ShowsBefore You GoBulletin BoardContactAboutSearch
Show and Features |
Culture Watch | Question of the Week | Letters of the Week |
Traveler's Aid | Library | Host's View

Traveler's Aid: Security Update - Bag Scanning, Passenger Screening and Pepper Spray Towelettes! (1/18/2002)

Real Audio Listen in RealAudio      help Need audio help?

If we had to sum up this past week's travel buzz in two words, we'd say baggage matching. The new Aviation Transportation Security Act requires that as of Jan. 18th, airlines must meet certain baggage screening requirements. Many are fulfilling the mandate by matching every piece of luggage to its corresponding passenger before a plane takes off. If the passenger doesn't get on the plane, the bag is removed. But bag matching is just the tip of the iceberg. The act contains a host of measures aimed at improving security. What progress is being made on the security overhaul -- and at what cost? Travel Expert Rudy Maxa explains all.


If you'd like us to address your travel questions or concerns, send us an email. Or, you can snail-mail them in. The address is The Savvy Traveler, in care of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90007. Or call us at 888-SAV-TRAV.

Return to Travelers' Aid Archive

American Public Media
American Public Media Home | Search | How to Listen
©2004 American Public Media |
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy