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2009-09-15 08:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced an Interim Final Rule (IFR) implementing the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) - a system TSA will use to fulfill the air cargo security requirements of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act) that mandates screening of 50 percent of cargo transported on passenger aircraft by February 2009 and 100 percent by August 2010. (Logo:...

2009-09-14 13:06:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starting tomorrow, American Airlines will roll out the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) new Secure Flight program to customers who purchase tickets on or after Sept. 15, 2009. Secure Flight is a behind-the-scenes program that streamlines the TSA's watch-list matching process to enhance the security of domestic and international commercial air travel. In accordance with this new TSA policy, American Airlines customers...

2009-08-17 10:47:00

Continued Recession and Volatile Energy Prices Further Reduce Air Service Levels for Remainder of 2009 WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, forecasts that 16 million passengers* will travel globally on U.S. airlines during the eight-day 2009 Labor Day holiday period, spanning Wed., Sept. 2 through Wed., Sept. 9. This is a decline of approximately 3.5 percent from the 17...

2009-08-12 11:41:00

Passengers to provide date of birth and gender when booking airline travel WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning August 15 U.S. airlines participating in the Secure Flight passenger vetting program may begin asking passengers to enter their date of birth and gender when making airline reservations. TSA has already begun to phase the airlines into the Secure Flight program and will complete domestic...

2009-05-21 09:03:00

Over 195 Million Passengers Expected to Fly this Summer: Campaign Continues to Educate Travelers about Procedures at Airport Checkpoints in time for Memorial Day NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- To coincide with Memorial Day and the start of the summer travel season, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is continuing their partnership with the Ad Council to launch a national public awareness campaign that educates passengers about TSA's upcoming Secure Flight program, a...

2009-05-15 08:15:00

Airlines Remain Concerned That Despite Reduced Capacity, Delays May be Inevitable WASHINGTON, May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today released its summer air travel forecast. ATA forecasts that 7 percent fewer passengers (about 150,000 per day)* will travel June 1 through Aug. 31, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008. Approximately 195 million passengers are expected to fly...

2009-05-12 16:44:00

Passengers encouraged to book travel using name on government ID WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that beginning May 15 the Secure Flight passenger vetting program will begin asking passengers to enter their full name -- as it appears on the government issued identification they will be traveling with -- when making airline reservations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) This is the...

2009-03-31 12:29:00

WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today the implementation of the Secure Flight program, which shifts pre-departure watch list matching responsibilities from individual aircraft operators to TSA and carries out a key recommendation of the 9/11 Commission. To date TSA has assumed the watch list matching responsibility for passengers on domestic commercial flights with four volunteer aircraft operators and will add more...

2008-09-18 06:00:32

A new identity matching system to improve security at U.S. airports is ready for deployment by S3 Matching Technologies of Austin, Texas. Designed to verify the identities of all workers cleared for employment at airport facilities, the Identity Matching product from S3 has already been demonstrated for managers of major airports. The system improves matching accuracy but needs the TSA to release the No Fly List and the No Fly "Selectee" or Watch List to a secure, private server. "These...

2008-07-31 15:00:44

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it may fine airlines up to $25,000 when they wrongly tell passengers they're on a terrorist watch list. TSA officials, stymied that airlines haven't taken steps to eliminate the delays and irritation that happen when a passenger has a name close to a terrorist watch list entry, said it would meet with airlines to make sure they aren't alarming people and telling them they're on a watch list when they aren't, spokeswoman Ellen Howe told...


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