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  • McGhee Tyson sheltering military, commercial aircraft as Irene bears down on East Coast.(TN)

    08/26/2011 12:10:18 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 2 replies
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2011 | staff
    The aircraft began arriving Thursday afternoon, and more will be flown to shelter today, according to Capt. Joseph Keith, executive officer for the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard.
  • French Airport Tests 'Virtual' Hologram Boarding Agents

    08/18/2011 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Orly, France - An airport in France is experimenting with "virtual" boarding agents in a bid to jazz up its terminals with 21st century avatars who always smile, don't need breaks and never go on strike. The pilot project at Paris' Orly airport began last month, and has so far been met with a mix of amusement and surprise by travelers, who frequently try to touch and speak with the strikingly life-like video images that greet them and direct them to their boarding gate. The images materialize seemingly out of thin air when a boarding agent -- a real live
  • As FAA Shutdown Continues, Obama Pleads With Congress to End Stalemate

    08/03/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 3, 2011
    As FAA Shutdown Continues, Obama Pleads With Congress to End Stalemate Published August 03, 2011 | President Obama ratcheted up the pressure on Congress Wednesday to return from a monthlong vacation and end an impasse over funding the Federal Aviation Administration, which is in the 12th day of a partial shutdown that has left more than 70,000 airport construction workers and 4,000 FAA employees out of work. "This is a lose-lose-lose situation that can be easily solved if Congress gets back into town and does its job," the president said at the start of a Cabinet meeting.
  • TSA testing Israeli-style screening program in Boston (Will it work in the USA?)

    08/03/2011 11:25:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Our Townhall colleague Katie Pavlich first spotted this story a couple of days ago, and now the Boston Herald has a fresh report on a new experiment for the Transportation Safety Administration. Instead of conducting random patdowns or irradiating all passengers, the TSA will try the Israeli screening approach to see whether they can more effectively spot potential threats. But will it work in the US, and does the TSA have the requisite skills and resources? CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Boston’s TSA screeners — part of a security force whose competency has come under fire nationwide — soon...
  • Part of NY's JFK Airport evacuated after bag found

    07/25/2011 6:54:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/25/11
    Part of NY's JFK Airport evacuated after bag foundAP 27 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) Part of New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport has been evacuated due to a suspicious bag. Steve Coleman of the Port Authority, which runs the airport, says the bag was left in the business class lounge at the American Airlines Terminal 8 around 7:40 a.m. Monday. Terminal 8 was shut down as a precaution. The rest of the airport is still open.
  • Man Takes Viagra, Wears Sweatpants for TSA Pat Down

    07/18/2011 5:53:46 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 44 replies
    The Washington Fancy ^ | 7/13/11 | Garret Baldwin
    NASHVILLE INTL AIRPORT A Wyoming man walked through a TSA checkpoint with a raging erection on Tuesday, daring TSA officers and even fellow passengers to give him an invasive pat down. Im next, Warren Kelvin, 34, screamed as he pushed to the front of the security line. According to TSA officials, Kelvin had ingested two Viagra and wore sweatpants without boxers for his Southwest flight from Nashville to Phoenix.
  • DC Circuit Holds that New Airport Screening Security Measures Comply With the Fourth Amendment

    07/15/2011 9:00:00 AM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 7 replies
    Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 07/15/2011 | Orin Kerr
    The new airport screening measures involving millimeter wave technology and backscatter technology together with the opt-out of a pat-down have received a great deal of public attention. Back when the new measures were first widely introduced, I blogged about why a Fourth Amendment challenge to the new practices was an uphill battle. Today, the DC Circuit handed down an opinion in EPIC v. Department of Homeland Security holding that the new practices comply with the Fourth Amendment. I believe this is the first clear court ruling on the question, and its certainly the first from a federal court...
  • Feds Plan Huge Campground - in Brooklyn (camp at old airport)

    06/14/2011 8:04:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies · 2+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Jun 14, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    Old airfield could host 600 sites, says National Park Service Roasting marshmallows, telling ghost stories and sleeping under the stars - in New York City? The National Park Service is planning a 600-site campground in Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field, a onetime airport used by Amelia Earhart. The campground would be the largest urban tent-pitching site in the nation, according to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. "We want to make New York the leading example of what we can do around the country with urban parks," Salazar said.
  • Tiny Payout In TSA Breast Exposure Lawsuit

    06/02/2011 9:49:33 AM PDT · by Conservative_Rob · 29 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 06/01/2011 | The Smoking Gun
    JUNE 1--The U.S. government paid a paltry $2350 to settle a lawsuit brought by a Texas woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a vigorous frisking at a Texas airport, records show. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Department of Justice released a copy of the settlement agreement reached earlier this year with Lynsie Murley, the 24-year-old Amarillo woman who sued the TSA for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in connection with the May 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport. [snip]
  • New technology will keep track of airport travellers via smartphones (You will be watched)

    05/31/2011 2:21:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 05/30/2011 | Shweta Jain, Senior Reporter
    Dubai: Don't be surprised if your every movement is being tracked at airports two years from now. SITA, specialists in air transport communications and IT solutions, is experimenting with a new technology that can track passengers. "It simply means the moment a passenger comes to the airport, the airport systems would know," said Jihad Boueri, SITA's VP of Solution Line, Middle East and North Africa. He said that it can be done by tracking travellers' smart phones or detecting them through the airport's Wi-Fi or Bluetooth systems. "It would help the airport in knowing the passenger flow," Boueri said. While...
  • Cleveland Airport ?'s

    05/30/2011 5:28:37 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 21 replies
    My 17 year old will be flying by herself on Friday but she has to change planes in Cleveland and has less than one hour in which to do so. She will be on the same airline but she will have to get off at Terminal C and catch the connecting flight at Terminal D. When looking at the map, it does not indicate if it is a matter of just walking right over to the "D" section: If you are familiar with this airport, please let me know so I can give her some peace of mind. She...
  • New tests of U.S. airport scanners find radiation OK

