Workers at Airports Have Had It

Across Europe, airport and other transport employees are striking, disrupting summer travel plans to demand better staffing and pay.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-gaulle-charles-airport, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #wages-and-salaries

State Dept. Will Allow Americans to Mark Their Gender as ‘X’ on Passports

The change is aimed at providing transgender, nonbinary or gender-nonconforming Americans a way to accurately identify themselves.

#airport-security, #gender, #identification-devices, #passports, #state-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #transportation-security-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

Arizona Offers Driver’s Licenses on iPhones. Other States Want to Be Next.

Digital copies of licenses and state-issued IDs, which can also be stored on Apple Watches, will only work at security checkpoints at a Phoenix airport for now, officials said.

#airport-security, #apple-inc, #arizona, #drivers-licenses, #identification-devices, #iphone, #mobile-applications, #phoenix-ariz, #privacy, #states-us, #wearable-computing

Kip Hawley, Transportation Security Administrator, Dies at 68

He sought to overhaul a much-maligned federal agency by enhancing security procedures, bolstering morale and taking a common-sense approach to the job.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #deaths-obituaries, #hawley-kip, #september-11-2001, #terrorism, #transportation-security-administration, #united-states-politics-and-government

The Funniest Travel Account on Instagram is Run by the T.S.A. Seriously.

Meet the woman behind the agency’s endless puns and dad jokes. (And don’t forget the 3.4 ounces rule.)

#airport-security, #firearms, #social-media, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

Russia Says It Has American Basketball Player in Custody

The player was said to have had drug paraphernalia in her luggage at an airport that serves Moscow. A Russian news agency identified the player as W.N.B.A. center Brittney Griner.

#airport-security, #basketball, #griner-brittney, #hashish, #phoenix-mercury, #russia, #womens-national-basketball-assn

Facial Recognition at Airports: What You Need to Know

Customs officials aim to save time and increase security by ramping up the use of facial recognition. But what about privacy? A biometrics specialist weighs in.

#airport-security, #content-type-service, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #facial-recognition-software, #privacy, #travel-and-vacations, #united-states

Ex-United Flight Attendant Used Dead Child’s Identity, Officials Say

Ricardo Cesar Guedes used the name of a boy who died in a car accident in 1979 to get his airline job and a U.S. passport, according to a criminal complaint.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #bush-george-intercontinental-airport, #frauds-and-swindling, #houston-tex, #identity-theft, #passports, #united-airlines, #united-states

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Tech-driven changes are coming fast and furiously to airports, including advancements in biometrics that verify identity and shorten security procedures for those passengers who opt into the programs.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #biometrics, #facial-recognition-software, #identification-devices, #travel-and-vacations

Gunfire at Atlanta Airport Was ‘Accidental Discharge,’ Officials Say

Gunfire at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday was accidental, officials said, but it led to flight disruptions and a stampede of passengers.

#airport-security, #atlanta-ga, #gunfire, #hartsfield-jackson-atlanta-international-airport-atlanta-ga, #stampedes, #thanksgiving-day, #transportation-security-administration

Spanish Police Seek Missing Plane Passengers After Emergency Landing

More than 20 people fled a Moroccan flight that diverted to Mallorca after a passenger apparently fell ill. A dozen had yet to be found.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #fugitives, #majorca-spain, #spain

Former Shoe Shiner Wins Back Nearly $30,000 Seized by Federal Agents

Authorities at an airport last year seized a bag of cash that Kermit Warren was carrying to buy a truck. It was his life’s savings but prosecutors contended the money was linked to drugs.

#airport-security, #black-people, #civil-forfeiture, #dan-alban, #drug-enforcement-administration, #institute-for-justice, #kermit-warren, #search-and-seizure

No Charges for Passenger Who Prompted La Guardia Emergency Landing

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the authorities determined that there was “no criminality” involved in the landing.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

La Guardia ‘Security Incident’ Draws Emergency Response

A flight from Indianapolis declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger behavior,” a Republic Airways spokesman said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

Memo to Democrats: ‘Grow Up. Do Your Job.’

Suggestions for Democrats in Congress; the return of live performances; Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; an airline no-fly list; boys’ struggles.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #burstein-danny, #cheney-liz, #democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #men-and-boys, #oconnor-sandra-day, #parenting, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #theater, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

#afghanistan, #airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #bin-laden-osama, #boston-globe, #boston-herald, #content-type-personal-profile, #hijacking, #logan-international-airport-boston-mass, #massachusetts-port-authority, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #swift-jane, #terrorism, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

Airplane Travel After 9/11: Just Get Through It

Before the terrorist attacks, airplane passengers weren’t seen as security risks, and flying was an enjoyable extension of the vacation experience — not something merely to anxiously endure.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

As Bombing’s Death Toll Soars, Desperate Afghans Seek Any Exit

The day after one of the deadliest suicide attacks in Afghanistan’s history, crowds still gathered at Kabul’s airport. “People are trying to leave the country at any price.”

