Articles tagged “tsa”

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.

6 days 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?

1 week 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.

1 week 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 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months ago