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2008-09-15 18:00:25

NEW YORK, and JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear(R), the leading provider of airport security fast pass lanes, and Vigilant Solutions, the second largest provider, announced today that the companies signed a reciprocal fee agreement. That agreement will allow cardholders from Vigilant's two programs in Jacksonville, Florida and Gulfport, Mississippi to use their cards at Clear's 17 airports including those in New York, Atlanta (opening this month), San Francisco, Orlando and...

2008-08-28 15:00:49

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the expansion of its popular "Self-Select Lanes" program to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. "The opening of these new lanes is the result of a lot of hard work and truly demonstrates the commitment to partnership by Sky Harbor, its tenant airlines and the TSA," said Verdi White, TSA's Phoenix federal security director. "Since initial rollout, these self-select lanes have already increased throughput and helped...

2008-08-25 12:00:58

A U.S. Homeland Security Department plan requiring three-day advance notice from foreign fliers would be bad for business, say airline leaders. The registry plan would take effect in January and aim to give security officials more time to check for terrorism and immigration problems among an estimated 14 million visitors annually, USA Today reported Monday. But airline and other business leaders say the measure would keep travelers away and hurt the U.S. image. "The U.S. already has a...

2008-08-20 09:01:06

By Joe Sharkey One recent afternoon, I spent about 90 minutes waiting by the security checkpoints near the Delta Air Lines counter at La Guardia Airport. You can see a lot just by observing, as Yogi Berra told me that he said more than once. First, it's amazing how many travelers arrive at the airline check-in counter with grossly overweight bags and then keep others waiting in line while they kneel on the floor, pulling belongings from one bag and cramming them into another. I even saw...

2008-08-15 06:00:29

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- It's not surprising that Tim Burke is taking an airplane flight Monday, but it is unusual that he's looking forward to it. The reason: Starting on Saturday, some of the nation's airline passengers will not have to remove their laptops at airport checkpoints. "I'm going to feel a sense of freedom," said Burke, CEO of Garven gift-packaging company, who makes weekly flights between his home in Denver and the company's headquarters in Minneapolis....

2008-08-14 09:00:47

AAAE's Transportation Security Clearinghouse (TSC), the largest civilian clearinghouse in the U.S., continues to be a highly effective and efficient provider of required background-check services for airlines and airports of all sizes, its customers reported in a just-completed survey. Notably, 98 percent of the survey respondents reported being very satisfied with their overall experience with TSC. The survey, while emphasizing TSC's value to its users, underscores that the...

2008-08-11 18:00:39

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that Verified Identity Pass -- operator of Clear(R) -- has met program encryption standards for enrollment computers and may resume Registered Traveler enrollment immediately. This change comes after Verified Identity Pass reported an unencrypted Clear(R)-owned laptop computer containing data of approximately 33,000 customers was missing from San Francisco International Airport. The laptop was later recovered by Clear(R)...

2008-08-08 06:00:42

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration may allow airports to ban firearms from terminals, parking lots, roads and other airport areas where many states currently allow passengers to carry lethal weapons. Airport officials and lawmakers are watching closely as the TSA weighs a request by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to modify its security program to impose an airportwide ban on guns. It is the first such request to TSA from an...

2008-08-05 12:00:36

By The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Aug. 5--SAN FRANCISCO -- If you planned to sign up for the Clear program that allows you to speed through airport security screening today, postpone that plan. Because of a laptop stolen at San Francisco International Airport, the Transportation Security Agency has temporarily suspended all new enrollments in the Registered Traveler program at 17 airports nationwide. The ban on new enrollments includes all three Bay Area airports, SFO, Oakland International...

2008-07-25 09:01:00

The future of Registered Traveler Programs, as they exist today, has been put in doubt by the announcement that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will no longer provide RT security threat assessments, according to Jeff Minushkin, chairman of Priva Technologies, Inc., which itself is an approved RT service provider. "In essence, the TSA is saying that there is little, if any, security value to RT programs," says Minushkin. Minushkin points out that, in its announcement,...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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