The NYT had an interesting column on how we can reduce the length of the security lines at airports. (Start with your shoes.) However the piece left out one obvious factor lengthening security lines: carry on baggage. Security lines would move much quicker if more people checked their luggage rather than carry it on board. Show More Summary
“Delta gifted the TSA two innovation lanes this week at the airline’s hometown Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The lanes speed up wait times at security by providing five divestment points. An automated bin system keeps...Show More Summary
TSA no longer stands for "Total Standstill Ahhhhh!" [ more › ]
Apps and websites predict how long you’ll wait in the TSA security line. [ more › ]
Holiday weekends always suck for traveling but this one should be particularly hellacious. The TSA’s troubles won’t be resolved anytime soon , and lines are so long in some places that airlines have resorted to building their own customized checkpoint systems. Read more...
I recently wrote about who should get TSA PreCheck given that the TSA lines at airports across the country have been insanely long recently with reports that they may get worse this summer. It seems that some actions are now being taken...Show More Summary
Bob Mason arrived nearly two hours before a business trip out of Ontario Airport a couple of years ago only to face the headache that all travelers dread: a security screening line that seemed to go on forever. “I barely made my flight,” said Mason, a healthcare consultant from Redlands. “That...
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As if TSA checkpoint delays hadn't slowed down air travel enough, the busy season is only getting started.
To help alleviate long lines at Atlanta’s airport, Delta spent more than a million dollars to install a pair of new high-tech security lanes that can handle more passengers simultaneously. When even the airlines, who are happy to charge passengers extra to sit next to their family members , thinks the TSA is doing a bad job, you know there’s a problem. Read more...
GREAT MOMENTS IN SECURITY KABUKI: TSA Wants a Closer Look at Actress Rose Byrne’s Breast Milk.
Summary: I don’t use the term “unmitigated gall” very often, but that phrase sprang to mind upon reading that the Transportation Security Administration was trying to shift the blame for lengthy screening delays—at least in part—to its “customers,” the traveling public. From a PR point of view, this is always a risky tactic in a crisis.
Airlines say it's the TSA, while TSA is pointing at Congress
Columnists, cranks, and "thought leaders" have long believed they know how to run airlines better than the professionals who get you home safely and reliably. In the past few weeks, we've seen a notable amount of silliness written about the TSA's inability to manage their part of the process. Show More Summary
As Congress puts pressure on the TSA to ease long lines in airports across the nation, new screening technology is being tested out at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport
Talk about deadheading... This crusty ol' chap is actually a prop from the #TexasChainsawMassacre movie. He was brought through a checkpoint at the Atlanta (#ATL) International Airport, where as you can see, he was screened and sent on his jolly way. Show More Summary
You may be standing in a line that extends beyond the limits of both time and space, but it wasn't always like this. For those in need of some reassurance in these dark times of two-hour airport security checkpoint waits, these visual...Show More Summary
Air travelers should brace for even longer waits at security checkpoints this year.
And once again, Carnaval will be all but shutting down the Mission on Sunday, if you're trying to get around in a car. [ more › ]
House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul has been making the media rounds lately calling out the Obama administration for their lackluster...