Articles tagged “security”

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.

1 week 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.

2 weeks ago

Australia May Also Ban Laptops in Aircraft Cabins

Australia May Also Ban Laptops in Aircraft Cabins

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press

It looks like calls for the laptop ban are intensifying across the world. This is bad news for flyers and airlines alike.

1 month ago

Looming Airline Laptop Ban at Heart of Trump’s Classified Intelligence Breach to Russians

Looming Airline Laptop Ban at Heart of Trump’s Classified Intelligence Breach to Russians

Sahil Kapur and Justin Sink, Bloomberg

Perhaps the airline industry can get more details about the proposed laptop ban from the Russians since they have yet to get clarity from the Trump administration.

1 month ago

U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

U.S. May Expand Airline Electronics Restriction Beyond Middle East

Cary O'Reilly and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

If implemented, this will be a disaster for airlines and their customers. It's one thing to have a ban on relatively few flights from the Middle East. But an expanded ban would be a much bigger deal. It's possible a sizable number of customers could skip travel rather than deal with a ban.

2 months ago

Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its U.S. Strategy

Emirates President Insists Laptop Ban Will Not Crater Its U.S. Strategy

Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Tim Clark, president of the Dubai government-owned airline, says the cuts to the number of flights to the U.S. is temporary. He's wearing a brave face, as U.S. airlines will lobby hard to further hobble the company's growth.

2 months ago

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Marriott CEO: New Digital Technologies, Not Walls, Are Key to the Future of Travel

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

Sorenson hasn't been afraid to speak up for more common sense approaches to travel safety and security, especially during an age where travel bans, and even bans on certain electronics, are taking place.

2 months ago

Homeland Security Will Continue to Search Electronic Devices at U.S. Airports

Homeland Security Will Continue to Search Electronic Devices at U.S. Airports

Terrence Dopp, Bloomberg

Although most passengers aren't having their devices searched by Homeland Security, the policy is causing confusion and anxiety for countless travelers to the U.S.

3 months ago

St. Petersburg Subway Explosion Kills at Least 10, Shuts Down Entire System

St. Petersburg Subway Explosion Kills at Least 10, Shuts Down Entire System

Henry Meyer, Reuters

3 months ago

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

New Series Launch: How the European Union Invented Modern Travel and Tourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Nobody would argue that the European Union is a perfect institution but not only has it helped foster a degree of unity between former enemies but it has also ushered in an era of unparalleled freedom for its citizens. Brexit has put all that under threat.

3 months ago

UK Transport Secretary Reveals Little About Reasoning Behind Electronics Ban

UK Transport Secretary Reveals Little About Reasoning Behind Electronics Ban

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The fact that Grayling’s comments came on the same day as a terrorist attack on London underlines the threat posed. Nevertheless, so many questions remain unanswered: why are the destinations covered different to the U.S.? What about those traveling with hand luggage only? What about insurance? For the moment, there is plenty of confusion.

3 months ago

U.S. Bans Large Electronic Devices on Inbound Flights From Middle East and Africa

U.S. Bans Large Electronic Devices on Inbound Flights From Middle East and Africa

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

This electronics ban will make life inconvenient for travelers on long-haul flights to the U.S. It's hard not to wonder, however, about the refusal of the U.S. government to detail any specific threat that has been made.

3 months ago