The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly planning to impose strict new security standards for all airlines flying into the U.S. starting next month – a move that could lead to confusion, uncertainty and longer lines for passengers ...

 

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Get ready: Huge security overhaul for international flights

American Airlines is starting to use Analogic computed tomography 3-D scanners for carry-ons. (Image: Analogic)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly planning to impose strict new security standards for all airlines flying into the U.S. starting next month – a move that could lead to confusion, uncertainty and longer lines for passengers depending on how responsive airlines...

 
 

Overnight sleep pods for $115 between L.A.-San Francisco

Cabin offers sleep pods for overnight trips. (Image: Cabin)

Last year, we told you about a startup called SleepBus that sold overnight rides between Los Angeles and San Francisco, with bunkbed-style accommodations in the back of a big truck. Now the folks who brought you SleepBus are back with an upgraded product for the same kind of trip.

It’s called Cabin, and the vehicle has changed from...

 
 

Airport news: Houston, LAX, Newark, Ft. Lauderdale, Seattle

United's Concourse C North at Houston Bush Intercontinental (Image: United)

In airport news, United plans some operational changes at Houston Bush Intercontinental; Los Angeles International gets a popular new eatery for Delta flyers; Newark’s Terminal C adds several dining options; Southwest opens an international concourse at Ft. Lauderdale; and Seattle issues leases for several new...

 
 

Passenger tosses coins into airplane engine

Toss coins in there to ensure a safe flight? (Photo: Chris McGinnis)

From the “what was she thinking” department: Today South China Morning Post is reporting that a passenger walking across the ramp to board a plane in Shanghai tossed coins in the engine for for good luck.

“Passengers boarding the flight reportedly saw an elderly woman throwing coins at the engine for 'blessings' from...

 
 

TSA could expose your books, magazines or newspapers

Should your books be protected from prying eyes at security screening? (Chris McGinnis)

Last month, we noted that the Transportation Security Administration might require travelers to remove more kinds of things from their carry-ons during the screening process. And one thing the TSA is considering has drawn the wrath of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The new TSA rules might require...

 
 

 

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