News and notes from around the interweb:
- TSA security screening has killed many more people than terrorist attacks have. We should shout this from the rooftops.
- The new international terminal at LAX will open September 18th. It will still, sadly, bear the name Tom Bradley. How good could it be? The lounges won’t be done, either, so passengers with lounge access will have to use the lounges in the old terminal to start.
- A federal judge supports the TSA’s decision to lie in response to a Freedom of Information Act Request for non-classified, non-“sensitive security information” records.
- Virgin America’s safety video has been running since the airline’s first service in 2007. It apparently doesn’t have captions for the benefit of the hearing impaired. SO after an investigation (sic), six years in, the Department of Transportation has fined the airline $150,000. I guess if Virgin America isn’t bidding on any GSA city pairs from Washington DC, the DOT doesn’t notice when they break the rules?