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March 5, 2013
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  • Airport security lines grow as sequester takes effect
    Security lines at major U.S. airports are already "150 to 200% as long as we would normally expect" due to spending cuts enacted Friday under sequestration, said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. She warned travelers to leave extra time for clearing security and said the agency has begun sending out furlough notices to agents. The Hill/Transportation blog (3/4), CNN (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • TSA to promote program aimed at easing security checks for disabled
    The Transportation Security Administration says it plans to begin aggressively promoting a new program that uses specially trained agents to improve security screening experiences for disabled passengers. The program launched this year and includes 3,000 agents who receive three additional hours of training. “We recognize that there is a group of passengers that represents lower risk, and at the same time tends to have greater needs of us," said assistant administrator for security operations Chris McLaughlin. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Passenger gains access to tarmac via airline employee parking lot
    Delta Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration are investigating an incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport where a passenger accidentally managed to clear several security checkpoints at a Delta employee parking lot to end up on the tarmac. Delta said it is taking steps to emphasize the verification of credentials at its parking lot. CNN (3/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • United adds speedy security screening for extra charge
    United has begun offering expedited security screening to economy passengers for fees ranging from $9 to $100. The Premium Access service, long offered to first- and business-class passengers, is currently available at 29 airports, according to website TravelNerd. Travel Weekly (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Ancillary-service growth dims luster of elite-status perks
    Priority boarding lines and complimentary upgrades are becoming less the exclusive province of frequent fliers and more often services available to travelers willing to pay extra, this feature says. The increase in passengers buying access to perks has meant elite-program members frequently find themselves competing for upgrades and facing flights for which as many as half of travelers have priority boarding. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Aviation Program ManagerThe Corradino GroupUS - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Airport Operations OfficerCity of WillistonWilliston, ND
Manager of Financial Services - Shreveport Airport AuthorityShreveport Airport AuthorityShreveport, LA
Assistant Director of Aviation for Finance and AdministrationColorado Springs Airport (COS)Colorado Springs, CO
Manager of Airport SecurityThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseyNew York, NY
OPERATIONS SPECIALISTFort Wayne-Allen County Airport AuthorityUS - IN - Fort Wayne
Director (Chief), Public Safety, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA)US - Nashville, TN
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  • Registration now open for AAAE Credentialing & Access Control Conference
    The American Association of Airport Executives, in cooperation with San Diego International Airport, is pleased to present the AAAE Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference on April 24 and 25 in San Diego. This day-and-a-half conference will focus exclusively on credentialing and access control issues in the airport environment and will review best practices and solutions to meet today's existing requirements as well as look ahead at evolving federal regulations and what may lie ahead for airports. Click here to register by March 15, 2013 to receive the discounted early-bird rate! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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