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January 22, 2013
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  • TSA: Fliers need to be mindful of bringing weapons
    Last year, officials confiscated 13 guns and 1,500 pounds of weapons at Palm Beach International Airport. "What surprises me frequently is the size of the knife a passenger brings, some of them bring machetes, that's not something you can forget was in your bag," says Sari Koshetz, a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman. WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach. Fla.) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Fla. man arrested at Orlando airport with gun in bag
    Jeffrey Galliher, 51, of Lake Helen, Fla., was arrested Monday at Orlando International Airport after agents found a .32-caliber Beretta semiautomatic handgun in his carry-on bag. The man had a concealed weapons permit, but that did not entitle him to bring the gun on a plane, officials said. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Airport restaurants give travelers a reason to arrive early
    Travelers at New York's LaGuardia Airport are lingering longer at new restaurants outfitted with iPads that let guests order a meal, check their e-mail and have reading material delivered from the nearby newsstand. Airport restaurant company OTG paid $50 million to remodel two of the airport's Delta terminals, where it's now the exclusive concessionaire overseeing two dozen restaurants, cafes and bars. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FAA launches study of personal electronic devices
    The Federal Aviation Administration has started a six-month study of personal electronic devices. The FAA group is considering relaxing its in-flight ban on use of the devices. "The group’s goal is to help operators decide if they can allow more widespread use of electronic devices in today’s aircraft and make sure tomorrow's aircraft designs are protected from interference," the FAA said in a statement. Air Transport World (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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