3 allegedly made bomb threats at airports

NEWARK, N.J., March 18 (UPI) -- Three bomb threats disrupted operations at airports in Miami and Newark, N.J., police and airport officials said.
TSA replacing some X-ray body scanners

TSA replacing some X-ray body scanners

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration is replacing X-ray body scanners at some U.S. airports with equipment that experts say is safer, ProPublica reported.

TSA: More guns found at checkpoints

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The number of guns found at U.S. airport security checkpoints has risen in the past two years due to a rise in gun sales, security experts said.

Airline 'pre-check' program to expand

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration's "pre-check" program, easing airport security lines, will continue to grow, a TSA spokesman said.

Former TSA agent charged with kiddie porn

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A former Transportation Security Administration agent in Florida has been charged with possessing child pornography on his home computer.
TSA fires 5 workers, suspends 38 in Fla.

TSA fires 5 workers, suspends 38 in Fla.

FORT MYERS, Fla., June 4 (UPI) -- The Transportation Security Administration fired five workers and suspended 38 others for not performing screenings at a Florida airport, a spokesman said.

TSA may fine for wrong terrorist IDs

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it may fine airlines up to $25,000 when they wrongly tell passengers they're on a terrorist watch list.
U.S. reveals way to get off terror list

U.S. reveals way to get off terror list

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a way for people who don't belong on terrorist watch lists to be spared extra scrutiny at the airport.

Air passenger bill weakened

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Advocates for airline passengers say legislation before the U.S. Congress intended to prevent long waits on the runway has been weakened.

Call for new airlines regulatory power

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation Committee says he wants to increase the federal government's power to fine airlines for poor customer service. A fine of $10,000 per passenger per violation "would get their attention," said Rep. James Obersta

House mulls passenger plane cargo scans

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are favoring a bill that would require the security inspection of all cargo on U.S. passenger aircraft.

Record number of baggage problems in Aug.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation said air travelers at U.S. airports experienced a record number of problems with their luggage in August.

US Airways managers serve Philly flyers

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- US Airways officials have flown to Philadelphia International Airport to serve coffee and snacks to passengers, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday.

Puncture holes on jets are investigated

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Two more US Airways jets at the Charlotte, N.C., airport have been found with holes in their fuselage, similar to one previously found on another plane.

Stranded travelers get fewer perks

, July 6 (UPI) -- The financial woes of several old-style U.S. hub-and-spoke airlines are making them less generous with stranded travelers.
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