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United is Latest U.S. Airline to Announce Automated Security Checkpoints at Hubs

United, American and Delta realize that a better security experience leads to happier passengers boarding their planes, and we certainly need all of those we can get.

Nearly Half of TSA Employees Have Been Cited for Misconduct

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.

Bill to Boost Airport Security and Reduce Checkpoint Lines Passes U.S. House

It's not ground-breaking stuff, but at least Congress is addressing security shortfalls at U.S. airports. Travelers should be pleased.

Congress Is Finally About to Approve an Aviation Bill to Relieve Lines and Boost Security

The bill — which is expected to pass the House and Senate — won't make everyone completely happy. But it was necessary, with a little more than a week left before the expiration of the Federal Aviation Administration's operating authority.

Dreaded TSA Airport Horror Show Didn’t Materialize Over Holiday Weekend

The TSA security lanes didn't break over the July 4th weekend in the U.S., although that doesn't the agency's efficiency problems are fixed.

TSA to Automate Checked-Bag Screening in Test at U.S. Airports

Further automation of checked-bag screening holds promise for security and faster lines if it enables TSA personnel to focus more heavily on behavioral factors.

Analysis Shows That Despite Criticism, TSA PreCheck Effectively Reduces Terrorism Risk

On the whole, PreCheck appears to be both improving the passenger experience and making the global security situation safer.

Police at U.S. Airports Lack Resources to Protect Travelers From Terror Attacks

The TSA and local law enforcement should of course be communicating more effectively with each other, and there needs to be a unified approach at every U.S. airport for local police units regardless of how busy an airport is.

Are Airport Attacks Preventable? Not Always, Security Experts Say

Some travelers have unrealistic expectations about airport security. With so many people coming or going at airports worldwide, security forces may not be able to stop every attack.

Why TSA PreCheck Doesn’t Always Work for Trusted Travelers

Want to make sure you'll have PreCheck? Double check all your personal information carefully before you fly.