With one of the year`s busiest traveling days fast approaching, the Obama administration`s top transportation security official on Monday urged passengers angry over safety procedures not to boycott airport body scans.
Hundreds of law enforcement officers are being trained as federal air marshals to ramp up security as the Obama administration tries to prevent a repeat of the near-catastrophic attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day.
Security has been ratcheted up around the airport and foreign embassies in Sana’a, Yemeni officials said on Monday, amid fears of strikes by an al Qaeda branch linked to a botched attack on a US airliner.
With the US issuing tougher rules for air security, the IATA on Thursday said it supports improved technology to devise long-term solutions and recommended minimal use of measures like pat-down searches.
US investigators on Sunday tried to piece together terrorism connections of a Nigerian man who has been charged with attempting to blow up a US jetliner after reportedly confessing that he had been trained by al Qaeda in Yemen.