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TSA will be eyeing the way passengers act in a new Israeli-style screening technique, fewer Brits were caught on the wrong side of the law abroad, and more. Here are the stories that travellers are buzzing about:
Boston’s Logan airport to use Israeli-style screening technique
The US Transportation Security Administration is taking a page from the Israeli airport screening guidebook and implementing behaviour profiling. Yesterday the TSA announced the launch of a $1 billion pilot program called SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observational Technique) at Boston Logan Airport. The screening concept centres on people watching, much in the same way professionals monitor casino floors in Las Vegas. Jaunted has additional details about the technique and its application.
Fewer Brits arrested abroad, more visit hospitals
The annual British Behaviour Abroad report shows that fewer Brits were arrested internationally, while their number of hospital visits increased. Overall, fewer Britons travelled abroad in the past year. BBC news has a breakdown of additional statistics, such as numbers of stolen passports.
Montana’s Glacier Park International Airport CEO commissioned local band Singing Sons of Beaches, comprised of three older gentlemen donning Hawaiian shirts, to remix the informative, vanilla Transportation Security Administration video. Watch it here.
The mega retweet
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“Trying to move up in security line by claiming my wife and I got separated. But one man says, "So? My wife and I got divorced."
-@bobtravelswell. The Conde Nast Traveler contributing editor tweeted about some security line humour, or perhaps frustration.