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Delta set to launch nation’s first ‘biometric terminal’ in Atlanta

In a major development for the use of facial recognition technology at airports, Delta will enable the first fully biometric airport journeys in the U.S. in December.  Continue reading Delta set to launch nation’s first ‘biometric terminal’ in Atlanta

‘Not worth the risks’: TSA chief will keep checkpoints at 150 smaller airports

The Transportation Security Administration will keep its checkpoints at 150 smaller airports, despite studying possibly eliminating them to save money, the head of the agency said Wednesday.

TSA Administrator David Pekoske told USA TODAY’s editorial board that the agency studied the idea of closing checkpoints as merely a budget exercise, but that the risks didn’t outweigh the potential benefits.

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TSA Expands PreCheck to Five New Airlines

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that five new airlines will be added to the list of approved PreCheck carriers.

The new airlines are Air France, Brussels Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and World Atlantic. With the additions, the TSA has now approved 47 total carriers for its PreCheck program.

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Airlines, Customs, and Immigration Fee Hikes on the Agenda for U.S. Travel

President Trump released his proposed budget this week, a plan that included raising Transportation Security Administration fees for one-way tickets starting this spring.

The proposal calls for TSA fees, which mostly go toward airport operations, to go up $1, from $5.50 to $6.50, starting on Oct. 1. The proposed budget would then raise the fees again to $8.25 starting in 2020.

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