AMERICAN AIRLINES SAYS IT'S CONCERNED ABOUT KNIVES ON PLANES, ASKS TSA TO 'REASSESS' IDEA
March 14, 2013
DALLAS - American Airlines has "concern" over letting passengers carry small knives on planes, but it's stopping short of opposing the idea.
RISK-BASED' AVIATION SECURITY SCREENINGS GAIN GROUND AMID WORRY OVER MISUSE
March 12, 2013
Civil liberties groups cite potential for misuse of the vast personal data that would be collected and shared.
BACKLASH GROWS TO U.S. ALLOWING PASSENGERS TO CARRY SMALL KNIVES, BASEBALL BATS, CLUBS ON PLANES
March 11, 2013
WASHINGTON - Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.
I'M NOT A TERRORIST: BLOGGER KICKED OFF PLANE
February 26, 2013
A man who took a photo of his airline seat and then joked to a flight attendant that he was not a “terrorist” found himself promptly kicked off the plane.
8 ARMED MEN DRIVE ONTO TARMAC OF BRUSSELS AIRPORT AND STEAL DIAMONDS WORTH MILLIONS FROM PLANE
February 19, 2013
BRUSSELS - Eight masked gunmen made a hole in a security fence at Brussels' international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot, authorities said Tuesday.
CANADIAN AIRPORTS WANT LESS REVEALING SOFTWARE FOR FULL-BODY SCANNERS AFTER U.S. PULLS PIN ON ‘STRIP SEARCH’ MACHINES
January 25, 2013
After the United States announced it was axing revealing full-body scanners it appears Canadian airports may not be too far behind.
SECURITY PERSONNEL STRIKES AT GERMAN AIRPORTS
January 25, 2013
Security personnel have entered the second day of strikes at two German airports, resulting in flight delays and cancellations. A services-sector union has called the stoppages to back up its demands for higher pay.
THIS IS NOT A HIJACKING
January 24, 2013
PLANE-related hoaxes are almost never funny. Many people hate to fly, and the added stress of someone "joking around"—maliciously or stupidly—doesn't make it any easier.
B.C. TRANSIT POLICE FORGOT EXPLOSIVE ON AIR CANADA PLANE
January 22, 2013
A Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer forgot to remove an unarmed explosive from an Air Canada aircraft following a training exercise last year, and an extensive investigation failed to ever find the missing training sample.
PASSENGER PULLED FROM ALASKA AIRLINES PLANE AFTER THREAT WARNING, NO ARREST
January 18, 2013
SEATTLE - The FBI has finished interviewing a passenger taken off an Alaska Airlines flight from Kona, Hawaii, by law enforcement officers after a caller said the man was a possible hijacker.
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