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TSA Tests Better Bomb-Detecting Scanners for Carry-Ons

TSA Tests Better Bomb-Detecting Scanners for Carry-Ons

By David Koenig | Jun 19
Security screeners are testing a 3-D scanner to inspect carry-on bags, a measure they hope will improve their ability to detect bombs and maybe shorten lines at the checkpoint.

The Pros and Cons of Privatizing Air Traffic Control

The Pros and Cons of Privatizing Air Traffic Control

By Joan Lowy | Jun 9
The handover of about 300 airport towers and other flight tracking centers would be one of the largest transfers of U.S. government assets.

Hitting the Wrong Note: United Refuses to Let Violinist to Board with Valuable Instrument

Hitting the Wrong Note: United Refuses to Let Violinist to Board with Valuable Instrument

By Jim Suhr | Jun 7
A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight and left her worried her hands may have been harmed.

Trump to Embrace Privatization of Air Traffic Control System

Trump to Embrace Privatization of Air Traffic Control System

By Ken Thomas | Jun 7
President Donald Trump plans to lay out his vision for overhauling the nation's air traffic control system on Monday, outlining his goals to privatize the system in a White House speech.

U.S. Official Mulling Greatly Expanded Airplane Laptop Ban

U.S. Official Mulling Greatly Expanded Airplane Laptop Ban

May 30
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

Business, Leisure Travelers Ponder Flying Without Laptops

By David Koenig and Joyce M. Rosenberg | May 21
Airline passengers have become hooked on their laptops and tablets to get work done or just kill time during long flights. But U.S. aviation-security officials appear determined to ban large electronic devices in the cabin of flights from Europe.

Australia Considers Banning Laptops from Airliner Cabins

Australia Considers Banning Laptops from Airliner Cabins

By Rod McGuirk | May 19
Australia is considering following the United States and Britain in banning laptops from inbound airliner cabins, the prime minister said.

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

By Don Babwin | Apr 16
A tense, three-hour hearing Thursday about what happened to a passenger dragged from his seat on a United flight exposed confusion even among Chicago city officials about the duties of the little-known police force.

Lawyer: Dragged Passenger Will Need Reconstructive Surgery

Lawyer: Dragged Passenger Will Need Reconstructive Surgery

By Don Babwin and Sara Burnett | Apr 15
United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat.

JetBlue Apologizes for Swapping Children Passengers

JetBlue Apologizes for Swapping Children Passengers

Sep 5
Jetblue has apologized for a mixup that ended up delivering a different child to a waiting mother.

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