U.S. to ban powerless devices on flights

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. to ban powerless devices on flights

Travelers boarding aircraft with smartphones and laptop computers may have to prove that the devices have a charged battery and can power up, to demonstrate that they have not been modified to contain explosives, U.S. authorities said Sunday. Travelers bound for the U.S. from ...

Jul 7, 2014

U.S. tightens security on electronics at overseas airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will not allow cellphones or other electronic devices on U.S.-bound planes at some overseas airports if the devices are not charged up, the agency said Sunday. The new measure is part of the TSA’s effort announced last week to ...

Jul 3, 2014

U.S. asks for more security at some foreign airports

The U.S. is calling for tighter security measures at some foreign airports, as intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security, a counterterrorism official said Tuesday. American intelligence has picked up indications ...

Golden Week exodus peaks; transport routes overwhelmed

May 3, 2014

Golden Week exodus peaks; transport routes overwhelmed

The mass exodus for the Golden Week holidays peaked Saturday as travelers crowded trains, airports and expressways. The international terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, which expanded to accommodate extra flights at the end of March, was abuzz with families departing for overseas destinations. Japan ...

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

Apr 26, 2014

Golden Week holidays start; exodus slower than usual

Major airports, railway stations and expressways across the country were packed with holiday travelers Saturday as the Golden Week holiday season started. But the crowds were smaller than usual because this year’s holiday period is split into two long weekends, with the heaviest congestion ...

Nov 2, 2013

Hundreds of U.S. airplane passengers found packing guns every year

Nearly every day, security officers find all manner of guns on passengers or in their carry bags, pocketbooks and briefcases as they try to pass through airport screening in the United States. In the first six months of this year, Transportation Security Administration screeners ...

Nov 1, 2013

Pakistan airports to get security gear

Japan has extended Pakistan a $20 million grant for installation of security equipment at airports serving Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad to help them meet international requirements. “Our assistance to Pakistan has been broadened to a security sphere,” Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata said at a ...