Hundreds Of Workers Go On Strike At Reagan National & Dulles

By Nick Iannelli -

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of contracted airport service workers walked off the job Wednesday morning at Dulles International and Reagan National airports, speaking out against their employer and [...]

Trump Wants To Privatize Air Traffic Control. What Could Go Wrong?

By Shaun Richman, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Shaun Richman for In These Times - Promising “cheaper, faster and safer travel,” the Trump administration announced a plan this week to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system. The [...]

More Biometric Scanning Is Coming Soon To U.S. Airports

By Suzy Strutner, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Suzy Strutner for The Huffington Post - So the government is looking for a way ― probably using facial recognition, but potentially using eye scans or other measures too ― to verify which [...]

58% Increase In Electronic Device Searches On International Air Passengers In U.S.

By Mark Nensel, www.atwonline.com -

By Mark Nensel for ATW - US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) searched approximately 4,600 electronic devices, or 0.008%, of approximately 58 million incoming international air passengers and [...]

TSA Warns Police To Expect Complaints From New Intrusive Searches

By Justin Bachman, www.bloomberg.com -

By Justin Bachman for Bloomberg - The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where—and how—employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive [...]

U.S. Airport Pat-Downs Are About To Get More Invasive

By Justin Bachman, www.spokesman.com -

By Justin Bachman for The Spokeman-Review - While few have noticed, U.S. airport security workers long had the option of using five different types of physical pat-downs at the screening line. [...]

Border Agent Questioned Me About My Work For ACLU

By Hina Shamsi, www.aclu.org -

By Hina Shamsi for ACLU - Last week, I was flying home from a work trip and faced Customs and Border Protection questioning unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in over 25 years of travel into [...]

New Travel Ban Is Against U.S. Citizens

By Shaun Bradley, www.activistpost.com -

By Shaun Bradley for Activist Post - As emotions intensify over Trump’s recent immigration ban, the State Department and IRS have quietly used it as a smokescreen to roll out a new policy that [...]

Fate Of Some Detained Immigrants At US Airports Remains Unclear

By Candice Bernd, www.truth-out.org -

By Candice Bernd for Truthout - "It's not a Muslim ban, but we were totally prepared," President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office over the weekend about his executive order barring foreign [...]

Dulles And BWI Overwhelmed With Protests Against ‘Muslim Ban’

By John Zangas and Anne Meador, www.dcmediagroup.us -

By John Zangas and Anne Meador for DC Media Group - Spontaneous demonstrations popped up at airports across the country after President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning nationals [...]

The TSA “Academy”

www.yesmagazine.org -

By Chris Bray for TSA News - All analysis about the TSA eventually becomes the very same analysis, because the core of what the agency does never changes. Nor does the news media’s relentlessly [...]

Climate Activists Lock Down At Heathrow To Prevent Expansion

By Plane Stupid, www.planestupid.com -

By Plane Stupid - 12 climate change activists from anti airport expansion direct action group, Plane Stupid, got onto the north runway at 03:30am this morning at Heathrow Airport by cutting [...]

NY Airport Workers Strike, ‘Poverty Wages Don’t Fly’

By Matt Surrusco, www.truth-out.org -

The people who may have handled your baggage or helped you or a family member who uses a wheelchair navigate through the airport, or perhaps on or off a plane, continued their call for higher [...]