Long before 9/11 increased airport security, there were a number of hijackings in the late 1960s and early 70s. Most of the hijackers forced pilots to land in Cuba after the U.S. banned travel to the country. A Minnesota woman and her 15-month-old daughter were on one of those flights nearly 50 years ago.
As we head into the busy summer travel season a new investigation has found some disturbing gaps in security at airports across the country. Undercover agents were able to smuggle things, like explosives and weapons, through checkpoints.
If you’ve been to the airport recently, you have probably seen people breezing through the pre-check security lines. The attractiveness of having pre-check status is growing as MSP Airport is warning travelers to get to the airport two and a half hours early. That warning comes as long security lines are resulting in more missed flights at MSP. So, we wondered how do you get pre-check status? And is it worth it?
It is the busiest time of year to fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as several families and students head out on spring break trips. Transportation Safety Administration officials said it’s now important to get to the airport two-and-a-half hours before your flight at least for the next month to deal with long waits in security lines.
A six year old girl was frisked at a New Orleans airport, and her parents have posted video on Youtube.
Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole is urging travelers to avoid delaying actions at airports this Thanksgiving. Pistole recorded a public service message with suggestions for efficient security screening procedures.
Chad wondered the other day when a politician was going to come out against the new TSA security procedures. Take a look at Ron Paul speaking in Congress saying “Enough is enough…”
Lithium batteries are raising red flags for airport security. N.Y. Daily News columnist Mike Lupica joins Michele to discuss the 9/11 Mosque issue.