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2008-06-24 02:29:59

Delta Air Lines has teamed up with Verified Identity Pass of New York City to provide quicker lines for passengers, the airline announced. For a $128 fee, passengers will be able join the shorter security checkpoint lines offered through the Registered Traveler program, which is operated by the Transportation Security Administration, USA Today reported Monday. The 125,000 people enrolled in the program have signed up at airports or through foreign airlines, the newspaper reported. Delta...

2008-06-23 06:00:19

By Thomas Frank WASHINGTON -- Delta Air Lines is planning to become the first major U.S. carrier to offer its passengers the option of paying for speedier security lines. Delta says it will start the Registered Traveler program this summer at terminals in New York's Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and in Los Angeles International Airport. Registered Traveler offers passengers who pay $128 a year can go through an exclusive line at airport checkpoints that is typically shorter than other...

2008-06-18 15:00:28

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the establishment of a new security initiative aimed at further enhancing airport airside and perimeter security. The Airside Vulnerability Reduction Team program will strengthen the coordination of work by TSA, law enforcement, and airline and airport security partners to reduce vulnerabilities to airport airside operations. Airside is defined as the secure side of the airport, to include the tarmac. The new initiative will...

2008-06-18 06:00:20

Delta Air Lines has announced that it is partnering with the Transportation Security Administration to launch paperless mobile check-in for domestic travel on Delta and Delta Connection flights departing from the airline's main terminal at New York's LaGuardia Airport, effective immediately. The partnership will allow customers to have the option of using their mobile device to check-in and receive an electronic boarding pass via their web-enabled devices. Customers traveling in the US,...

2008-06-17 06:00:26

By James Bernstein, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jun. 17--A Manhattan-based company said yesterday it has signed an agreement with Delta Air Lines to add terminals at three more airports, including Kennedy and LaGuardia, to a growing list of facilities that use electronic systems to allow airline passengers to get through security checks quickly. Verified Security Pass Inc. said its Clear system will be installed by mid-July at Delta's Terminal D at LaGuardia and at Delta Terminals 2 and 3 at...

2008-06-16 06:00:24

By Thomas Frank Day-to-day screening rivals passengers' security checks JACKSONVILLE -- Joseph Tyre empties the cellphones and keys from his pockets and prepares to be searched with a metal detector -- for the fourth time today. It's 11 a.m. at Jacksonville International Airport, and Tyre isn't a terrorism suspect. He's an airport maintenance worker. He and other workers at airports are part of a test ordered by Congress that aims to find out whether aviation security can be...

2006-11-02 15:00:32

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Covenant Aviation Security, LLC, of Bolingbrook, Ill. as the private screening contractor for San Francisco International Airport (SFO) under the Screening Partnership Program (SPP). Covenant has selected Lockheed Martin Information & Technology Services as a strategic subcontractor. This competitively awarded contract is for the procurement of security screening...

2006-02-09 17:35:36

By John Crawley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The development of an updated computerized program for vetting airline passengers against security watch lists has stalled again because of privacy concerns and questions about how the project is being managed, U.S. government officials said on Thursday. Kip Hawley, chief of the Transportation Security Administration, told Congress that he had ordered a review of the information technology systems at the heart of the long delayed and much...

2005-08-18 17:57:25

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Alaskans and one former state resident sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday in an effort to find out what information the agency collected about them as part of its troubled airline passenger screening program. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, two travel agents and two public school administrators argued that the TSA broke the law when it secretly assembled profiles of air...

2005-08-18 14:06:25

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Alaskans and one former state resident sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration on Thursday in an effort to find out what information the agency collected about them as part of its troubled airline passenger screening program. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Anchorage, two travel agents and two public school administrators argued that the TSA broke the law when it secretly assembled profiles of air...


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