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What we’re reading: Emergency exit incidents, Schumer says seat families together, showdown at TSA scanners

two emergency exit incidents, Senator urges airlines to seat families together, showdown at the TSA scanner

What we’re reading: Crandall’s view on merger, TSA laughing at your image, hangover recovery tips

Crandall's view on merger, TSA laughing at body images, hangover recovery
By |December 27th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

What we’re reading: Airport scanner radiation, man wears 70 items of clothing, full-fare air ads in Canada

Are airport scanners nuking you, man wears 70 items of clothing, Air ticket price transparency in Canada
By |December 20th, 2012|Today|1 Comment|

Weekend musings: Whole-body scanners faking it, round-the-world travel, coming pilot shortage

This weekend we take time to look into one of TSA's largest contractors being suspected of faking software tests to alter the performance of whole-body scanners. We take a close look at the costs of round-the-world travel and think about changes coming from a looming pilot shortage.
By |November 17th, 2012|Today|3 Comments|

What we’re reading: LOT’s 787 routes, UK airport axes body scanners, $21,000 fine for baggage-belt death

LOT announces 787 routes, Manchester (UK) airport to remove whole-body scanners, US Airways fined $21,000 after accident
By |September 20th, 2012|Today|2 Comments|

What we’re reading: TSA studies new body scanners, couple’s sex-toy humiliation, keeping LAX butterflies safe

New body scanners may be on the way, couple says Continental workers humiliated them, keeping butterflies safe at LAX

What we’re reading: Logan upgrading whole-body scanners, Mid-Atlantic hotels accused of price gouging, IAH gets Spirit Airlines

Boston Logan upgrading to privacy enhanced body scanners

Logan Airport will be upgrading its whole-body scanners that will display “Gumby-like” images rather than the more detailed images currently in use.
BOS will end up swapping out all 25 of the airport’s Rapiscan Systems AIT units with L-3 Security ProVision AIT units by the fall. TSA last year announced it would spend $44.8 million to purchase 300 of the upgraded units (ATW Daily News, Sept. 9, 2011), to be deployed at 29 airports around the country (ATW Daily News, Oct. 10, 2011).

What we’re reading: Delta considers bid for oil refinery, TSA not using body scanners efficiently, 12 injured when UA flight hits turbulence

Delta considers bid for oil refinery to control fuel costs, TSA not always using body scanners efficiently according to GSA, 12 injured when UA flight hits turbulence over Louisiana

Are TSA’s whole body scanners worthless?

Jonathan Corbett, an pro-4th Amendment advocate and the first person in this country to sue the TSA for invasion of privacy, figured out how to go through TSA’s body scanner with a hand-sized metal object concealed in a side pocket of his shirt. He did it repeatedly and even sent the video to TSA for their study. Here is his video released to the public.

After all of the Sturm und Drang, are they worthless?

What we’re reading: Chefs to make on-board meals, TSA to test airport scanner operators, where are all the LCCs?

Airlines recruit chefs to make on-board meals, TSA to test airport scanner operators for radiation, where are all the LCCs?