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How Travelers Should Prepare For Busy Airports This Summer

As summer 2022 approaches, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is preparing for substantial travel numbers. They believe passenger volumes may even exceed that of 2019 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.  The TSA’s Statement  TSA Administrator, David Pekoske, said: “Daily passenger volumes at TSA checkpoints show that people are traveling again, and …

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These U.S. Airports Have The Longest Wait Times At Security

Do you know how long you are going to wait at the airport? You will now! A new report shared by Bounce, a luggage storage app, shows which airports give the longest and shortest wait times at security.  For travelers, the wait time at airports can affect their travel experience, and having data about selected …

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U.S. Airports Are Getting New High Tech Scanners That Will Speed Up Security Lines

TSA will deploy new computer tomography systems to analyze carry-on items starting this summer  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced last Friday that the agency recently acquired new full-size Computed Tomography (CT) x-ray systems to analyze carry-on items. The new scanners will be installed at the TSA checkpoints across airports in the United States during …

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TSA Extends Mask Mandate For Flights And Airports Until April 18

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has just announced that it is extending its mask mandate for public transport by a further month – with it now set to end on 18 April. The mandate was due to end in a week’s time – 18 March. However, it is not the first time that the TSA …

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Unruly Passengers Could Now Lose TSA PreCheck Privileges

Unruly airplane passengers continue to be a problem in the U.S., and now the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is partnering with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the ongoing fight against them. Now, travelers who cause difficulties on airplanes are at risk of losing their TSA PreCheck credentials. Unruly Airplane Passengers Can Lose TSA PreCheck …

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Record Number Of Americans Traveled Over Thanksgiving

The number of people traveling over the last week for the Thanksgiving holidays set a new pandemic record, statistics have confirmed. According to figures taken from a wide range of sources, such as the TSA’s security check records and data on car travel that the Automobile Association of America (AAA) analyzed, a new pandemic travel …

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TSA Publishes Guidance For Travelers Over Halloween

The Transport Secretary Administration (TSA) has just published guidance designed to keep travelers safe and minimize any potential issues or disruptions that may arise as a result of how they choose to celebrate the Halloween festivities. With travel disruptions and hold ups often proving to be more of a horror show for travelers than the …

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TSA Vaccine Mandate May Cause Long Wait Times For Travelers In The U.S.

Following the news of the U.S. opening to international travelers on November 8, the TSA is now in the spotlight to complete its vaccination mandate ahead of the busy holiday season. If the TSA does not meet its vaccination requirements by the November 22 deadline, it could lead to TSA staffing shortages which would likely …

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TSA Doubles Fines For Those Who Refuse To Wear Masks On Planes

On September 10th, the United States Department of Homeland Security made an announcement that it will greatly increase fines imposed on people who violate the federal mask mandate. As a result, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) doubles the fines for all mask mandate violators. The Federal Mask Mandate Remains in Effect Until January 2022 The Transportation …

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U.S. Travelers Ignore Delta Over Labor Day Weekend Almost Reaching 2019 Levels

Figures released by the TSA that detail the number of travelers passing through TSA checkpoints across airports in the US have shown a welcome boost in the total number of people traveling over the weekend. The news is bound to be welcomed by the travel industry, following fears that people were deciding against traveling due …

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TSA Reports Large Drop In Passengers Due To Delta

The TSA has reported that the number of travelers passing through their security screening checkpoints has fallen to its lowest figures since May, suggesting that fewer people are traveling in the wake of the Delta variant. It is the first significant reduction in traveler numbers following several months of the same figures rising in the …

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Mandatory Masks On U.S. Airlines Could Be Dropped By September

The CEO of Southwest Airlines has claimed that there is no push amongst those in the industry to extend the mask mandate once it expires in just a few weeks. Whilst other mask mandates in everyday life seem to be being phased out, the wearing of face masks onboard aircraft is still very much a …

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