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Bill would require TSA to donate clothing left at checkpoints to needy veterans

August 8, 2012

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August 8, 2012
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  • Bill would make TSA donate clothes left at checkpoints to needy vets
    Pending legislation would require the Transportation Security Administration to give clothing left behind at security checkpoints to needy veterans. Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., introduced the bill. "As the American people rush through airports every week, it is not uncommon for scarves, hats and other articles of clothing to be left at TSA security checkpoints," she says. "This adds up to thousands of pounds of abandoned clothes annually." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (8/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA adds PreCheck at Indianapolis airport
    The Transportation Security Administration has launched the PreCheck program at Indianapolis International Airport. The program allows travelers who provide certain personal information to leave their belts and shoes on as they pass through security checkpoints. With the addition of Indianapolis, 21 U.S. airports now offer PreCheck. WIBC-FM (Indianapolis) (8/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Premium-economy class raises questions among travel buyers
    As premium-economy class continues to expand among airlines, corporate-travel managers find themselves grappling with questions about its cost-effectiveness, this feature notes. "We have some customers that are trading down [from premium classes] because of the cost savings. Are they also incurring additional cost because of [economy-class] travelers trading up, or are travelers using their own money?" said Joel Wartgow, senior director of CWT Solutions Group. BusinessTravelNews.com (8/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Chicago airport will sell $1.2B in bonds this month
    Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport plans to sell almost $1.2 billion in bonds this month, market sources say. The first sale, to be led by Barclays, will include $729 million in bonds. The second sale will be offered through Citigroup and will be composed of $443.3 million in bonds. Reuters (8/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Two TSA agents in Atlanta indicted on drug charges
    Two Transportation Security Administration agents could face up to life in prison and fines of $10 million if found guilty of conspiring to smuggle heroin and cocaine through the Atlanta airport. The agents were indicted this week. Richard C. Cook II, 27, and Timothy G. Gregory, 25, were charged with conspiracy and drug trafficking. "The crimes with which Cook and Gregory are charged created a breach in the security of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and betrayed the trust of millions of passengers who travel through this airport each year," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (8/7) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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