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Articles tagged “tsa”

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.…

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…

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

Full Video: Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker at Skift Global Forum 2021

Clear's previous experience vetting travelers and moving them quickly through airport security put it in an excellent position to take on the challenges of identity, health, and vaccination in the (hopefully) coming post-Covid panic world.

Full Video: Clear CEO Caryn Seidman Becker at Skift Global Forum 2021

Airlines

20 Years After 9/11 a Resilient Airline Industry Faces New Challenges

There were naysayers after 9/11 that said people would never fly again in droves out of security concerns, and now Covid and its variant joint-venture partners have rocked the travel industry. History has shown, however, that "travel" and the human spirit are indomitable.

20 Years After 9/11 a Resilient Airline Industry Faces New Challenges

Online Travel

Clear Files for IPO in a Year Business Travelers Are Staying Away From Airports

The tech company Clear is hoping an IPO will help it fast-track a path to profitability. But for 11 years, it has been faster at speeding up security lanes than in getting to breakeven.

Clear Files for IPO in a Year Business Travelers Are Staying Away From Airports

Airlines

Understaffed TSA Warns Flyers to Be Ready for Crowds This Summer

The airline industry is expressing outward confidence in its readiness for a surge in summer travel. But even with ample prep, most are also warning of snags ahead, including long waits and extra crowds at airports.

Understaffed TSA Warns Flyers to Be Ready for Crowds This Summer

Airlines

Do U.S. Airlines and Airports Have Enough Workers for a Summer Travel Surge? Maybe

Many are optimistic that travelers will flood back into airports and onto planes this summer taking long-delayed vacations. But that flood could hit some bumps as a national labor shortage threatens to hit many aspects of the flying experience.

Do U.S. Airlines and Airports Have Enough Workers for a Summer Travel Surge? Maybe

Airline Weekly

U.S. Airfares Heading Up After Record 20 Percent Fall in 2020

U.S. Airfares Heading Up After Record 20 Percent Fall in 2020