Transportation Security Administration officials at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Michigan discovered a loaded handgun in the carry-on luggage of a man looking to fly to Detroit. The man, who had a Michigan concealed pistol license, was arrested.
New York Times writer Joe Sharkey says that Global Entry is one good thing about travel, which can be frustrating for most people. The program puts American travelers through an initial background check and an interview so they can bypass checks to re-enter the country.
A Travel Leaders Group survey found that nearly 80% of Americans are not in favor of in-flight cell phone use. The survey also found that 73% of Americans do not want pocket knives to be allowed on flights.
Transportation Security Administration agents at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee have twice found guns in passengers' carry-on bags this week. On Sunday, agents found a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol in a passenger's carry-on bag. The gun was loaded. On Monday, agents found a .32-caliber revolver in another passenger's carry-on bag. "While firearms may be transported in checked baggage, they are prohibited in carry-on bags," TSA spokesman Jon Allen said. "We advise passengers to look through bags thoroughly before coming to the airport to make sure there are no prohibited items inside."