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April 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Has the sequester slowed you down at airports?

After Tuesday’s American Airlines debacle, airport lines are on a lot of minds. Here’s a question: Has the promised post-sequester slowdown at TSA checkpoints slowed you down? Airport security staffing was expected to suffer after recent federal budget cuts. (photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times) Seattle friends back from a New York visit reported a…


Comments | Topics: airport security, budget cuts, sequester

January 21, 2013 at 6:00 AM

The TSA’s Aloha spirit in Hawaii

After my stay on the slow-going Hawaiian island of Molokai, I’d become so relaxed and carefree that I wasn’t in my usual neurotic traveler mode of checking and rechecking that I had everything with me. The result: I forgot my laptop at the TSA security checkpoint when transferring flights at the Honolulu airport. Airport security checkpoints…


Comments | Topics: airport lost and found, airport security, Hawaii