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June 28, 2012

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June 28, 2012
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  • Eight TSA employees terminated at Newark airport
    The Transportation Security Administration terminated eight employees at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport and warned that more may be fired as it continues its investigation. The TSA said some of the workers were terminated for breaking work rules and for sleeping on the job. In a statement, the TSA said the terminations are in keeping with its policy of holding employees to a high ethical standard. "The decision to take disciplinary action, including the proposed immediate removal of eight individuals from the TSA, reaffirms our strong commitment to ensure the safety of the traveling public and to hold all our employees to the highest standards of conduct and accountability," the agency said. USA TODAY (6/27) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA agents stop traveler with handgun at New York airport
    Transportation Security Administration agents at New York’s Albany International Airport on Tuesday stopped a traveler who had an unloaded handgun in his carry-on bag. The traveler was interviewed, and the TSA determined that he had a permit for the gun and that he was not a threat, said Lisa Farbstein, a TSA spokeswoman. The TSA gave the gun back to the man and he was booked on a later flight. Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) (6/27) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • 57% of Americans say they’ll take summer trip, survey shows
    A survey by travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance USA has found that 57% of Americans will take a summer vacation this year, a rise of three percentage points over figures in 2011. The study also indicates that 52% of those who expect to take such a trip will use social media to help in the planning, with Facebook as a leading source at 29%. Travel Weekly (6/27) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Officials consider shifting Milwaukee airport security to city police
    City and county officials in Milwaukee are considering a plan that would have the Milwaukee Police Department take over security at Mitchell International Airport. Currently, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office handles airport security. The possible shift is part of a plan to use city and county resources more efficiently. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (6/27) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airline-passenger groups will voice suggestions for new rules
    The Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection under the Department of Transportation is set to hear suggestions from advocacy groups for airline passengers to aid in developing new regulations. Recommendations will include compensation for passengers in the event of cancellations or delays and combining airline pricing for all services with fees, the advocacy groups say. "I hope the committee will look at improving service, disclosure and particularly disclosure of rights to obtain refunds," said Ed Mierzwinski, a director with U.S. Public Interest Research Group, who is attending the hearing. USA TODAY (6/27) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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