Articles tagged “tsa”

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

U.S. Flyers Will Soon Have to Separate Large Electronics at Security Checkpoints

Associated Press

This security change will slow down airport security lines and lead to some confusion at TSA security checkpoints. It represents a middle ground after attempts to ban large electronics completely from aircraft cabins, representing something of a win for U.S. passengers.

1 day ago

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

TSA Tries Using Checked-Luggage Scanner for Carry-Ons

David Koenig, Associated Press

Experimenting with technology that is usually used for scanning checked luggage on carry-ons instead is one way the TSA is working to increase security without a laptop ban on international flights.

1 month ago

TSA Tests Fingerprint Scans at U.S. Airports to Replace IDs

TSA Tests Fingerprint Scans at U.S. Airports to Replace IDs

Michael Sasso and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

While some passengers may worry about privacy, this is a good development. The current system, in which an officer must compare a picture on an ID with a traveler, is not the most reliable. Humans make mistakes. This is a better approach.

1 month ago

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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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?

4 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.

4 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.

5 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.

5 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.

6 months ago