TSA

Unscreened, unvetted, members of the general air traveling public are regularly being shunted into the under utilized TSA Precheck lines at airport security checkpoints. Ned Levi discusses what this means about US airport security, and what issues it infers.

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TSA SPOT program is useless, Boeing 737 turns 8000, Avatar Airlines hopes to start up soon

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) knows that the careful screening of passengers at airport checkpoint is bit of overkill. They know that if a terrorist makes it to the airport and as far as the TSA checkpoint with a bomb, more than a score of security systems have been bypassed. When they randomly shift passengers into the Pre-Check program, they are admitting the obvious.

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TSA union: Airports should arm agents, Las Vegas has most expensive room service, Royal Carribean’s Quantum leap

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US Airways pilots sue American pilots, Aer Lingus rebooking passengers due to strike threat, TSA questions DC resident’s license

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As PreCheck expands to 117 airports — from 40 in the fall — passengers are discovering that the new lines are sometimes a free-for-all, with travelers randomly selected for preferred treatment. Air travelers feel a mix of gratitude and frustration. PreCheck members are thankful, but often confused when the PreCheck line is filled with travelers who they say don’t deserve to be there.

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Magic Kingdom’s RFID bracelet helps attendance, what Americans try to bring onboard, TSA banning all liquids to Russia

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Last week Ned Levi discussed the improvements to TSA’s Pre✓ program, in which he participates, the new application system to become a Pre✓ member, how to apply, and how the program benefits travelers. This week he continues the discussion of Pre✓, its additional extensive improvement needs, and how it lays bare serious TSA security flaws.

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Southwest to announce flights out of DAL, TSA loosens liquid rule, confessions of an ex-TSA agent

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Today we see drinking gone bad, very bad. The end result was the passenger being duct taped to his seat. Next, we look at TSA’s Behavior Detection Officers who are watching you at airports. Finally, a new technology is installed in Canada to alert winter road crew to pending problems.

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