Articles tagged “tsa”

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

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.

1 week ago

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

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

1 month ago

TSA Lines May Return In October Without Better Government Funding

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

1 month ago

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

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

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago