A passenger who left his seat to pray in the back of a plane before it took off, ignoring flight attendants' orders to return, was removed by an airport security guard, a witness and the airline said.
As of this writing, only a handful of states have formally resisted implementation of the draconian REAL-ID act, where the Feds create a de facto national ID card by hijacking the driver licensing agencies of all 50 states. Despite the chilling
Initial reports made it sound as though April 1 was the day the Transportation Security Administration has so eagerly awaited: airport screeners caught a real, live, honest-to-goodness terrorist! At Orlando International! With "materials… that c
To the untrained eye, the man looked like any other traveler as he waited in line at Kennedy Airport. But something about the way he was acting caught the attention of two security screeners. For 16 minutes, they questioned him, scanned every inch of
As reported several weeks ago and in accordance with the Gilmore decision, ID is not required to fly in the United States. Two recent documents have corroborated this fact.
A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation. "I wouldn't wish this experience upon anyone,
A politically connected New York family filed an $8 million claim against Phoenix, blaming police officers for the death of Carol Gotbaum. Gotbaum, 45, died at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after she was arrested and placed in a holding ce
Is this the first and last we'll hear about this?
A US Airways pilot’s gun accidentally discharged during a flight from Denver to Charlotte Saturday, according to as statement released by the airline. [back to defending the plane with a spork]
The Homeland Security Department will soon require advance information on private flights to the United States to prevent a terrorist from smuggling a nuclear bomb into the country.
A Fox affiliate managed to get ahold of the TSA's raw data on luggage theft on their watch and is reporting that a whopping $31 million worth of valuables disappeared from the aviation system in the past three years. Many of these items went miss
Some diplomats have called the proposal blackmail. The US has threatened to require west Europeans and Britons to have US visas to enter if their governments won't sign on.
Ah, the Nazis. Modern America knows few epithets more vile. You can insult a man’s mother, wish rape on him, liken him to the hinder part of the alimentary canal. But don’t compare him to Germany’s totalitarians, even if he works for the TSA.
As you enter the security gauntlet at the mouth of the airport gate, a screener will be waiting with a handheld black light and a magnifying glass to determine whether your ID is fake. It is the latest measure that the Transportation Security Admi
Frustrated by long airport-security lines? Wondering why your grandma always gets frisked? The federal government wants to read your gripes at the "Evolution of Security" blog the Transportation Security Administration introduced.
Five years ago, after a pair of shoulder-fired missiles over Kenya narrowly missed a packed Israeli passenger jet, the government in Jerusalem recognized the threat to commercial aviation -- and sprang into action. By early 2006, all of the state-ow
If you're one of the millions of airline travelers who carry spare lithium laptop, cell phone and camera batteries with you, listen up: The government has some new rules which go into effect on New Year's Day.
The Transportation Security Administration doesn’t like pie in the sky. We kinda suspected that after the low-rated government agency issued new guidelines on food items that could be brought onboard. Now comes a firsthand report of TSA sillyness tha
More than a hundred people with fake identification were given employee security passes to Chicago's O'Hare airport, officials said. The airport raid, showed that rigid new security protocols implemented in the six years since the terrorist a
More than 15,000 people have appealed to the government since February to have their names removed from the terrorist watch list that delayed their travel at U.S. airports and border crossings, the Homeland Security Department says.
[The American dollar is so low foreigners should be flocking here for a cheap vacation.] The number of foreign visitors to the United States has plummeted since 9/11 attacks because foreigners don't feel welcome.
Reader Jake says a TSA agent dropped his laptop, smashing it in several places, then threatened him with arrest when he asked about filing a damage claim.
A House committee said Monday that it would hold hearings into why the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is withholding 24,000 responses by pilots for airlines and other companies to a government-sponsored safety survey
Security screeners at two of the nation's busiest airports failed to find fake bombs hidden on undercover agents posing as passengers in more than 60% of tests last year. Screeners missed about 75% of simulated explosives and bomb parts that Tran
(Why do they do this. Because they can) Under new rules proposed by the TSA, all airline passengers would need advance permission before flying into, through, or over the US regardless of citizenship or the airline's national origin.
Canadian airlines are balking at a plan by the US Dept of Homeland Security that would require them to turn over information about passengers flying above the US to reach third countries. The proposal, which appears at odds with Canada's privacy
Washington has angered Canada's airlines with a proposal to order them to hand over personal information about passengers who take flights that go south over U.S. airspace en route to sunny destinations. [fingerprints and retinal patterns next, e
ALAMOSA — All victims of the Oct. 4 crash of an Eagle Air Med flight bound from Chinle, Ariz. to Alamosa have been confirmed dead, their remains recovered and their names released.
The TSA plans to expand its use of screening machines that look under passengers' clothing for hidden weapons. New York's Kennedy and Los Angeles International airports will get "backscatter" X-ray machines that the ACLU has called
A Beechcraft King Air aircraft flown by Eagle Air Med was en route from Chinle, Ariz. to Alamosa when radar contact with the plane was lost at 11:23 p.m. Thursday night.