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Millions of Americans are traveling this week for the holidays. But for passengers with disabilities, the challenges of air travel can be significantly heightened. People continue to report embarrassing security pat downs, damaged and even lost mobility devices. In July…
By Karina Cuevas
The Transportation Security Administration say they are increasing security at Washington-area airports leading up to next week's presidential inauguration.
By David Koenig, Associated Press
With air travel down 95%, it's not surprising that airport security screeners are finding fewer guns in carry-on bags. What is perplexing, however, is that the ratio of guns to passengers has jumped sharply.
he travel and tourism industries generate about $1.6 trillion in U.S. economic activity — one-twelfth of the economy — and one in 20 jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
By David Koenig, Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The government shutdown has affected air travel by forcing airport security and air traffic controllers to work without pay and eliminating some routine safety inspections. TSA workers earn relatively low pay, so they are more likely than other federal employees…
By PBS NewsHour
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day: A surprisingly popular Instagram account. The Transportation Security Administration is not typically considered a source of entertainment. But TSA’s social-media feed of photographs is attracting a huge following of people entranced by…
Across the country, millions of summer travelers are experiencing record wait times in TSA security lines. Meanwhile, travel warnings have been issued for Americans heading to Europe, as fears of terrorist attacks increase. For more on the security issues facing…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Significant progress has been made on shortening screening lines since earlier this spring when airlines reported thousands of frustrated passengers were missing flights, the head of TSA said Tuesday.
By Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines.
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