Police use pepper spray on man angry about flight delay | Report: Deployment of airport biometrics to generate $1.3B over 5 years | Fla.-to-Iceland fight makes emergency landing at Canadian airport
October 22, 2018
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TSA aims to ease screening for passengers with medical devices
The Transportation Security Administration wants travelers with medical conditions or devices to know that the agency offers discreet screening options designed to protect their dignity. "We have ways of making sure that people can get through in a convenient and respectful manner," said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
Lehigh Valley Live (Easton, Pa.) (10/19) 
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Police use pepper spray on man angry about flight delay
Police used pepper spray on a traveler causing a disturbance at Florida's Orlando International Airport after the man "went crazy" due to a flight delay.
Spectrum News (10/21) 
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Trends & Technology
Report: Deployment of airport biometrics to generate $1.3B over 5 years
A report by Acuity Market Intelligence predicts that the deployment of biometric technology at airports around the world will generate $1.3 billion over the next five years. "As global digital transformation creates expectations for frictionless experience, adoption of biometric automation at airports is moving beyond secure facilitation towards enhanced passenger journeys. The age of seamless travel is here," said Maxine Most, principal at Acuity Market Intelligence.
Biometric Update/Acuity Market Research (10/19) 
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Safety Matters Spotlight
Fla.-to-Iceland fight makes emergency landing at Canadian airport
An Icelandair flight en route to Iceland from Florida's Orlando International Airport made an emergency landing at Canada's Saguenay-Bagotville Airport in Quebec after a cockpit window shattered. Passengers and crew were accommodated in a hotel overnight, and a new plane arrived on Saturday to complete the trip.
Springfield News-Sun (Ohio) (free registration) (10/20) 
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Airport Ops Spotlight
Utah airport's $3.6B revamp includes new space for homecomings
Planned renovations at Utah's Salt Lake City International Airport include the addition of a separate area where large groups can welcome home travelers. The airport is adding the area to accommodate large groups that regularly come to the airport to meet returning Mormon missionaries.
Skift/Bloomberg (10/21) 
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Delta to add service between Boston and Edinburgh, Scotland
Delta Air Lines will next year launch service between Boston's Logan International Airport and Scotland's Edinburgh Airport. The airline will use Boeing 757 jets for the service, configured with coach, premium economy and business-class seats.
Frequent Business Traveler (10/19) 
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Airline News Spotlight
Interview with American Airlines' Janelle Anderson
Janelle Anderson is vice president of global marketing at American Airlines. In this interview, she talks about the opportunities presented by personalization and what she brings to the airline from her previous position at PepsiCo.
APEX.aero (10/18) 
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United Airlines to launch seasonal Pensacola-Newark flights
United Airlines will on June 6 launch daily seasonal service between Florida's Pensacola International Airport and New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport. Reservations for the flights are available for booking.
WEAR-TV (Pensacola, Fla.) (10/18) 
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Utah moves to comply with Real ID Act
A Utah Legislature transportation committee has endorsed a bill that would clear the way for the state to comply with the federal Real ID act, which requires states to ensure that those applying for driver's licenses are US citizens. If the state doesn't comply with the act by Oct. 1, 2020, Utah driver's licenses won't be accepted as identification at US airports.
The Associated Press (10/20) 
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