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October 22, 2012
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  • TSA moves body scanners out of busy airports
    The Transportation Security Administration is taking units that use backscatter technology, also known as body scanners, out of busy airports and implementing the technology in airports that don’t have as much traffic. Taking their place in the busier airports are millimeter wave units, which serve the same purpose but use a different technology. ABC News (10/20) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA disciplines largest group of agents over screening failures
    The Transportation Security Administration is firing 25 of its agents and suspending another 19 after an internal agency investigation showed the agents failing to properly screen baggage at Newark Liberty International Airport. The disciplinary actions amount to the largest removal and suspension in the TSA’s history. CNN (10/20) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Miami airport is serious about security — and shows it
    Miami International Airport hopes that a recent segment on "Nightline" and its new Travel Channel show, "Airport 24/7: Miami," will show consumers how seriously it takes security. "The only thing we want the bad guys to know is that we’re serious about security — so take it somewhere else," said Lauren Stover, who heads up security and public relations at the airport. ABC News (10/18) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Report: Airfares may increase up to 4% in 2013
    According to airline industry experts, airfares will increase modestly in 2013, while the potential remains for fares to increase this year beyond the 4.5% already recorded. American Express Global Business Travel expects airfares in North America to increase between 1% and 4% next year. Los Angeles Times/Money & Co. blog (tiered subscription model) (10/21) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Trans-Atlantic travel flat in September
    Travel from the U.S. to Europe saw no growth in September, but industry experts expect U.S.-based airlines’ expanded service to Europe next year to increase travel on those routes. Reporting airlines showed an average increase of only 0.4% over the peak travel months, with average capacity down 0.9%, according to the most recent Trans-Atlantic report. Travel Agent Central (10/21) sm_share.gifLinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How far should airline regulation go?
    The U.S. Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection is raising questions about how involved government should be in flight regulation. "Airline passengers have rights, and they should be able to expect fair and reasonable treatment when booking a trip and when they fly," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. But airline consultant Darryl Jenkins says it’s gone too far: "Over the last four years, we have seen a DOT that believes if one person complains about anything, that gives DOT both the right and the license to regulate." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (10/21) 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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