Airport Security

Flight Security Measures Under Review After Russian Airliner IncidentFlight security is already extremely thorough as it is, but it could be getting even tighter soon.
KNX Report: LAX Security Beefed Up After Nationwide Threat To AirportsFor their part, LAX Police said they did not receive "a credible threat."
Harrison Ford's Plane Crash Draws Attention To Safety Concerns In Santa MonicaThe crash-landing of a vintage aircraft in Venice has drawn attention to campaigns like Martin Rubin's to close nearby Santa Monica Airport, where Harrison Ford was headed before crashing.
Heightened Terrorism Concerns Prompt Tighter Screenings For U.S.-Bound FlightsAmid fears that terrorists may have found new ways to bypass existing security, the American government is pushing for tighter screening measures at European and Middle Eastern airports for flights heading to the U.S.
TSA Recommends Having Armed Law Enforcement At Airport Security CheckpointsThe Transportation Security Administration Wednesday released a report outlining several significant changes to improve security at airports including having armed law enforcement at checkpoints and ticket counters during peak travel times.
Leaving Your Explosives at the AirportThis is another of those "Somebody left a box of explosives at the airport for a training exercise, and then they disappeared, but somebody else found them later, and nobody was hurt, so it's all OK"-stories. Except, it's not OK.
Man Faces Stowaway Charges After Airport ArrestA Nigerian American has been indicted on federal stowaway charges after authorities say he breached three layers of airport security when he got on a cross-country flight with an expired boarding pass.
LAX Police On Heightened Alert After Deadly Moscow BombingLos Angeles Airport Police were on “heightened alert” Tuesday after a suicide bombing that killed at least 35 people at Moscow’s busiest airport.
TSA Chief: Resisting Scanners Just Means DelaysDespite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes. Those who refuse the machines are subject to a pat-down search that includes the crotch and chest.
Try Wearing THIS At The TSA X-ray ScannerGod bless the American spirit of innovation: a Nevada company is marketing men's underwear, specially designed for air passengers going through security checkpoints. Allegedly, the special fig leaf design shields the wearer from radiation, and ridicule, at the X-ray scanner.
Airport Security Screenings Cause Growing BacklashMore travelers are voicing their frustration with airport security and its increasingly invasive procedures.
Protesting the TSA's Security ChecksThe newly formed opt-out crowd wants fliers to demand pat-downs next Wednesday, with the goal of slowing long security lines even more. Hmmmm: passive resistance, an effective form of protest since Gandhi, and Selma.
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