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Security theater could make in-flight performance

US flight attendants hold one of the most thankless jobs in the air transportation system (eclipsed, perhaps, only by the role of TSA screener).Airlines’ pursuit of ancillary revenue has led to the unbundling of in-flight services, and in turn flight attendants have been forced to add cashier to an ever-growing job description that already includes […]

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Connectivity crossover and the case for cockpit security

Airport security is a hot topic today, following a failed Christmas Day 2009 terrorist attack, but security for cockpit and flight-critical communications is an increasingly important issue as new-design commercial aircraft become more software-focused, and as airlines bolster the pipes to their aircraft to support passenger connectivity. The FAA’s recent decision to issue special conditions […]

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Back on course. But of course!!!

A lot of people have been wondering why this blog seemingly veered off course after the Christmas holiday. Some are asking: “What happened to all the coverage about in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) and aircraft interiors? Why are you writing about bloggers, social media, TSA agents, and misplaced notebooks? Would you please get a grip […]

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Scoop: TSA confirms agent misplaced notebook

For those of you following the story about a TSA agent, who misplaced his notebook during his investigation of blogger Steven Frischling, I have just received the following statement from the TSA: “TSA takes any breach in security very seriously. In light of the posting of sensitive security information on the web, TSA sought to […]

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Exclusive: TSA agent’s notebook discovered in public place

UPDATE: To those of you concerned about whether or not the spiral binding on the front of the notepad above is the same as the one pictured below, here is a closer look at the inside. What would you say if I told you that one of the federal agents who ventured to travel writer […]

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