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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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Covid-Sniffin

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

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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