The most effective way to secure your luggage against theft when flying on commerical airlines is to travel with a firearm. When flying with a firearm you are required to store it in a hard case with a lock to which ONLY YOU have a key. The TSA is prevented from both opening your luggage once sealed or marking it in any way to indicate contents. Watch the video for more detailed information. NOTE: If you are uncomfortable with firearms, the firearm you travel with does not have to be deadly (i.e. it can be a flare gun).Read more »
A month after the mangled body of a North Carolina teenager was found in a quiet Milton neighborhood, Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating said yesterday that evidence indicates he stowed away in the wheel well of a plane and fell from the sky as the landing gear came down on the approach to Logan International Airport.Read more »
A 47 year old gay man was arrested at San Francisco International Airport after ejaculating while being patted down by a male TSA agent. Percy Cummings, an interior designer from San Francisco, is being held without bail after the alleged incident, charged with sexually assaulting a Federal agent.Read more »
In his own words, ExpressJet Airlines pilot Michael Roberts discusses his refusal to go through the AIT (full-body scanners) and enhanced "pat-downs" at Memphis International Airport.Read more »
Steve Jobs was stopped at the Kansai International Airport last July, after security found ninja stars in his carry-on luggage. And boy he got pissed-off.
Jobs said it wouldn't make sense for a person to try to hijack his own plane, according to the report. He then told officials he would never visit Japan again, the magazine reported.Read more »
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A tour of the United States arranged by the State Department to improve ties to Pakistani legislators ended in a public relations fiasco when the members of the group refused to submit to extra airport screening in Washington, and they are now being hailed as heroes on their return home.Read more »
QUEBEC -- Starting in December, passengers on Canadian airlines flying to, from or even over the United States without ever landing there, will only be allowed to board the aircraft once the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has determined they are not terrorists.
Secure Flight, the newest weapon in the U.S. war on terrorism, gives the United States unprecedented power about who can board planes that fly over U.S. airspace -- even if the flights originate and land in Canada.Read more »
A California congressman has called for an investigation into how a man posed as a U.S. marshal to bypass airport security in San Diego and deport his cousin's wife to the Philippines.Read more »
*Travellers chosen for scan must cooperate - or face flight ban
*Airport bosses: Race, religion or ethnicity not a consideration
*60 passengers scanned at Manchester 'without incident'
Air passengers who refuse a full body scan to be barred from their flights - this is ridiculous and scary. Thanks to the writers of the article for at least dropping the word "controversial" instead of just saying "secure" or something.Read more »
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