Couple arrested at Wis. airport | Inert grenade found at Mich. airport | DFW app shows security wait times
June 14, 2019
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Study: Passengers dislike facial recognition technology at airports
Less than one-third of surveyed passengers are smiling at the increase in facial recognition technology for airport screening, but government agencies and airlines are moving forward anyway. Transportation Security Administration says facial recognition makes security check-ins faster.
Forbes (6/13) 
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Couple arrested at Wis. airport
Robert Martin and Dallal Farha of Michigan were arrested Tuesday at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport in Wisconsin for charges related to identity theft. The couple reportedly used stolen credentials to board an airplane and were pulled off the plane by deputies prior to takeoff.
WISN-TV (Milwaukee) (6/13) 
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Inert grenade found at Mich. airport
Transportation Security Administration officials at Michigan's Detroit Metro Airport on Tuesday discovered an inert grenade while scanning luggage. The owner of the bag was an active service member who was cited for disorderly conduct.
Detroit Free Press (6/13) 
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Trends & Technology
DFW app shows security wait times
Passengers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will now be able to check estimated security wait times through their smartphones, thanks to a free app.
The Dallas Morning News (tiered subscription model) (6/13) 
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CT scanners could streamline airport security
The Transportation Security Administration is using CT scanners to cut down on security screenings at many airports, as the scanners allow individuals to pass through without taking laptops out of their bags. The TSA would like to expand these programs to also limit the need to remove liquids from bags.
FlyerTalk (6/13) 
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Airport Ops Spotlight
Airports contribute to Fla. county's economy
The economic contribution by airports in Collier County, Fla., has jumped by 30% since 2014, according to a state analysis. Economic activity attributed to Naples Airport is up 43%.
Naples Daily News (Fla.) (6/14) 
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Tips for summer travel
Summer travelers can ease their airport troubles by padding schedules during peak hours, setting up a runway delay strategy, and taking advantage of Precheck lines, Chris McGinnis writes. "Prepare to go through airport security BEFORE you get in line, even before leaving home. That means packing coins, keys, big jewelry and wallet in your carry on," McGinnis notes.
San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (6/12) 
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