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #airport-security, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #kabul-afghanistan, #karzai-hamid, #taliban, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

T.S.A. to Resume Self-Defense Classes for Flight Crews

The classes, which will resume in July, come as crew members struggle with a surge in cases of unruly passengers.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #assaults, #association-of-flight-attendants-cwa, #darby-lajoye, #flight-attendants, #self-defense, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations

Covid-Sniffin

Logistics, cost and official standards are needed for the dogs to fulfill their potential in medical fields.

#airport-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lois-privor-dumm, #medicine-and-health, #national-institute-of-standards-and-technology, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states, #your-feed-science

Testing an Opaque Security Power, Michigan Man Challenges ‘No-Fly List’

The plaintiff, a Lebanese-American, says he was barred from flying after refusing to become an F.B.I. informant.

#airport-security, #american-civil-liberties-union, #constitution-us, #hezbollah, #justice-department, #michigan, #muslim-americans, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #terrorism, #united-states-politics-and-government

‘Serial Stowaway’ Is Arrested at O’Hare (Again), 2 Days After TV Confessional

Marilyn Hartman, a 69-year-old woman notorious for sneaking aboard flights, was arrested on Tuesday in Chicago. Her lawyer suggested that she was set off by a recent TV news report about her.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #hartman-marilyn, #mental-health-and-disorders, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #security-and-warning-systems, #transportation-security-administration, #trespassing

The Hidden Epidemic on Travel’s Front Line

More than 6,000 employees of the Transportation Security Administration have contracted the coronavirus. Workers say lax safety measures have contributed to the spread.

#airport-security, #american-federation-of-government-employees, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #transportation-security-administration, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Former T.S.A. Agent Convicted of Tricking Woman Into Showing Her Breasts

Johnathon Lomeli was sentenced to 60 days in jail after he pleaded no contest to false imprisonment of a woman during a security screening at Los Angeles International Airport in June 2019.

#airport-security, #becerra-xavier, #california, #los-angeles-international-airport, #sexual-harassment, #transportation-security-administration

An Iowa airport will conduct coronavirus screenings of all outgoing passengers.

Eastern Iowa Airport will ask a handful of short screening questions and take the temperature of each departing passenger.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #coronavirus-2019-ncov

California Man Lived Undetected at O’Hare Airport for 3 Months, Officials Say

Aditya Singh was arrested and charged with impersonation in a restricted area of the airport and theft of less than $500.

#airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #crime-and-criminals, #impostors-criminal, #ohare-international-airport-chicago-ill, #singh-aditya

New Warnings of Violence as Security Tightens for Inauguration

Commercial airlines have tracked an increase in checked weapons, and federal law enforcement raised fresh alarms about extremist plots.

#airport-security, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #inaugurations, #security-and-warning-systems, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government

Kenyan Planned 9/11-Style Attack After Training as Pilot, U.S. Says

An operative for the Qaeda branch in East Africa, known as Shabab, is accused of training as a pilot in the Philippines and researching how to hijack planes.

#airport-security, #al-qaeda, #hijacking, #manhattan-nyc, #philippines, #somalia, #terrorism, #united-states

‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The men used fake paperwork to steal more than 4,000 Prada, Gucci and Chanel items from a cargo area at the airport, prosecutors say.

#airport-security, #airports, #chanel-sa, #goodfellas-movie, #gucci, #hermes-international-sa, #katz-melinda-r, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #new-jersey, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #prada-spa, #queens-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

Homeland Security Lets New Yorkers Back Into Global Entry Program

State residents had been barred from programs that speed travel amid a dispute over a New York law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses.

#airport-security, #cuomo-andrew-m, #department-of-motor-vehicles, #drivers-licenses, #federal-state-relations-us, #homeland-security-department, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-state, #wolf-chad-f

A Multibillion-Dollar Opportunity: Virus-Proofing the New Office

Tech, catering and design companies are rushing to sell employers on fever scanners, box lunches and office floor-planning apps for social distancing. But it’s too soon to tell if they will work.

#airport-security, #buildings-structures, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gensler-architecture-firm, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #labor-and-jobs, #medicine-and-health, #pricewaterhousecoopers, #real-estate-commercial, #science-and-technology, #secure-identity-llc-clear, #security-and-warning-systems, #sodexo, #software, #steelcase-inc, #workplace-environment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

What Flying This Summer Will Look Like

New security and health policies at airports and on planes will make traveling this summer a bit stranger and, officials hope, safer.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #memorial-day, #shutdowns-institutional, #southwest-airlines-company, #summer-season, #transportation-security-administration, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines

430,000 People Have Traveled From China to U.S. Since Coronavirus Surfaced

There were 1,300 direct flights to 17 cities before President Trump’s travel restrictions. Since then, nearly 40,000 Americans and other authorized travelers have made the trip, some this past week and many with spotty screening.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #chicago-ill, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detroit-mich, #epidemics, #little-rock-ark, #los-angeles-calif, #newark-nj, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #san-francisco-calif, #seattle-wash, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #wuhan-china