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Doing your bit for airport security

September 13, 2011 by

It comes as no surprise that around the time of September 11th each year many people become a little jittery about traveling by air given the terrible and tragic events of ten years ago, September 11th 2001. This was the day of the horrific terrorist attacks that resulted in thousands of deaths after four planed were hijacked by terrorist, three of them hitting buildings including the World Trade Center twin towers. However, while many people avoid traveling around this date… read more »

Getting Through Airport Security Quickly

August 16, 2011 by

If you have ever traveled via airplane, you know the hassle of getting through airport security. If you have never flown before, then you have most likely heard horror stories about getting through airport security. It can certainly be a headache, especially with the restrictions, rules and regulations put into effect over the past few years. However, if you know how the whole airport security system works, you can actually get through quite smoothly. It does not require rocket science…. read more »

Fired TSA worker from LAX received payout

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It was reported recently that a transgender TSA employee who was based at LAX Airport received a five figure payout from the company after she was fired for using the ladies’ toilets at the airport. According to reports Ashley Yang was ordered to dress like a male and engage in patting down men during security checks. Yang is said to have informed the Human Resources department that she was born male and had not had any sex change surgery. However,… read more »

Man travels to LAX Airport without any documentation

July 13, 2011 by

There is a big question mark hanging over airport security in the United States after it was revealed that a man managed to board a flight from Kennedy Airport to LAX without having any property documentation. The man was a Nigerian national and had no passport or ID – just an expired boarding pass that didn’t even belong to him! The man managed to board a Virgin America flight from Kennedy Airport using nothing more than someones expired boarding pass…. read more »

Royals arrive at LAX Airport

July 9, 2011 by

This week saw the newlywed royals, Prince William and Kate Middleton, land at LAX airport as they head to a number of events on official business. Security was tight at the airport on Friday and will remain so across LA in general during the course of their visit. The couple, having just finished a stint in Canada, were landing to conduct a three day visit of Southern California. They met with officials after landing at LAX, including Councilman Tom LaBonge… read more »

Dressing for LAX

June 14, 2011 by

Most people would not really think much about what they should wear to LAX airport when they are traveling, as they simply want to get through the airport and get on their flight. However, it is important to consider what you wear, both for your own comfort and to make the check in and security process a smoother one for both you and the airport staff. Many people head off to the airport dressed to the nines, with jewelery hanging… read more »

Dogs trained to aid anti-terrorism at LAX

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For many years now, LAX airport and other international airports around the world have deployed specially trained dogs to help combat problems such as drug smuggling. These dogs have been trained to sniff out drugs so that authorities can take the appropriate action and reduce the risk of drugs being smuggled in or out of the country. However, it seems that dogs are set to play an even bigger part in helping to keep citizens and travelers safe, with LAX… read more »