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Your Face Is, Or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Many see biometrics-based systems for security screening and other airport processes as a way to build travel infrastructure for the expected volume recovery. That should mean shorter lines and more productive time during trips. This article by Elaine Glusac runs down the latest developments. If it’s been a year or more since you traveled, particularly…

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Using Your Face At The Airport To Drop A Bag And Save Two Minutes Is Just An Appetizer

Delta Air Lines said its new dedicated biometric baggage drop at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport could shave two minutes from the curb-to-plane trek. The technology behind the facial recognition system promises a much bigger wow factor for businesses and travelers in the near future. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated global adoption of touchless interactions at…

The Trouble With Airports, And How To Fix Them

By Elaine Glusac, a travel writer for The New York Times. During this summer of frequent flight delays and cancellations, many travelers spent more time in airports than expected, often subjected to blaring TV news, rock-hard seats and scarce electrical outlets. Add anxiety over Covid-19 and disagreements regarding mandated masking, and it’s little wonder incidents…

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Eyeing Program Expansion, TSA Expects New Providers To Begin PreCheck Enrollment This Year

Most travelers probably don’t know or care that a private-sector company is behind the enrollment process for TSA PreCheck. They might soon. To expand the program’s membership, TSA last month said it expected two new authorized enrollment providers to begin PreCheck services by year-end. This won’t change how members use the program to get through…

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Beware Free Wi-Fi: Government Urges Workers To Avoid Public Networks

By David Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent, and Julian Barnes, a national security reporter. The Biden administration would like you to get a vaccine and wear a mask. Oh, and one more thing: It has just proclaimed that it’s time for government employees and contractors to get off public Wi-Fi, where they…

Experts Warn About Hotel Security Job Cuts, Offer Risk Advice

The pandemic has the lodging industry focused on combating Covid-19, but pre-existing safety and security threats never went away. Corporate travel and risk managers need to understand how property risk profiles changed, use travelers as their organizations’ eyes and ears and get the relevant information into the right hands. In a Feb. 20 blog post,…

Remote Risks, Ransomware Highlight Individual Role In Stopping Attacks

Coverage of a thwarted cyberattack against carmaker Tesla last week suggested the alleged perpetrator was also involved with the July ransomware used against CWT. The travel management company reportedly paid out more than $4.5 million in Bitcoin to regain control of its computers and protect client data. While there’s no confirmation that it’s the same…