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Blog Posts for 2008

  • July 14, 2008
    MYTH: TSA's watch list has more than 1 million names on it.BUSTER: First, TSA doesn't have a watch list. TSA is a customer of the Terrorist Screening Center , a component of the FBI that is responsible for maintaining the consolidated terrorist...
  • July 11, 2008
    One has to figure, over the course of any trip, be it business or pleasure, there are dozens of opportunities to lose things.Hotels, shuttles, restaurants, buses, rental cars, airplanes, taxis, restrooms, and yes, even security checkpoints present "...
  • July 10, 2008
    Some of you have asked about the Washington Times Blog Piece that talked about shock bracelets. We reached out to the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate to see if there was any validity to this story, and there...
  • July 07, 2008
    We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the evolution of the security checkpoint here during the past seven months. Some ideas like the Diamond Lanes and our screening of the MacBook Air have been tremendously well received while other topics like...
  • July 03, 2008
    The ID topic has elicited lots of emotion. Many posters feel very strongly on this topic and I respect that discussion and their positions. This is a case where taking steps for aviation security touch other, related controversies that are larger...
  • July 02, 2008
    Okay, we continue to receive questions on the ID requirement. I will attempt to answer as many as possible below. It’s kind of a virtual chat. We’d love to be able to do a live chat and we’re exploring that technological possibility.There is also...
  • July 01, 2008
    While sifting through our alerts, we often see stories we have to read twice just to make sure we're not reading the Onion.There's always crazy stuff going on in the aviation industry, and if you're like us, you love to read about it.Enjoy!BobEoS...
  • 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...

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