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TSA probes how man got suitcase of weapons on plane

October 11, 2012

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October 11, 2012
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  • TSA probes how man got suitcase of weapons on plane
    The Transportation Security Administration has launched a probe to explore how a passenger boarded a plane with a suitcase full of weapons and other suspicious items. Yongda Huang Harris was found wearing a bulletproof vest and traveling with a checked bag of weapons that included a biohazard suit, body bags, a hatchet, and more. "TSA will review, in concert with aviation security officials in Korea, how a prohibited item was able to travel in checked baggage and implement any necessary changes," said Matt Chandler, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman. USA TODAY (10/10) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Most of weapons in LAX bust were permissible
    Though Yongda Huang Harris, 28, was found with a suitcase full of weapons, a hatchet and knives are not categorized as impermissible by the Transportation Security Administration. In South Korea, where Harris boarded a flight for Los Angeles, the items, including a smoke grenade, are allowed in checked bags. "The one thing that concerns me is … nobody in Japan, nobody in Korea, bothered to find these things until he got to America," said Gadisa Goso, 29, a neighbor of Harris’ mother in Boston. SeattlePI.com/The Associated Press (10/11) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mobile apps let passengers map out seats
    Travelers can find desired seats before booking a flight using mobile applications, says this feature, which references SeatGuru by TripAdvisor, ExpertFlyer’s Seat Alerts, Seat Authority and Jets. FoxNews.com (10/9) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Advice for keeping your valuables safe while traveling
    In this feature, frequent fliers who spend several months a year on business trips chip in with tips for steering clear of theft and scams. Vigilance is tip No. 1. "Keeping your valuables safe while traveling needs to be a top priority, particularly at a time when identity theft is common and the nation is struggling to rebound from a deep economic slump," Charisse Jones writes. USA TODAY (10/4) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EU preparing to enforce unified air space
    European Union Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas is expected to give a speech today warning of legal action his department will take against member countries who are not compliant with the EU’s Single European Sky program. The program was adopted by the EU and its members in recent years to create a more efficient air traffic management system, but not all air traffic management agencies have made the required changes. The Wall Street Journal (10/10) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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