Some private companies and the government are now trying to make the flying process easier for qualified flyers.
In the first six months of this year, Transportation Security Administration screeners found 894 guns on passengers or in their carry-on bags. That’s a 30 percent increase over the same period last year.
Police say a man who had fired a gun inside a ticketing area at Houston’s largest airport was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement official.
A new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives on planes was put on hold by federal officials on Monday.
A key Texas House committee has discussed a contentious proposal to criminalize excessive touching by agents during airport security pat-downs.
A bill that made national headlines for unsuccessfully attempting to criminalize excessive touching by agents during airport security pat-downs two years ago is back in the Texas Legislature.
Flight attendants with American Airlines are handing out papers to North Texas travelers as a demonstration against the TSA’s decision to allow some knives back on airplanes.
The plan to let airline passengers carry small knives on board planes will be grounded, if some flight attendant groups have their way.
Markey cites opposition from flight attendants, pilots and federal law enforcement officers. The Malden Democrat was joined by representatives of flight attendants and pilot unions.
Starting April 25th, the TSA will allow sporting equipment to be checked through security and onto the plane – gear such as golf clubs, hockey and lacrosse sticks, ski poles, and novelty bats.
Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.
Now that the budget axe is falling on Capitol Hill, the White House warns the cuts will be widespread.