Blog Posts for June 2008
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June 27, 2008
June 27th Update to ID Requirements:Now that the new ID requirement is almost one week old, we wanted to provide additional stats. Below are the latest numbers:Saturday, June 21-Wednesday, June 25:Total flyers: Approximately 10 millionFlyers...
June 23, 2008
UPDATE: We're aware of reports that someone was asked their political affiliation to verify their identity and it is being looked into. Here's a response given to us by Kip Hawley: "It's unequivocally not our policy to use political, religious, or...
June 20, 2008
If you're flying tomorrow, or anytime in the near future, you may want to make a note that tomorrow is the day the TSA enhances its ID requirements. There have been many misconceptions of the new requirements and I just wanted to attempt to clear...
June 16, 2008
Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) became the latest airport to unveil Checkpoint Evolution today. They introduced passengers to the new uniform , training , and new signage all geared towards making the checkpoint a much more relaxing environment...
June 13, 2008
While this story is not directly related to the TSA, it shows that a bomb can be hidden anywhere by those with fowl intent (pun intended). We thought we'd have a little fun, we hope you enjoy it:We’re not sure why the chicken crossed the road, but...
June 11, 2008
Last week we announced on our Web site a plan to begin REQUIRING ID from travelers on June 21st. This plan includes enabling our officers to refuse entry into the area beyond the security checkpoint to anyone who does not cooperate with us to...
June 05, 2008
Just like scientists strap cameras to wildebeests in the Serengeti, we have strapped a camera to a passenger. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to see exactly what a passenger sees as they walk through their brand new checkpoint at BWI. Watch...
June 03, 2008
Blogger’s Note:We thought you’d be interested in hearing directly from an officer first hand how some of the new technologies we’re putting in airports is affecting the job and in turn passengers’ experiences.Below is the first installment of these...