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Articles tagged “tsa”

News Blog

New U.S. Tourism Strategy Calls for More Touchless Tech

From facial biometrics at Transportation Security Administration checkpoints to visas that don't require boarding foils, the new U.S. Department of Commerce strategy to boost international arrivals calls for tech improvements to better verify identities and expedite the travel process. Passport kiosks. Department of Homeland Security. Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/dhsgov/16460568027/in/photostream/ Among the recommended tech-oriented actions citied in the…

News Blog

Memorial Day Air Travelers Top 13 Million, Still Shy of 2019

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened 13.4 million people over the five-day Memorial Day holiday weekend travel period. That is the highest number since 2019, when TSA screened 14.4 million people over the same period. https://twitter.com/TSA/status/1531591623632617474 But while travel demand came back strong as expected, it was not an easy weekend to fly. U.S.…

Tourism

Sales of Suitcases, Cigarettes and Cosmetics Surge with Travel’s Return

Airport retailers will be in for a bumper summer this year. High streets and malls will look on in envy.

Sales of Suitcases, Cigarettes and Cosmetics Surge with Travel’s Return

News Blog

Biden Nominates TSA Chief David Pekoske for Another Term

U.S. President Joe Biden is nominating David Pekoske to serve another term as head of the Transportation Security Administration. He leads a workforce of 60,000 employees and is responsible for security operations at 440 airports across the country. Pekoske was first nominated by former President Donald Trump in 2017. The TSA was created by Congress…

Airlines

U.S. Passengers Fined $645,000 for Mask Violations in Past 12 Months

A growing number of travelers are (literally) letting their guard down, but don't expect the Transportation Security Administration to show any leniency towards maskless flyers.

U.S. Passengers Fined $645,000 for Mask Violations in Past 12 Months

Airlines

U.S. Extends Mask Rules for Planes, Trains Through April

Mask rules for travelers are not going away yet with the Biden administration extending them into April. But the one-month extension signals that new rules easing the controversial mandate are in the works.

U.S. Extends Mask Rules for Planes, Trains Through April

Coronavirus

Variants Dash Travel’s Hopes in 2021: New Skift Recovery Index

Last year wasn't the runaway success the travel industry anticipated — or needed.

Variants Dash Travel’s Hopes in 2021: New Skift Recovery Index

Tourism

Thanksgiving Road Trips Near 2019 Levels as Rural Tourism Continues to Soar

It's a strong sign that domestic tourism will continue to dominate over the holidays and into next year, particularly with the uncertainty looming over international travel with the Omicron variant.

Thanksgiving Road Trips Near 2019 Levels as Rural Tourism Continues to Soar

Airlines

TSA Screened 2.45 Million Passengers on Sunday, Highest Pandemic-Era Total

U.S. domestic travel over the Thanksgiving holiday period took place without major disruptions. Whether screening numbers over the Christmas period will set new pandemic-era marks at this point is an open question.

TSA Screened 2.45 Million Passengers on Sunday, Highest Pandemic-Era Total

Airlines

U.S. Airlines Need to Prove They Can Handle the Thanksgiving Holiday on Packed Planes

Will recent airline operational disruptions repeat themselves over the Thanksgiving holiday period in the United States? Carriers have staffed up to guard against such scenarios.

U.S. Airlines Need to Prove They Can Handle the Thanksgiving Holiday on Packed Planes