Articles tagged “tsa”

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

For ‘Terminal Tourists,’ Airports Aren’t Just for Flying Anymore

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

At least since 9/11, American airport terminals have typically been places that a traveler endures, rather than enjoys. Let's hope that opening up post-security to some non-flyers will mean U.S. airports will have further reason to upgrade their amenities.

4 months ago

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

Airport Security Lines Won’t Be Crazy Despite TSA Agents Being Redeployed to Border

David Koenig, Associated Press

While officials say the redeployment of TSA agents to the border has not had a significant effect on airport wait times thus far, the situation is a testament to the far-reaching effects of the U.S. border crisis.

4 months ago

Merely the Normal Airport Hassles Should Be Back Soon Post-Shutdown

Merely the Normal Airport Hassles Should Be Back Soon Post-Shutdown

Associated Press

TSA workers, who called out sick because they couldn't afford to commute to work or had to moonlight to pay for groceries, rent or mortgages because of the U.S. government shutdown, should get back to work, and feel a lot happier about it, this weekend or early next week.

9 months ago

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Aviation Complications Likely Spurred Move to Reopen U.S. Government

Brian Sumers, Skift

Let's say the aviation industry hadn't been affected by the government shutdown. Would President Trump have moved to reopen the government this week? Probably not. But aviation is important, and no one wanted to see more delays and cancellations.

9 months ago

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

4 U.S. Airports Had Security Lane Wait Times Greater Than 30 Minutes

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The worse things get for the U.S. economy, the more pressure there will be to end the U.S. government's partial shutdown.

9 months ago

TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On

TSA Airport Screener Absences Reach 10 Percent as Shutdown Drags On

Chris Strohm, Bloomberg

Except at a few U.S. airports, lines have been moving quickly, despite fewer screeners showing up. But this can't last forever. Ten percent of all screeners didn't come to work on Sunday, and that number is increasing each day. Things could get bad.

9 months ago

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

TSA Sickouts Double as Backdrop to a Challenging Travel Weekend

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

From air traffic control towers to airport security lanes, safety and staffing issues at U.S. airports are bound to get worse the longer the U.S. government shutdown persists.

9 months ago

TSA Absences Continue to Rise as Holiday Weekend Approaches

TSA Absences Continue to Rise as Holiday Weekend Approaches

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

A good portion of the U.S. federal government is closed, and all kinds of functions are affected. But the nation's air transport system is getting extra attention, perhaps because long security lines make good television.

9 months ago

Delta Air Lines Has a $25 Million Reason to Hate the U.S. Shutdown

Delta Air Lines Has a $25 Million Reason to Hate the U.S. Shutdown

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta is losing about $25 million in revenue this month because of the partial government shutdown. For such a big company, that's not a big number. But clearly Delta would like the government to reopen, and executives spent a good portion of their earnings call discussing it.

9 months ago

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Winter Storm and Security Lane Closures Add Up to Travel Misery Across Parts of the U.S.

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

It's a perfect storm, and we're not just talking about the snow. But Winter Storm Gia, along with pissed off U.S. Transportation Security Agency employees going without paychecks, hasn't made the friendly skies very amiable this weekend.

9 months ago

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

TSA Sickouts Rise a Day After Workers Miss First Paycheck

Hailey Waller , Bloomberg

It's only going to get worse. Federal TSA workers called in sick in a big way on Saturday, apparently upset over not seeing their paychecks on Friday as the government shutdown moves into its fourth week.

9 months ago

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

TSA Begins Closing Some Checkpoints Because of U.S. Government Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

TSA officers didn't get paid this week, and it seems that some are choosing to simply not show up to work. The impact of the government shutdown on the air travel experience is just beginning.

9 months ago