Articles Tagged with airport security

TSA Fails To Stop Undercover Agents Sneaking Bombs And Weapons Through Airports

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American airports have a reputation for meticulously checking every passenger for weapons and contraband, especially since the September 11 attacks in 2001. But it seems the notoriously strict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) suffers from some major security flaws after all. According to ABC News, an internal investigation has been launched into the TSA’s operations at… Read more »

Delta Airline Baggage Handler Accused Of Trafficking Firearms To New York

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A Delta baggage handler working at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has been arrested by federal agents for helping to smuggle firearms onto passenger flights to New York. According to a FBI affidavit, there is sufficient evidence to charge Eugene Harvey, 31, with trafficking the firearms in addition to violating airport security. Harvey allegedly… Read more »

America Bans Uncharged Electronics On Airplanes, Chaos Ensues

Passenger gives in his belt as he undergoes a security check at Frankfurt Airport

American airlines have always had the strictest of security related policies. People have been frisked, prodded, poked and stripped, all in the name of offering safer air travel. But the latest norm has caused quite a furor at the departure terminals. Passengers are being held back for their gadgets. While this technique might have been… Read more »

Security Experts: US Airport Security All For Show [Video]

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US Airport security is nothing more than a sham, according to security experts. The determination was made by A.R. Challenges, an Israeli-based airline security firm, and it can effect millions of people this holiday season who plan on flying home for the holidays. Rafi Sela, the president of A.R. Challenges, said in an interview: “Checking… Read more »

Security Portals Now Unmanned At Some US Airports

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Unmanned airport security portals may be the wave of the future. The new pilot program currently being tested at two US airports is a radical departure in airport safety technology. The system itself is a model of simplicity. A passenger departing from the terminal steps into an elevator-sized glass portal and waits while the cylinder… Read more »

TSA Misconduct Rises Sharply, Includes Bribes And Naps

TSA Misconduct Includes Bribery, Theft

TSA misconduct has increased by 26 percent between 2010 and 2012 a new government report says. Transportation Security Administration personnel were cited for misconduct more than 9,600 times in a three-year period, says the new report. The new report from the Government Accountability Office was released Tuesday. It says that in many cases, employees found… Read more »

TSA Searching Parked Cars, Leaving Thank You Note For Drivers

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The TSA is now searching parked cars at US Airports. A female flier in Greater Rochester recently took a trip, and, when she returned, she found a note attached her to vehicle. Left by TSA inspectors, the note reads: “Thank You For Your Patronage. Your vehicle has been inspected under TSA Regulations.” After realizing that… Read more »

TSA Shames Teen Girl At LAX, Says ‘Cover Up’

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With government agency overreach in the news, a report the TSA shamed a teen girl at LAX for her outfit is sure to raise some hackles today. According to her parents, the TSA shamed the teen, who is 15, over what appears to be a perfectly reasonable and even somewhat modest choice of attire —… Read more »

TSA Carry-On Rules Change, Small Knives Soon Allowed On Planes


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) revealed a carry-on rules change today that will soon allow passengers to bring small knives onto planes for the first time since September 11, 2001. The TSA will start enforcing the new rules on April 25. The TSA considers a small knife to be one that is less than 2.36… Read more »

TSA Will Allow Elderly Passengers To Keep Their Shoes On

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Stringent TSA rules require all passengers to remove their shoes as they pass through airport security. That rule currently includes senior citizens who often have a hard time taking off and putting their shoes back on. Now the TSA has announced plans to allow those elderly passengers to keep their shoes and light jackets on… Read more »