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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part Two)

Posted June 25, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Why can’t TSA exhibit common sense now and then? If we’re to believe that TSA screeners are well-trained professionals, why can’t they handle an occasional judgment call?

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Terminal Madness: What is Airport Security? (Part One)

Posted June 18, 2014 by Patrick Smith

In America and much of the world, security enhancements put in place following the catastrophe of September 11th, 2001, have been drastic and of two kinds: those practical and effective, and those irrational and pointless.

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UPDATED: Multiple People Shot at LAX Security Checkpoint

Posted November 1, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

A person shot multiple people at LAX on Friday morning.

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A Culture Lost – Five Ways Federal Air Marshals Have Changed Since 9/11

Posted October 15, 2013 by Clay Biles

The Federal Air Marshal Service has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, much of the culture gained over the first 40 years that air marshals existed has been lost in the post-9/11 world.

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TSA Pre✓ Expanding to 60 Additional Airports, Totaling 100

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Love TSA Pre✓, but hate that a few airports you frequent aren’t a part of the program? Good news! The TSA on Wednesday announced that the number of airports participating in TSA Pre✓ is more than doubling by 60 to 100 total. Airports that already have TSA Pre✓ will also be seeing the expansion of […]

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Government Accountability Office Releases TSA Oversight Review

Posted July 31, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, The House held a hearing on the challenges the TSA faces in the wake of a Government Accountability Office released the day before. The 38 page report detailing how the TSA could strengthen oversight of allegations of employee misconduct shows several weaknesses in the TSA misconduct system. The TSA’s reputation is not […]

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Signing Up For Global Entry- A First Hand Account

Posted July 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

After several months of listening to “you don’t have Global Entry?” I finally decided to pull the trigger and sign up for the “trusted traveler” program. For those of you that may not have heard of Global Entry, lets take a moment to go over what the program is. Basically, in so many words, it […]

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The TSA has joined Instagram
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#Follow @TSA On Instagram #NoFilter #InstaTSA

Posted July 2, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Ever wonder what exactly the TSA confiscates from naughty passengers at airports around the country, but hate loading a whole web page? Good news! The TSA has launched their very own Instagram feed, displaying many of the items that they confiscate from passengers at security checkpoints. The Instagram feed shares a lot of the same […]

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FAA cut backs due to sequestration had resulted in the furloughing of ATC employees, causing massive delays throughout the country.
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Sequestration And You- How To Avoid The Delays

Posted April 21, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

So, your elected officials can’t do their job properly, but you already knew that. With an all time low approval rating, our lovely congress has failed to stop automatic spending cuts, and those cuts are hitting the FAA hard.

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Overstock CEO Arrested At Airport Carrying Loaded Gun

Posted January 19, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Patrick Byrne, the oft-embattled CEO of Overstock.com, was arrested in Salt Lake City after TSA screeners found a gun in his carry-on.

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