International Passengers Report Delays Due To Security | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

International Passengers Report Delays Due To Security

Play associated audio
Some international passengers flying into Dulles say the is increased security caused delays and missed flights.
Jonathan Wilson
Some international passengers flying into Dulles say the is increased security caused delays and missed flights.

By Jonathan Wilson

Some passengers flying into Dulles International Airport today from outside the U.S. say intensified security caused delays and in some cases, missed flights.

The Transportation Security Administration sent out a directive on the new rules Sunday, and reports from several European Countries suggest airlines scrambled to implement the new rules.

Edgar Soudek arrived at Dulles from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, where he says his artificial knee put security officers into frenzy.

Amaka Gboneme, a 24-year-old Nigerian student, says lines were long at her home airport in the city of Lagos but didn't slow her down.

Once international passengers arrive at Dulles, they may move more quickly than travelers at other American destinations.

Dr. Kenneth Button, a public policy professor and aviation expert at George Mason university, says Dulles has more space devoted to security than many other airports have. Button says recent renovations should allow passengers to pass through customs more quickly.

WAMU 88.5

At-Risk Salvadoran Youth Make Their Orchestral Debut At Kennedy Center

A youth symphonic orchestra and choir from a high-crime community in El Salvador made their American debut Monday with a performance at The Kennedy Center.
NPR

How Newbie Gardeners Can Safely Grow Food On Urban Land

More and more city dwellers are trying their hand at urban gardening. Most know to be wary of lead in their soil, but fewer are aware of how to avoid other types of contaminants.
NPR

Panned When It First Came Out, The Clinton Logo Is Saying Something Now

The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign logo was snickered at. But it's shown versatility, morphing to include backgrounds of Iowa, New Hampshire and, on Tuesday, to support gay marriage.
NPR

Report: To Aid Combat, Russia Wages Cyberwar Against Ukraine

Cyberwarfare is a hidden world with few documented examples. In a new report, security researchers detail digital attacks against Ukraine's military, and charge the Russian military as the hacker.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.