Airport Workers Warn Aviation Security System 'Will Be Crippled' If Federal Shutdown Drags OnAs the longest government shutdown in U.S. history moved into its 34th day on Thursday, three labor unions were warning the nation’s entire aviation security system could soon break down under the pressure.
Feds Use Facial Recognition To Arrest Man Trying To Enter U.S. IllegallyCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) agents used new facial recognition technology to arrest a man trying to enter the U.S. illegally, the agency said Thursday.
TSA Launches New 3D Scanner Technology To Replace X-Ray ScannersThe scanners can see through cluttered bags and give screeners the ability to zoom in and rotate the bag for a 360-degree view.
Midway Airport Breaks Ground On New Security Pavilion ProjectPoliticians, airline executives and members of the TSA broke ground on the next phase of improvements at Midway airport.
Some Aldermen Want Hearings Before Airport Cops Are DemotedThe aldermen demand aviation department stop stripping its police force of power and title before the City Council can hold hearings.
Changes In Airport Security Announced After United Passenger Dragged Off PlaneCity leaders announced the changes made to security at Chicago's two airports, in the wake of the now-infamous dragging of a passenger off a United Airlines flight at O'Hare.
O'Hare Airport Launches International Flight Transfer BusChicago's O'Hare International Airport will offer a transfer bus so passengers who are connecting to international flights won't have to go through security again.
TSA Lines At O'Hare And Midway Airports Down To 10 Minutes Or LessAirport security wait times that sometimes stretched to two hours or more at O’Hare and Midway airports this spring have been cut down to 10 minutes or less, city officials announced Tuesday.
TSA Chief Says Progress Being Made On Shortening LinesOver the busy Memorial Day weekend, 99 percent of passengers at U.S. airports waited less than 30 minutes and 93 percent waited less than 15 minutes in regular security lines, Peter Neffenger told a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Head Of TSA Security Operations Removed From PositionA House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.
TSA Boss: Airport Lines Will 'Continue To Be A Challenge' This SummerThe head of the Transportation Security Administration on Friday warned travelers there are no quick fixes to the problems that have led to gargantuan lines at airport security at Chicago's airports as the summer travel season is ramping up.
TSA Boss In Chicago To Meet With Local Leaders About Airport DelaysThe head of the Transportation Security Administration will face some tough questions Friday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, members of Congress, and others, as the agency seeks to reduce excruciatingly long wait times at airport security checkpoints.
TSA Demonstrates How Carrying Prohibited Items Slow Security LinesTop officials from the TSA were at Midway International Airport on Thursday, to demonstrate how the public can help security screeners move people through checkpoints more quickly, and alleviate the painfully long lines seen at many airports in recent weeks.
Booming Demand For TSA PreCheck In Wake Of Long Waits At AirportsIf pictures of long security checkpoint lines at O’Hare and Midway airports have you a bit nervous about an upcoming flight, you might want to do what many people are doing and enroll in TSA’s PreCheck program.
Top Aldermen Want To Boot TSA, Privatize Chicago Airport SecuritySome powerful Chicago aldermen want to get rid of TSA officers at Chicago’s two airports, and switch to private security officers, in an effort to alleviate the dreadfully long lines at security checkpoints.