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What You Can and Cannot Take on a Plane

What You Can and Cannot Take on a Plane

There are several security measures at the airport, both seen and unseen, that are put into place to ensure a safe and secure experience for passengers. All carry-on and checked bags are scanned for explosives, as well as illicit or dangerous items. Travelers will...

The Real ID Act: What You Need to Know

The Real ID Act: What You Need to Know

Travel will be changing for millions of citizens who reside in the United States next year. Starting in October 2020, all individuals who will be flying domestically will need to have a REAL ID in their possession to pass through security checkpoints at airports. This...

The Importance of Airport Ramp Safety and Security

The Importance of Airport Ramp Safety and Security

When discussing safety and security of airport operations, many people think of the security procedures put in place inside of airports for the thousands of passengers that travel daily. While airport security checkpoints remain a significant and vital operation of...

Why Blockchain is Moving into the Aviation Industry

Why Blockchain is Moving into the Aviation Industry

Cybersecurity attacks and data breaches continue to affect industries around the world. Organizations are tirelessly working to develop strategic plans that provide more efficient and secure systems for managing data. Increasingly, blockchain technology is being...

Connecting to Public Wifi at Airports: Is it Secure?

Connecting to Public Wifi at Airports: Is it Secure?

Connecting to free wifi is a modern commodity that many look for whenever leaving the comfort of their own homes. As the mobile app industry continues to boom, more time is being spent on our cell phones each year. In 2017, studies show that adults in America spent...

The 101: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The 101: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

One of the largest law enforcement agencies in the country is the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). A component of Homeland Security, the agency consists of Border Patrol, Field Operations, and Air and Marine Operations. Every day, employees of CBP work...

New Technology Could Speed Up Lines Through TSA

New Technology Could Speed Up Lines Through TSA

The Transportation Security Agency is set to lay down a further expansion of their 3D carry-on luggage scanning project. This program was initially established in over 12 airports in July 2018. Depending on the communication from the Agency, the original plans were...

How Flight Attendants Keep Us Safe

How Flight Attendants Keep Us Safe

Although it might seem like the job of a flight attendant is easy, the selection process and training school is not for the faint of heart. The job of a flight attendant is inherently dangerous and physically demanding on many levels. Here are four reasons why being a...