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August 24, 2012

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August 24, 2012
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  • TSA rejects four shoe scanners
    The Transportation Security Administration has rejected four scanners that could potentially allow travelers to leave their shoes on at security checkpoints. The TSA said the scanners did not adequately detect explosives and metal weapons during tests at various airports. Meanwhile, some observers say the TSA should focus on stopping people who pose a threat, rather than on technology. The TSA said it would continue to require most travelers to remove their shoes. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (8/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Security cameras lead to arrests at Florida airport
    Hidden cameras have led to arrests in several incidents involving theft at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., airport. Earlier this month, a surveillance video showed an airline gate agent coming out of the jetway with a wallet that belonged to an 11-year-old traveler. Videos have also allowed authorities to detect theft at baggage carousels and at security checkpoints. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (8/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • These sandwich shops stack up well with hungry business travelers
    USA TODAY has enlisted food guidebook publisher Zagat and a sampling of business travelers to stack up a list of the nation’s best sandwich shops. "Sandwiches are quick and portable, and I am often on the hurry, needing to eat en route," notes frequent business traveler Kathryn Alice. USA TODAY (8/20) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Delta asks approval for daily service between Detroit, Beijing
    Delta Air Lines has asked for government approval to expand its flights from Detroit to Beijing. The carrier, which flies the route five days a week, asked to begin daily service on Oct. 28. "There definitely is an appetite among our customers to be able to fly to Beijing any day of the week," said Trebor Banstetter, a Delta spokesman. The Detroit News/Bloomberg (8/22) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • JetBlue reportedly will boost flights to Colombia
    JetBlue Airways plans to increase its flights to Colombia, a newspaper based in Bogota, Colombia, reports. Portafolio also reported that JetBlue will add a route between Bogota and Puerto Rico in 2013. The carrier is also considering flights to Medellin, Cali and Barranquilla, the newspaper says. Bloomberg Businessweek (8/21) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA requires behavior detection agents to take classes
    The Transportation Security Administration is using a class called Combating Racial/Ethnic/Religious Profiling to retrain behavior detection officers at airports in Boston and Detriot. Meanwhile, all TSA behavior detection officers are required to take an "online learning center refresher course to reinforce that racial/ethnic profiling will not be tolerated," TSA spokesman David Castelveter said. The training programs come after allegations of racial profiling by some agents in the behavior detection program. CNN (8/23) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Registration is now open 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. Click here to register! sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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