Articles tagged “tsa”

Laptop Bans Would Be Unnecessary if Future Airport Scanners Live Up to Their Promise

Laptop Bans Would Be Unnecessary if Future Airport Scanners Live Up to Their Promise

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The technology is already available to thwart any perceived threats from bombs hidden in laptops but bureaucracy could slow implementation for years.

13 hours ago

TSA is Asking Some Travelers to Remove Smaller Electronics from Bags for Screening

TSA is Asking Some Travelers to Remove Smaller Electronics from Bags for Screening

Associated Press

This sounds arduous for passengers, but TSA has been testing it for more than a year, and there hasn't been much of an outcry. That probably means it's not that big of a deal.

3 days ago

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

TSA Video Seeks to Reassure Transgender Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Sadly, it seems the TSA is still far away from recognizing that its policy requiring travelers to assume a gender when passing through security causes distress to many members of the LGBTQ community.

1 month ago

United Is Expanding Upgraded Screening Lanes at Newark Airport

United Is Expanding Upgraded Screening Lanes at Newark Airport

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers traveling through Newark's Terminal C have some more efficient security lines to look forward to thanks to a new integration from United Airlines.

2 months ago

U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Proposed TSA Fee Hike

U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Proposed TSA Fee Hike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Airlines for America makes a good point. Before Congress raises the security fee on airline tickets, shouldn't it let TSA use all of the money airlines collect from the fee?

2 months ago

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut TSA, Amtrak and Airline Services

Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Cut TSA, Amtrak and Airline Services

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

President Trump's budget outline shows that his focus on national defense may come at the expense of aviation security and infrastructure improvement. Fortunately, Congress will likely push back against some of these cuts.

2 months ago

President Trump Wants to Cut TSA Budget to Help Fund His Border Wall

President Trump Wants to Cut TSA Budget to Help Fund His Border Wall

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Maybe a $500 million cut to the budget of the agency that provides airport security isn't the best way to keep the U.S. safe. It's also likely to make life more difficult for flyers across the country.

3 months ago

TSA’s Aggressive New Pat-Down Screenings Have Airports and Airlines Concerned

TSA’s Aggressive New Pat-Down Screenings Have Airports and Airlines Concerned

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

One of the most aggravating parts of a travelers' trip, screening, is about to get more intense -- at least at U.S. airports. This will impact attitudes at the airport, in-flight and on devices when travelers sound-off on social media and book future flights.

3 months ago

Internal Documents Show Undercover TSA Officers Routinely Spy on Flyers

Internal Documents Show Undercover TSA Officers Routinely Spy on Flyers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

For years, the TSA has been running a program covertly tracking passengers while at the airport and judging them against subjective criteria for signs of terrorist intent. The program has led to racial and religious profiling, which the TSA has tried to hide from the public record.

4 months ago

TSA Is Still Understaffed and Can’t Hire New Officers After Trump Orders

TSA Is Still Understaffed and Can’t Hire New Officers After Trump Orders

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

With the TSA caught up in a federal hiring freeze, we could see a return to last summer's security line debacle for flyers. Not to mention the potential impact of airports overwhelmed by hundreds or thousands of protestors.

4 months ago

TSA Will ‘Significantly Reduce’ Access to Precheck Lanes for Non-Members

TSA Will ‘Significantly Reduce’ Access to Precheck Lanes for Non-Members

Brian Sumers, Skift

Starting next month, TSA will limit the number of travelers who receive access to Precheck security lanes without joining the program. But the TSA is being cagey about exactly what this means, so we'll have to wait until February to see how this affects airport lines.

4 months ago

The TSA Found the Most Guns at These U.S. Airports in 2016

The TSA Found the Most Guns at These U.S. Airports in 2016

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The TSA is likely doing a better job identifying firearms at a time when more and more irresponsible gun owners are either purposefully or mistakenly attempting to smuggle them onboard.

4 months ago