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Justin Bieber: Causing Trouble at Istanbul Airport?

Justin Bieber: Causing Trouble at Istanbul Airport?

STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — Teen pop sensation Justin Bieber reportedly caused a ruckus at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport when he and his entourage blew through passport control without presenting their travel documents.

Airport Baggage Handler Accused of Stealing $84,000 Worth of Belongings

Airport Baggage Handler Accused of Stealing $84,000 Worth of Belongings

iStockphoto(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.) — A Minneapolis-St. Paul airport baggage handler was busted this week after prosecutors say he was caught on tape stealing valuables from the bags of passengers.
David Vang, 23, allegedly walked away with $84,000 worth …

Government Study: Bomb-Sniffing Dog Program Bombs

Government Study: Bomb-Sniffing Dog Program Bombs

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Is the government wasting big bucks on dogs trained to keep explosives off planes?A new report by the Government Accountability Office says that many of these bomb-sniffing or “threat detection” dogs are failing th…

Wheelchair-Bound Preteen Held by TSA After Traces of Explosives Found

Wheelchair-Bound Preteen Held by TSA After Traces of Explosives Found

WFAA/ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — A Texas mom was dumbfounded and angry when her preteen, wheelchair-bound daughter was left sobbing at the security gate at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport when reps from the Transportation Security Administration detected tr…

Thanksgiving Travel Rush: Americans Brace for Holiday

Thanksgiving Travel Rush: Americans Brace for Holiday

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — As the Thanksgiving travel season starts to heat up, there’s a double threat to air travel on the West Coast.First, airport workers are scheduled to demonstrate at Los Angeles International Friday afternoon, prompting…

Man Busted With Weapons, Body Armor at LAX

Man Busted With Weapons, Body Armor at LAX

Creatas/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A Boston-bound man wearing body armor, flame retardant leggings and knee pads under his trench coat was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after a Customs and Border Protection officer found a smoke grenade…

US Airline Passengers Claim TSA Ignoring Their Theft Reports

US Airline Passengers Claim TSA Ignoring Their Theft Reports

TSA(NEW YORK) — Hundreds of air passengers reacted following an ABC News investigation into theft by uniformed employees of the federal agency in charge of airport security, some saying they were victims of theft and were ignored by Transportation Sec…

ABC News Tracks Missing iPad to Florida Home of TSA Officer

ABC News Tracks Missing iPad to Florida Home of TSA Officer

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In the latest apparent case of what have been hundreds of thefts by Transportation Security Administration officers of passenger belongings, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in Orlando International Airport was tracked…

TSA Detains Woman Because of ‘Attitude’

TSA Detains Woman Because of ‘Attitude’

Education Images/UIG via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A woman who claims the Transportation Security Administration detained her from her flight because the agent didn’t like her attitude has posted a video of the confrontation on YouTube.The 22-s…

Jet Skier Breaks Through NY Airport’s $100 Million Security System

Jet Skier Breaks Through NY Airport’s $100 Million Security System

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A man whose jet ski failed him in New York’s Jamaica Bay swam to John F. Kennedy airport, where he was easily able to penetrate the airport $100 million, state-of-the art security system. Daniel Casillo, 31, was able…

Egyptian Couple Arrested for Smuggling Baby in Luggage

Egyptian Couple Arrested for Smuggling Baby in Luggage

Thomas Northcut/Thinkstock(SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates) — An Egyptian couple’s attempt to sneak their infant son past airport security and into the United Arab Emirates ended in their arrest after the baby was discovered stuffed inside their c…

TSA Confrontation Leads to Spilled Ashes

TSA Confrontation Leads to Spilled Ashes

Education Images/UIG via Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A man carrying his grandfather’s ashes home from Florida’s Orlando airport is furious after a confrontation with a Transportation Security Administration ended with the deceased man&rs…

Former TSA Agent Arrested for Demonstrating Pat Down

Former TSA Agent Arrested for Demonstrating Pat Down

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A former TSA agent in Ft. Myers, Fla., who received a pat down she found intrusive is heading to court in early July to protest misdemeanor battery charges after she demonstrated on a security supervisor to complain about the way …

Florida TSA Workers Fired, Suspended for Not Doing Random Screenings

Florida TSA Workers Fired, Suspended for Not Doing Random Screenings

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(FORT MYERS, Fla.) — Five Transportation Security Administration workers at a Florida airport have been fired and another 38 have been suspended for failing to perform random screenings last year.The incident occurred during t…

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nearly half of the security breaches at the nation’s top airports go unreported to the head office, a report released Monday charges. Critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangero…

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

Report: TSA Underreports Incidents

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nearly half of the security breaches at the nation’s top airports go unreported to the head office, a report released Monday charges. Critics say the lack of reporting makes it more difficult to spot dangero…

Ethnic Profiling by TSA? ‘Fly Rights’ App Made for Complaints

Ethnic Profiling by TSA? ‘Fly Rights’ App Made for Complaints

FlyRights.org(NEW YORK) — Thanks to smartphones, airline passengers have been able to pay for baggage, check in for flights and pull up boarding passes all with the swipe of a touch screen. Now, with the tap of an app, they can also fire off complaint…

Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

Feds: Crooked TSA Screeners Arrested in Drug Trafficking Scheme

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Multiple airport screeners have been arrested for allegedly taking handsome bribes to look the other way while loads of illegal drugs slipped through security at Los Angeles International Airport, federal officials anno…

TSA Rolls Out New Technology for Verifying Travel Documents

TSA Rolls Out New Technology for Verifying Travel Documents

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration has begun a test program to electronically verify travel documents at security checkpoints. The roll out began last week at Washington Dulles International Airport.Travele…

TSA Modifies Screening Procedures for Elderly

TSA Modifies Screening Procedures for Elderly

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration is hoping to give travelers over the age of 75 a more hands-off experience as they pass through airport security.As part of a pilot program, passengers over age 75 will b…

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