    05/27/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/11 | Jerome Pelofsky - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) New tests of full-body scanners deployed at airports found that the radiation they emit was within acceptable levels, the Transportation Security Administration said on Tuesday after previous checks found some anomalies in results. The machines, which have provoked health concerns about excessive radiation exposure, have been deployed at dozens of airports to thwart attacks on the U.S. aviation system which has continued to be a prime target of al Qaeda militants. "The latest reports confirm previous testing and show that every backscatter unit currently used for passenger screening in U.S. airports is operating well within applicable national...
  • Islamic Group Asks Napolitano To Investigate Islamophobic Trainers

    05/24/2011 2:50:04 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Islamic Group Asks Napolitano To Investigate Islamophobic Trainers Tuesday, May 24, 2011 By Penny Starr ( An Islamic civil rights group has sent a letter to the Secretary of Homeland Security asking her to investigate whether outside trainers in charge of training national security personnel are Islamophobic. On Monday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, distributed a press release about the letter, of the same date, addressed to Janet Napolitano. CAIR charges in the letter that an agency-wide probe should be launched to determine if trainers offer hostile, stereotypical and grossly inaccurate information about Muslims and Islam as...
  • Would-be traveler grounded for biting at airport

    05/19/2011 8:01:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | May 19, 2011 | PAUL WALSH
    A drunken woman thwarted from boarding a flight bit a Twin Cities airport police officer after she was arrested for causing a foul-mouthed ruckus at a Lindbergh Terminal gate, according to charges. Megan L. Biersach, 23, of Minnetonka, was jailed Tuesday and made bail ahead of a Friday afternoon court appearance. The officer for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport went to the hospital with a bite wound that broke the skin on his arm, the criminal complaint noted. He returned to work that day, said airport spokesman Patrick Hogan.
  • Baby leopards, panthers, bear rescued from luggage at Thailand airport

    05/13/2011 11:08:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Thailand News ^ | 5/13/11
    Baby leopards, panthers, bear rescued from luggage at Thailand airportThailand News.Net Friday 13th May, 2011 (Source: Globe and Mail) Authorities at Thailand's international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were headed for Dubai.The man, a 36-year-old United Arab Emirates citizen, was waiting to check-in for his flight at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport when he was apprehended by undercover anti-trafficking officers, who had been monitoring him since his black market purchase of the rare and endangered animals, according to the FREELAND Foundation, an...
  • TSA stands by decision to use intimate screening techniques on 6-year-old girl

    04/14/2011 10:28:33 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/13/11 | Chris Moody
    Facing outrage after a video surfaced online of a Transportation Security Agency (TSA) worker performing the new enhanced pat-down techniques on a six-year-old girl, TSA defended its decision in a statement Wednesday. Some folks are asking if the proper procedures were followed. Yes. TSA has reviewed the incident and the security officer in the video followed the current standard operating procedures, a TSA spokesman wrote on the agencys official blog. Six-year-old Anna Drexel was flagged to undergo an extra screening procedure at the New Orleans airport earlier this month that required an agent to place her fingers inside the rim...
  • Man arrested at Logan with antique guns(MA)

    04/10/2011 5:41:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 7 April, 2011 | Martin Finucane and Travis Andersen
    A 44-year-old man is facing charges after trying to pass through a security checkpoint at Logan International Airport with two antique pistols, State Police said. State Police said they arrested Brent Cameron of New London, N.H., at about 7:43 a.m. yesterday at Terminal E after he was stopped by TSA officers. The pistols were detected by TSA workers using an X-ray machine. No ammunition was found with the guns. Cameron told troopers he had bought the guns, .22-caliber Derringers, at an auction last week and said he did not know they were in the bag, State Police said.
  • The 10 Best Airports In The World (No, America isn't in the top 10)

    03/30/2011 4:55:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/30/2011 | Leah Goldman and Gus Lubin
    The world's best airport is located in Hong Kong, and it is just getting better. HKIA received the highest rating, up from third place, in a survey of 11 million travelers published today by Skytrax. The 13-year-old airport was the world's busiest airport by cargo traffic in 2010. Over the next decade it will add another 20 gates. Other top airports are mostly in Asia, including last year's winner in Singapore. Sorry, but none of them are located in America. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE TOP 10 AND REASONS WHY...
  • Suspicious Package Reported at MIA

    03/24/2011 9:13:10 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 8 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | March 24, 2011 | BRIAN HAMACHER
    Hours after a massive fire ripped through a fuel tank at Miami International Airport, a suspicious package caused an evacuation of a terminal Thursday morning. Concourse J at Terminal 5 was evacuated and locked down shortly before 8 a.m. after a suspicious bag was found on a baggage carousel. A bomb squad was called in as authorities investigated. The area was cleared by 9 a.m. and passengers were being allowed back into the concourse. The fire was reported in a fuel tank around 11 p.m. Wednesday, and took firefighters a couple hours to extinguish. No one was injured.
  • Large fuel fire breaks out at Miami International Airport

    03/23/2011 11:34:15 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 27 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 3-24-2011 | Luisa Yanez and Diana Moskovitz
    Miami-Dade firefighters were battling a major fire at Miami International Airport early Thursday. Drivers could see smoke billowing from the airport as they drove on nearby State Road 836 shortly after 11 p.m. The fire started Wednesday night and raged into early Thursday morning. The fire was at a fuel tank farm in the southeast corner of the airport, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Capt. Eric Baum said. The fire was not near runways or the terminals, he said. An airport spokeswoman said that, as of 1 a.m., only one flight had been delayed. But getting the fire under control would...