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
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
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
The mega retweet
We scour Twitter to publish a standout
“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
The Conde Nast Traveler contributing editor tweeted about some security line
humour, or perhaps frustration.
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