month ago

InterContinental Hotels Tripped Up by Security Concerns and Low Oil Prices

InterContinental Hotels Tripped Up by Security Concerns and Low Oil Prices

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Concerns about security, especially in Europe, continue to play on the minds of both business and leisure travellers. Still InterContinental’s CEO remains bullish, believing that the sector’s fundamentals "remain compelling."

2 months ago

Trump Hotels Fined for Not Telling Guests About Data Breach

Trump Hotels Fined for Not Telling Guests About Data Breach

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Can anyone remember a time when not telling consumers about a data breach turned out to be a good idea?

2 months ago

New York and Los Angeles Airport Scares Highlight TSA’s Failures

New York and Los Angeles Airport Scares Highlight TSA’s Failures

Colin Nagy, Skift

The U.S. government has had nearly 15 years to figure out how to fund and staff the TSA. It's still failing.

3 months ago

Following the Attack in France, Brazil Ramps Up Security for the Rio Olympics

Following the Attack in France, Brazil Ramps Up Security for the Rio Olympics

David Biller, Bloomberg

Brazil my have some serious financial challenges right now, but one thing countries tend to put first is security.

5 months ago

Nearly Half of TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

Nearly Half of TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The TSA has been a mess for years. Reform itself is probably impossible given its current bureaucratic structure, which doesn't punish employees strongly enough for misbehavior and insulates the TSA's leadership from making hard decisions about those who misbehave.

5 months ago

Omni Hotels Announces Data Breach of Customer Credit Card Information

Omni Hotels Announces Data Breach of Customer Credit Card Information

Deanna Ting, Skift

As in a lot of these cases where personal financial data may or may not have been compromised, we have to wonder why it takes organizations so long to notify their customers.

5 months ago

More Flyers Are Paying Up to Skip Long Airport Security Lines

More Flyers Are Paying Up to Skip Long Airport Security Lines

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Flyers who are willing to spend extra to bypass security lines are now being courted by U.S. airlines.

6 months ago

Workers at Miami International Airport Call Out Unsafe Working Conditions

Workers at Miami International Airport Call Out Unsafe Working Conditions

Airports across the U.S. are creating massive security risks by screwing over employees with low wages, poor benefits, and other key elements of the contract worker economy.

6 months ago