Customs And Border Protection Clarifies: You Have No Rights While Traveling

Customs And Border Protection Clarifies: You Have No Rights While Traveling:

In 2015, the Customs and Border Protection searched 8,503 airline passengers’ electronic devices. In FY 2016 they searched 19,033. And in FY 2017 CBP searched the devices of 30,200 travelers.

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Tokyo-Bound Flight U-Turns To LAX To Remove “Unauthorized Person” Due To “Mix Up”

Tokyo-Bound Flight U-Turns To LAX To Remove “Unauthorized Person” Due To “Mix Up”:

An All Nippon Airways flight en route from Los Angeles to Tokyo was forced to turn around four hours into the eleven hour journey to remove an “unauthorized person” from the flight, angering passengers who were told by the airline that passenger had a ticket for another airline.

A twitter user claiming to have been on board flight ANA 175 said that four people were questioned and detained; “1 Muslim,2 white, and 1 asian lady.” 

Police said the massive U-turn was due to amix up, and was straightened out,” according to ABC7, and that the flight has been rescheduled to depart Wednesday morning.

Model Christine Teigen was aboard and documented the incident over Twitter. 

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DHS Outlines Mandatory Biometric ID At Airports For Foreign Travel

DHS Outlines Mandatory Biometric ID At Airports For Foreign Travel:

What at first seemed like creeping tip-toe incrementalism toward the use of biometric ID for travel is quickly becoming a warp-speed reality.

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New Generation Of Bombs Undetectable By Airport Scanners: What’s The Solution?

New Generation Of Bombs Undetectable By Airport Scanners: What’s The Solution?:

Does it make sense to ban all laptops on all flights as they are discussing now? Banning laptops alone is insufficient. It is impossible to eliminate all airplane risk without banning all flights.

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Travel To US Has Tumbled 16% Since Trump Took Office, Foursquare Says

Travel To US Has Tumbled 16% Since Trump Took Office, Foursquare Says:

Social-media company Foursquare has crunched the data generated by its 50 million active monthly users and determined that America’s share of the international tourism market has fallen sharply since October.

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New Private Terminal at LAX Allows Oligarchs to Mock Debt Serfs Hauling Luggage Via Telescreen

New Private Terminal at LAX Allows Oligarchs to Mock Debt Serfs Hauling Luggage Via Telescreen:

If there was ever an article that perfectly summed up the times we live in, it’d have to be the one published yesterday at The Guardian titled, At LA Airport’s New Private Terminal, the Rich Can Watch Normal People Suffer.

Here are a few excerpts:

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United Airlines Forced Woman To Pee In Cup In Front Of Other Passengers

United Airlines Forced Woman To Pee In Cup In Front Of Other Passengers:

A month after video footage of a man being dragged off a United Airlines airplane went viral, the airline is facing heat yet again, this time for forcing a female passenger to urinate in a cup in front of other passengers.

Nicole Harper, an emergency room nurse in Kansas City, says flight attendants wouldn’t let her get up to use the restroom until the captain turned off the seatbelt belt sign. Harper says she explained she has an overactive bladder and was then handed the cup to relieve herself — while she sat in her seat.

“You would think peeing in a cup on an airplane in front of my family and strangers would be the worst part of this story,” Harper recounted on Facebook. “But the way I was treated by flight attendants afterwards was worse.”

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How United Airlines added insult to injury in Dr David Dao case

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How United Airlines added insult to injury in Dr David Dao case:

UNITED Airlines failed to remove Dr David Dao’s luggage from a flight they dragged him off and then sent it to the wrong address, his lawyer says.

Dr Dao’s lawyer, Thomas Demetrio told the Chicago SunTimes said his client was not just missing his two front teeth when he was violented dragged off his flight in Chicago but also his luggage.

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Doctor Dragged From United Plane After Computer “Solves” Overbooking Problem

Doctor Dragged From United Plane After Computer “Solves” Overbooking Problem:

A man was violently dragged off of a United Airlines flight Sunday evening after it was apparently overbooked, according to passengers who were on the plane.

As The Courier Journal reports, a United spokesperson confirmed in an email Sunday night that a passenger had been taken off a flight in Chicago.

“Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked,” the spokesperson said. “After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.

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