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TSA launches program to help wounded service members get through security

July 6, 2012

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July 6, 2012
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  • TSA program to help wounded service members get through security
    The Transportation Security Administration has launched a program that helps wounded members of the military who are returning home navigate airport security. "It’s something that we have been working on for some time," TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said. "After a decade of war, there are more and more injured coming through our airports, especially in concentrated areas like Washington, D.C., or San Diego … they need to get where they are going." He also noted that the TSA’s shift to risk-based security has allowed it to provide this "added element of customer service." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (7/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • San Antonio airport will offer Global Entry program
    San Antonio International Airport will soon offer the Global Entry Program, which makes it easier for foreign travelers to enter the U.S. Officials said two Global Entry kiosks would be installed in the coming months. They also noted that the program could reduce wait times for approved travelers entering the U.S. to just a few minutes. San Antonio Express-News (7/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Atlanta airport invests $51.4 million upgrading elevators, escalators
    Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is spending $51.4 million to upgrade its 28 moving walkways, 100 escalators and 106 elevators, some of which are more than 30 years old. Airport officials say the plan will help the airport avoid the "ever increasing potential" for breakdowns and traveler inconvenience. To minimize inconvenience, the upgrades are scheduled so a minimum number of machines are out of commission at any given time. Work is expected to be completed by August 2016. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (7/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Negotiations continue between American, flight attendants
    Negotiations between American Airlines and the union representing its flight attendants continued into Thursday night. Few details are available about the progress. American had originally proposed cutting 2,300 jobs, offering a 1.5% annual raise and increasing work hours. Observers say the possible merger with US Airways has probably changed the offer. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (7/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southwest buys Washington National slots from Spirit
    Slots at Washington Reagan National Airport will allow discounter Southwest Airlines to fly a new route from Washington to St. Louis. Southwest bought the slots from Spirit Airlines, which is transferring a route to the Baltimore airport. The Department of Transportation is expected to approve Southwest’s use of the slots by September. Travel Weekly (7/5) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Save the date for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit!
    Mark your calendar for the 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit taking place Dec. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The 12th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. Senior TSA and DHS officials, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders will also be invited to participate in the program. sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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