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2011-04-01 20:19:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), and the Air Transport Association (ATA) met recently with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole and received approval from TSA for testing of a new crewmember screening system. This enhanced identity and employment verification system for airline pilots will make airport checkpoint screening more efficient for all who depend on air transportation. The...

2011-03-16 06:30:00

Creation of Trusted Traveler Program, Limit on Checked Bag Fee at Heart of Proposal to Improve Security, Streamline Process for Travelers WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Travel Association and a panel of travel and security experts today unveiled a groundbreaking plan to improve security at America's airports and reduce the burden on travelers. Among the most notable recommendations are the creation of a trusted traveler program and a requirement that...

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2011-02-02 08:25:00

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday unveiled its new pilot program aimed at calming the uproar over full-body scanners used to screen travelers at airports around the country. The new software will no longer produce an image of the actual person said the TSA. The new scanners will be released in three US airports that will show screeners an alert on a generic male or female figure only if something suspicious is detected and will highlight the spot of concern. The...

2010-11-22 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator John S. Pistole today issued a public service announcement to thank the traveling public for their continued support and partnership and address new implemented procedures. The message is being made available to airports nationwide to play on public announcement systems during this holiday travel season in order to ensure passengers are prepared for screening when coming through...

2010-11-22 11:40:00

In the news release, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Offer Holiday Travel Tips, issued today by Alaska Air Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sixth paragraph, second sentence, should read "The fee for unaccompanied minors (children traveling alone) is $25 one way" rather than "The fee for unaccompanied minors (children traveling alone) is $75 one way" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Offer...

2010-11-22 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the busy holiday travel season, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air offer the following tips: Check in online or at a kiosk. Passengers can check in online for domestic and international flights up to 24 hours before departure at alaskaair.com or horizonair.com. International passengers also can enter passport information online. Alaska and Horizon also provide check-in kiosks at airports and many off-site locations. Alaska Airlines...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

CHANTILLY, Virginia, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, a global leader in the delivery of high security solutions and the #1 provider of smart cards to the U.S. Federal government, has been selected to provide its award-winning ID-One(TM) PIV smart card to members of CLEAR, Alclear LLC's Trusted Traveler program. CLEAR offers members speed and predictability through airport security by partnering with airports to provide a designated CLEARlane at...

2010-10-04 07:41:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) program called Team Care assisted more than 750 families who have children with life-threatening illnesses as they traveled through Orlando International Airport (MCO) during the past year. Such customer service is part of TSA's practice of assisting people with disabilities during the security screening process - similar to the enhanced support TSA extends to traveling wounded veterans and their...

2010-09-30 12:00:00

EAGLE, Colo., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $4.6 million to Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) for construction of a new in-line baggage handling system. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) "This technology will streamline the baggage screening process while strengthening security," said TSA Federal...

2010-09-14 12:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an award of approximately $20.3 million to General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) for the construction of a new in-line baggage handling system designed to enhance TSA's efforts to strengthen security at airports. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) "The automated baggage screening system...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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