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New machinery helps airline passengers fly through security

With a new Delta Airlines flight, the Juneau International Airport faces five departures within two hours every morning during the summer.
TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON - Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats...a gradual easing of some of the security measures applied to airline passengers after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In 2005, the...
Banning assault weapons to counter the real threat of terrorism

...America. On the same day that the British government made arrests in that case, our government began prohibiting airline passengers from carrying any liquids past airport security checkpoints. Those restrictions have been relaxed some, but the...
TSA flouts the law on body scanners

...Enterprise Institute filed an amicus brief supporting EPIC's petition, along with the National Association of Airline Passengers, Electronic Frontier Foundation and six other organizations.This rulemaking is the only way to determine whether...
Passengers on small carriers to be weighed for FAA study

ANCHORAGE - Airline passengers traveling in rural Alaska soon will be weighed during a study period, so the Federal Aviation Administration can determine if...
Outside editorial: Time for a passenger bill of rights for air travel

Heeding growing groans of frustration from airline passengers, President Bush has given Transportation Secretary Mary Peters and Robert Sturgell, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation...
Young says TSA not meeting expectations

...said he regrets setting up the Transportation Safety Administration, the federal agency with the task of screening airline passengers. "If I had to do it over again, I probably would not have passed the TSA bill, because they did not do as I...
4 fisheries agents honored for their work in the skies

...enforcement agents in Alaska who normally protect fish and marine mammals spent two months last year protecting airline passengers, buttressing the air marshal program. Air marshals, armed anti-hijacking agents known only to the flight crews...
US needs new rules to eliminate pilot distraction

The following editorial first appeared in the Miami Herald: To the many woes plaguing airline passengers - smaller seats, higher ticket prices, fewer flights, etc. - add one more: Piloting while distracted. The concern arises...
Alaskans respond to attacks with increased security, donations

...relief organizations sprung into action to help out airline passengers stranded in Alaska airports who could not be put...workers set up cots in Sunday school rooms where airline passengers could spend the night. Those who did not fit into...


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