TSA needs to drop, not postpone, their changes to the prohibited items list

TSA has postponed its changes to its prohibited items list which would have permitted pocket knives, golf clubs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and other items to be taken into airplane cabins by passengers. Ned Levi discusses the rule changes and suggests TSA needs to follow a commonsense approach and drop the changes all together.

The FAA, airlines, consumers and political hardball

While the FAA sequestration fiasco had been brewing, airline and pilot lobbyists together with consumer groups were furiously working behind the scenes in unprecedented unity to head off what each group saw as a possible pending disaster involving delays and misuse of earmarked aviation system funds.

Speak out now on the TSA’s full-body scanners

It’s been almost five years since the Transportation Security Administration quietly began installing its so-called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) — better known as full-body scanners — at airports nationwide. And now the government wants to know what you think of the machines.

Tarmac-delay rules should not be negotiable

In an audacious request to the Department of Transportation (DOT), Airlines for America (A4A) and the Regional Airline Association (RAA) have requested a temporary exemption from “tarmac-delay regulations for a period of 90 days or until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sequestration furloughs end, whichever is longer…” The response from the Consumer Travel Alliance (CTA) is, “No exemptions” in the strongest terms.