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Supreme Court won’t hear appeal on TSA scanning

October 2, 2012

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October 2, 2012
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  • Supreme Court won’t hear appeal on TSA scanning
    On Monday, the Supreme Court shot down an appeal by blogger Jonathan Corbett to hear a case alleging that Transportation Security Administration screening tactics violate the Fourth Amendment. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta formerly claimed it did not have authority to review a TSA order. Corbett runs a blog titled, "TSA Out of Our Pants!" Reuters (10/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Is it fair for VIPs to cut TSA security lines?
    Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., wants to get rid of priority boarding for frequent fliers because the lines are operated by taxpayer-funded security officials. "All passengers pay the same fee in their airline tickets to cover the cost of the (TSA) screenings regardless of ticket class," says the senator’s website. Consumer advocate Ed Perkins says if airlines want to pay TSA more to expedite VIPs, it is their call. SmarterTravel.com/Today In Travel blog (10/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Travel Channel show unveils Miami airport operations
    The Travel Channel’s new show "Airport 24/7: Miami" goes behind the scenes at Miami International Airport and premiers tonight with back-to-back episodes. "This is one of many ways in which Travel Channel is trying to give viewers a different look at all aspects of travel," said Andy Singer, general manager of the network. "And we think the Miami International Airport is a fascinating way to do that." Fox Business (10/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NTSB chief wants better tools for safety investigators
    National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Deborah Hersman told a crowd last month at an International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) meeting that safety investigators must be able to examine new sources of information such as geographic information systems. "Today, there are four major tools in aviation safety’s 21st century toolkit: continued emphasis on forensics, data collection and analysis, new and emerging technologies and, to be sure, international cooperation," she said. AIN Online (10/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • IATA raises global airline profit forecast
    The International Air Transport Association has raised its 2012 profit forecast for the world’s airlines, according to a report. Global carriers are expected to show $4.1 billion in profits, up from the $3 billion predicted earlier this year. The change is a result of steady demand in Asia and capacity-reducing measures increasing margins for North American airlines. The IATA report also shows a preliminary forecast for stronger performance in 2013. Reuters (10/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • AMR inspects 8 jets after loose seat incidents
    American Airlines is inspecting eight Boeing 757 jets after seats came loose during flights. On Saturday, three seats on a plane flying from Boston to Miami were found to be loose, causing the flight to make an emergency landing in New York. On Monday, a few seats on a flight leaving New York headed to Miami were loose, and the plane returned to JFK airport. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/2), The Wall Street Journal (10/1), CNN (10/1) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Registration now open for the 12th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit
    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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