It may happen.
According to the blog on the Transportation Security Administration’s website, testing is underway that could mean we keep our shoes on. Wouldn’t that be something?
“The TSA is well aware that the removal of shoes is not our most popular policy. In fact, it probably ranks up there with root canals and doing your taxes.” TSA blog
According to the blog, “last year, TSA tested a shoe scanner from General Electric in Orlando. Today, we’re testing shoe scanning technology at Los Angeles International Airport. If all goes well, these tests could lead the way to quelling of one of our most unpopular policies.”
They don’t say when this might happen, though…so keep wearing those moccasins and clogs or whatever easy-on, easy-off shoes you prefer.
Well, we had about a month of silence on the airfare-hike front. But that’s over.
Last night, Northwest Airlines increased domestic airfares by $80 roundtrip on over 4,000 city pairs. We’ll call this a mini-hike, in that it does not quite reach our threshold of two-thirds of a legacy carrier’s route system — which means I will not list this as the 22nd attempted hike of the year (not yet, anyway).
But what is noteworthy, is that this is the FIRST time Northwest has initiated an airfare hike this year.
So why the long break from airfare hikes? Keep reading…
Northwest Raises (Some) Airfares – $80 Round-trip