Heathrow scanner trial could ease airport liquid ban

Heathrow scanner trial could ease airport liquid ban

The machines take a 3D X-ray, allowing security staff to check items without requiring them to be removed from bags, and can detect explosives. “If successful, this could lead in future to passengers no longer needing to remove items from...
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American Airlines and TSA test new bag-screening tech

American Airlines and TSA test new bag-screening tech

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is working with American Airlines to trial a new baggage scanner at the Terminal 8 security checkpoint at New York JFK airport. The new computed tomography (CT) scanner is an evolution of the existing 2D...
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American Airlines will Let Basic Economy Passengers Travel with Carry-On Bags

American Airlines will Let Basic Economy Passengers Travel with Carry-On Bags

American Airlines passengers may find themselves fighting harder for overhead bin space this fall after the airline decided to allow carry-on bags for customers flying on basic economy tickets. Getting rid of the bag restrictions on shorter flights will make.....
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New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

New Scanners Aim to Make Airport Security More Efficient

London’s Heathrow Airport is installing, on a trial basis, new X-ray scanners that could eventually lead to the end of passengers removing toiletries from their carry-on luggage. Currently, passengers must remove all laptops and liquids such as water, sh...
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American Airlines Upgrades its Economy Experience with Main Cabin Extra Seating

American Airlines Upgrades its Economy Experience with Main Cabin Extra Seating

American Airlines has addressed this growing demand with its new Main Cabin Extra product, which, according to the airline, gives passengers “a little more of everything.” Passengers with Main Cabin Extra seats are among the first to board, with Preferred....
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Intelligent Airports Enabling the Future of Travel

Intelligent Airports Enabling the Future of Travel

As airports race to improve their technologies, many are currently implementing isolated solutions around intelligent airports, including Airport Operations Command Centers (AOCC), mobile-enabled passenger services, introducing “smart gates” and airport pe...
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2018 World Airline Awards results announced

2018 World Airline Awards results announced

Airline leaders and top airline management from across the globe have received their 2018 World Airline Awards. Referred to by media as the “Oscars of the aviation industry”, the World Airline Awards are held in high esteem for the clarity...
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No Need to Take Out Laptops from Hand Luggage at Airport Check

No Need to Take Out Laptops from Hand Luggage at Airport Check

New scanners have been revolutionizing airport baggage check. Geneva Airport has been testing two new scanners that can check hand-luggage without passengers having to remove liquids or computers – a world first. The scanners are also much faster, checking a...
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Biometrics technology: “A transformative agent in revolutionising air travel”

Biometrics technology: “A transformative agent in revolutionising air travel”

Biometrics technology can play a key role in helping to enhance the passenger experience by facilitating simple, hassle-free processing, while also strengthening security. In the past few years, airports and airlines, government agencies and technology vendors...
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San Diego International Airport Deploys Facial Recognition

San Diego International Airport Deploys Facial Recognition

San Diego International Airport has opened a new international arrivals facility that processes passengers “more efficiently” by using biometric technology, according to a local newspaper. Arriving passengers will first be able to pick up their bag...
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