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TSA Delays Changes To Prohibited Carry On Items & It Makes No Sense

Later this week, on the 25th of April, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was all set to adjust its list of prohibited items allowed to be carried into an aircraft cabin, including small pocket knives, golf clubs and certain types of bats, however these changes have now been delayed.   In an e-mail from TSA…

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Why Do Aviation Security Agencies Miss The Obvious?

It is not often I pose a question regarding airport and aviation security that I don’t know the answer to … or at least have an idea of what the answer should be. If you only like posts that have an answer to the question … then this post isn’t for you. During my few…

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Why TSA ‘Enhanced Pat Downs’ Are Not Effective

For the past few months the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been testing the new ‘enhanced pat down’ at airports around the United States, before implementing this new security measure at every airport under its authority. The ‘enhanced pat down’ is in place primarily for airline travelers who choose to ‘opt out’ of being screened…

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Myth: Flight NW253 Terrorist Boarded The Flight With No Passport

  28/12/2009 – Myth: Flight NW253 Terrorist Boarded The Flight With No Passport Earlier today the Detroit News and New York Daily News reported that a couple, Kurt & Lori Haskell, of Newport, Michigan, both attorneys, witnessed Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab boarding Delta Flight 253, operated by Northwest Airlines without a passport at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.…

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Dear Secretary Napolitano Can You Tell Me How The System Worked?

28/12/2009 – Dear Secretary Napolitano Can You Tell Me How The System Worked? In the wake of the Christmas Day terrorist attempted on Delta Air Lines Flight 253 (NW253), operated by Northwest Airlines by Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab I have been closely watching the statements by Secretary Janet Napolitano of the US Department of…

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Northwest Airlines Flight 253 : Myths & Facts

27/12/2009 – Northwest Airlines Flight 253 : Myths & Facts There are many myths regarding Delta Air Lines Flight 253 (NW253), Operated by Northwest Airlines and the events of the day that lead to Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab igniting an incendiary device on-board the flight, on the 25th of December. While it is difficult…

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US Travel Security Changes That Do Little To Provide Any Security

26/12/2009 – US Travel Security Changes That Do Little To Provide Any Security As of today new security procedures are in place for all international flights headed to the United States…but due these new procedures offer us any additional security? On Christmas Day 23 year old Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab allegedly set off an…

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