They have access to our documentation and belongings – albeit briefly. They both embody and carry out the safeguards put in place to protect travelers from the threats among us. “They” are the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its most visible set of employees, the agents responsible for security screenings at the nation’s commercial airports. […]
Following the recent tragedy at the Los Angeles International Airport, where one Transportation Security Officer was killed and two others were injured, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is abandoning a plan to allow passengers to carry small knives, souvenir bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes in the face of fierce congressional and industry opposition, the head of the agency said Wednesday. By scuttling the plan to drop the knives and sports equipment from TSA’s […]
United Airlines today announced it is providing advance notice to customers who are selected for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) prescreening program TSA Precheck. Eligible United customers will start to see the TSA Precheck indicator on mobile boarding passes, boarding passes printed at home or from the kiosks at some airports, allowing customers to effectively […]
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has delayed implementing a new rule allowing passengers to bring small knives on commercial aircraft.
United Airlines has added TSA’s PreCheck expedited screening to Cleveland Hopkins Airport and Austin Bergstrom Airport.
The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants, applauds Congressmen Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Michael Grimm (R-NY) and Bennie Thompson (D-MS) for taking the lead by authoring a letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole about the abrupt policy change allowing dangerous items in the aircraft cabin. The letter expresses serious concerns about the process […]
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, supported calls for efficiency improvements within the TSA, while strongly urging House Republicans not to punish passengers, shippers and airlines by doubling the TSA passenger security tax in their budget proposal. “Air travel today is already taxed at a federal rate higher […]
A recent report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), the agency’s bungling of an airport security badge vetting program allowed at least 11 individuals with criminal backgrounds to obtain access to secured airport areas. What’s more, says the OIG, because of the TSA’s lack of oversight, some individuals with criminal records […]
Sen. Charles Schumer, saying he sees few tangible benefits for passengers, called Sunday on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to reverse its decision to allow small pocketknives on airplanes. At an afternoon news conference in New York, Schumer said TSA agents would be distracted by having to measure knives and other items like baseball bats. […]