Transportation Security Administration
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that air passengers will now be allowed to carry folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less.
Box cutters, larger blades and knives with molded handles will still be banned from carry-on luggage.
The “sequester” is now the law of the land, with President Barack Obama having signed the order Friday night that triggered $85 billion in mandated budget cuts.
“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.
Agents found the loaded .45 caliber pistol when the Cancun-bound man’s items were going through a metal detector Monday.
A security checkpoint was briefly shut down at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday, after officials discovered that a bottle of liquid had passed through without being screened properly.
TSA, Passengers Exercise Vigilance As Potential For Terror Attack Increases During Winter Holiday Season
As the holidays approach an increase in passengers could also mean a greater chance for a terrorist attack, especially against an airplane, according to the TSA.
The man was set to fly to the Dominican Republic. Instead, Port Authority Police arrested him.
Do you feel safe and secure at John F. Kennedy International Airport? You might not after hearing what some of the security personnel there have to say.
The 4-year-old feline named Xiaohwa escaped her carrier last Thursday as she was to board a flight to Taiwan to be reunited with her owner.
The TSA said its decision to pull the machines is in an effort to speed up security lines at the two New York City airports, and insists the full body scanners are safe.
Twenty-five TSA screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport were given pink slips Friday following an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage at the airport.
The TSA report, from June, said screeners never told air passengers they had a right to opt out of the full body scan in favor of a pat-down.
Guns, explosives, box cutters, none of them should make it onto a commercial airplane. But security agents at John F. Kennedy International airport say they could be.
Selected frequent fliers on American, Delta and United Airlines and US Airways are eligible for the program at Newark.