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Blog Posts for November 2008

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  • November 28, 2008
    The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is usually a very busy day at the nation’s airports, and traditionally, the second busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As we noted in an earlier post, the Air Transport Association forecasted a...
  • November 26, 2008
     I just spent five hours working alongside Transportation Security Officers at Baltimore Washington International's Southwest Terminal A to help out with the traditional Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving-rush. Thing is, no rush ever occurred. Sure,...
  • November 26, 2008
    I spoke with the TSA Contact center today to see what the number one travel question was so far this holiday season. Drum roll please…Can I take my pie with me on the plane?The answer is yes! Just send it through the X-ray and you’ll be one step...
  • November 25, 2008
    On November 17, several bloggers gathered together at TSA Headquarters for a roundtable chat with DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff and TSA Administrator Kip Hawley.The following bloggers accepted the invitation and participated in the roundtable:Rich...
  • November 24, 2008
    This Thanksgiving season will be the first time that the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has projected a decrease in holiday passenger traffic since 2001. Higher fuel prices combined with reduced consumer spending have led to a projected...
  • November 19, 2008
     Starting today, the Ad Council will launch the “Why?” campaign . The campaign will explain the reasons behind some of TSA’s most controversial security procedures. The goal of this public awareness effort is to reach the largest audience possible...
  • November 13, 2008
    A story in USA Today does a great disservice to the Federal Air Marshal Service. Like any law enforcement agency, a small percentage of bad apples always garner more media attention than the overwhelming number of outstanding professionals. While...
  • November 10, 2008
    The Diamond Self Select Program [link ] started back in February 2008 at Salt Lake City International Airport and is now operating in 48 airports. The program allows passengers to proceed through the security checkpoint at their own pace by...
  • November 05, 2008
    While scouring the internet for TSA related information, I came across an interesting testimonial regarding paperless boarding passes from a passenger who travelled through the Detroit Metro Airport. (DTW)“Checked in online for my flight today and...
  • November 04, 2008
    It is with great pleasure that I begin my first official blog post at the TSA. I arrived at HQ last week with aspirations common to most recent college graduates. Pumped full of “unique” ideas that could potentially change the entire world, I...
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