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March 4, 2013
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  • TSA hiring freeze, overtime cuts will lengthen wait times
    The Transportation Security Administration said Friday it would enact a hiring freeze and lower overtime spending as a result of federal spending cuts. The move would likely create longer security wait times at airports. "With TSA staffing levels decreasing over time, we expect that during busy travel periods wait times exceeding 30 to 40 minutes could double at nearly all of the largest airports," TSA said in a statement. USA Today/Today in the Sky blog (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Security Update 
  • Save time in line with PreCheck, Global Entry programs
    Eligible frequent fliers who enroll in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program or the U.S. Customs Border Protection's Global Entry program can save time at security gates. Both programs offer advanced screening and expedited security in order to lessen wait times and let authorities focus on suspicious travelers. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Technology 
  • Airlines unveil new ancillary fees
    Airlines continue to find new services to charge ancillary fees. The world's largest airlines raked in $36 billion last year based on these fees, and the extra charges are not stopping any time soon. United recently unveiled a priority boarding fee that also lets fliers whiz through security, while Southwest charges fliers to stream movies on devices. "Everyone in the industry is starting to dabble with fees," said Amy Lee, senior analyst at Travelnerd.com. "Even the budget carriers are getting into the game." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Money & Co. blog (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • An airport view with Google Glass
    JetBlue recently uploaded images of what a traveler's airport experience would look like through the eyes of Google Glass, an augmented reality tool. View images of what a walk through an airport would be like with this resource. Business Insider (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Safety Matters Spotlight 
  • FAA eyes dance video shot on plane for rule-breaking
    U.S. aviation officials are looking into a viral video titled, "Harlem Shake Frontier Flight 157." The video shows members of the ultimate Frisbee team from Colorado College and other passengers dancing on the flight. "If we find any evidence of a violation of Federal Aviation Regulations, then we would pursue it," said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. Reuters (3/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
  • FAA will detail plans for sequestration this week
    The Federal Aviation Administration plans to announce details this week on measures to trim $600 million from its budget. The budget cuts are required by sequestration, which went into effect Friday. The FAA previously announced plans to furlough employees and close or cut back on operations at 160 towers. AVweb (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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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  AAAE News 
  • 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 to receive the discounted early-bird rate! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret."
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