US Department of Homeland Security announced carry-on luggage is costing taxpayers USD260 million a year (AP, 03-Mar-2011). Transportation Security Administration officers have to inspect more baggage as passengers chose to bypass checked luggage due to fees, stated DHS secretary Janet Napolitano. Ms Napolitano reportedly suggested the carriers pick up this fee instead of the taxpayer.
Carry-on luggage costs taxpayers USD260m: Homeland Security
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Aviation industry leaders and stakeholders will debate the shape of aviation in the Americas in a post Trump world. There is only one event in North America this year offering great insights into new trends and challenges emerging from the new US presidential administration and the churning global aviation markets. This takes place at the annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, to be held in Orlando, Florida on 4/5-April-2017.
The next few years for aviation in the Americas are filled with uncertainties, ranging from potential fallout from President Trump’s trade and travel policies to Brexit and the future shape and direction of US-China aviation relations.
“Information is the resolution of uncertainty” - Claude Shannon. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather crucial intelligence necessary for shaping the Americas aviation industry during the next decade.
Highlights from the comprehensive summit include: