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President-Elect Trump Picks a Retired Marine to Manage U.S. Borders and the TSA

President-Elect Trump Picks a Retired Marine to Manage U.S. Borders and the TSA

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Prospective nominee Major Gen. John Kelly as Department of Homeland Security secretary certainly has experience in border protection and could play a key role if President-Elect Trump cracks down on immigration, illegal and legal. Kelly's views on airport security and the TSA have yet to be articulated but privatization efforts would not be surprising.

3 days ago

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

More People Will Fly This Thanksgiving, But Airlines Expect Manageable Lines

More People Will Fly This Thanksgiving, But Airlines Expect Manageable Lines

Associated Press

Airlines think there won't be a repeat of this spring's long security line nightmare over Thanksgiving because more people have signed up for expedited screening programs. Here's hoping those fast lanes are adequately staffed.

1 month 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

TSA’s Facebook Messenger Service Is Much Better Than You’d Expect

TSA’s Facebook Messenger Service Is Much Better Than You’d Expect

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The AskTSA team did a surprisingly good job answering our queries on Facebook Messenger. But if you're expecting prompt responses on your way to the airport, you may not hear back in time.

2 months ago

New Bill Would Bring Terrorist Watch List Check to U.S. Rail Travel

New Bill Would Bring Terrorist Watch List Check to U.S. Rail Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

If this bill passes, it looks like ridiculously long security lines could hit U.S. train stations in coming years.

3 months ago

TSA Lines May Return In October Without Better Government Funding

TSA Lines May Return In October Without Better Government Funding

Grant Martin, Skift

Long lines at the airport may return if congress is unable to come to terms with budgets that make sense.

3 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

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

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

Associated Press

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.

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

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

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

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

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

5 months ago