Articles tagged “security”

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Clear Strives to Become an Airport Security Alternative for Supertravelers

Colin Nagy, Skift

Clear's user experience has evolved significantly since its launch, and the service bears a look from supertravelers — and potentially beyond.

1 month ago

Tourists and Locals Return to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas After Attack

Tourists and Locals Return to Barcelona’s Las Ramblas After Attack

Albert Stumm, Associated Press

During a summer in which we all asked if Barcelona was broken, the city’s response to a terrifying event argues loudly that it is as resilient as ever.

1 month ago

Airport-Style Body Scanners Tested in Los Angeles Subway System

Airport-Style Body Scanners Tested in Los Angeles Subway System

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

Officials in Los Angeles say the machines can scan about 600 people per hour in a bid to detect mass casualty threats. It seems like a great move if the system is effective.

1 month ago

Barcelona Airport Strike Disrupts Summer Travel Season

Barcelona Airport Strike Disrupts Summer Travel Season

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

A strike by airport workers in Barcelona is leading to security screening delays during Europe's busiest travel period, and the disruptions are expected to continue.

2 months ago

Safety Is Still a Work in Progress — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Safety Is Still a Work in Progress — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The digital tools are out there to track travelers. But why aren't more companies training employees to react appropriately in a crisis situation?

2 months ago

Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

Rod McGuirk , Associated Press

Australia's terrorism threat level has been at "probable" for awhile and the recent plot will make authorities even more vigilant.

2 months ago

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

Associated Press

This security change will slow down airport security lines and lead to some confusion at TSA security checkpoints. It represents a middle ground after attempts to ban large electronics completely from aircraft cabins, representing something of a win for U.S. passengers.

2 months ago

U.S. Steps Up Electronics Screenings on Inbound International Flights

U.S. Steps Up Electronics Screenings on Inbound International Flights

Jill Colvin, Associated Press

More intense screening procedures on big electronic devices will lead to longer lines in security for travelers to the U.S. And if you're singled out and have forgotten to charge a device, you may have to dispose of it in order to get through security.

2 months ago

Foreign Governments On Notice To Share Security Data or Face U.S. Travel Sanctions

Foreign Governments On Notice To Share Security Data or Face U.S. Travel Sanctions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press

Is this a legitimate move to enhance security at U.S. airports or an extended travel ban without calling it as such? The Trump administration has so poisoned the well that it's hard to tell.

2 months ago

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Schiphol Airport Tests Express Lanes for Passengers With Small Bags

Joost Akkermans, Bloomberg

For airlines such as KLM, which has sued Schiphol Airport, extensive delays at the airport mean lost revenue. The airport is experimenting with ways to speed passengers through Customs, and that's a good thing.

3 months ago

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

David Koenig, Associated Press

Experimenting with technology that is usually used for scanning checked luggage on carry-ons instead is one way the TSA is working to increase security without a laptop ban on international flights.

3 months ago

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

U.S. May Extend Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 More Airports

Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

Travelers and corporations certainly detest uncertainty and the prolonged governmental announcements about the possibility of an expanded laptop ban — will we, won't we? — contribute to business anxiety.

4 months ago