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  • TSA to help fund Chicago airport’s baggage system upgrade
    The Transportation Security Administration will help fund a $19 million upgrade to the baggage system at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. The upgrades will improve security and operations, officials said. "These critical investments will make O’Hare a more modern, competitive airport for our residents," Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. Chicago Tribune (7/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Tampa, Fla., travelers pleased with PreCheck program
    Travelers participating in the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program at Florida’s Tampa International Airport moved quickly through security on Tuesday. "This is excellent. This can help a great deal," said Sarasota resident Eric Lee. Currently, only Delta Air Lines travelers are eligible to participate at the Tampa airport. The TSA anticipates that daily, at least 600 travelers will use the program, which launched this week in Tampa. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.) (7/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TSA can boost credibility with minor changes, former official says
    Small changes could go a long way to improving the Transportation Security Administration’s image, according to former agency official Tom Blank. Speaking before a House panel, Blank suggested giving local TSA managers more authority to intervene during pat-downs of children or the elderly. "If TSA can significantly reduce adverse experiences, the agency’s overall credibility as a bulwark of post 9/11 homeland security will go up markedly,” he said. Bloomberg Businessweek (7/10) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Poll: Will TSA pat-down policies improve if managers have more authority?
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  • AMR announces plans to evaluate merger options
    American Airlines’ parent company, AMR Corp., announced Tuesday that it would begin assessing potential mergers with other airlines and would soon reach out to interested parties. Sources familiar with the matter say AMR is looking to be the acquirer in any potential consolidation and is eyeing five airlines — Alaska Air Group, JetBlue Airways, Frontier Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America — as possible merger candidates. The Wall Street Journal (7/10), The Washington Post/The Associated Press (7/10), Reuters (7/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Review of passenger rights for flight schedule changes
    Passengers’ rights for a delayed or canceled flight are detailed in the "contract of carriage" signed with their carrier via ticket purchase. Most of these contracts, however, are "surprisingly vague and imprecise about schedule changes," says Ed Perkins. While a flight’s schedule is not part of most contracts, many airlines promise to make their "best efforts" to help travelers reach their destination. This promise can entail anything from putting passengers on another flight with the same carrier to moving passengers to flights on other carriers with whom they have an agreement. Often, however, such decisions are left to the discretion of the airline. Chicago Tribune (7/10) 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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