Why Airline Passenger Screening Will Be With Us Forever: Past, Present, and Prospects for Air Travel Safety

This article discusses airline passenger screening. It presents an overview of the history of airline hijacking in the U.S. and early passenger screening of the 1970s. Data includes air hijacking incidents involving the U.S. and Cuba, 1958-2016; global airline hijacking and fatalities, 1948-2014; and deaths from major airplane hijacking incidents by region. Next, it discusses the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) created in 2002 to oversee passenger screenings. Finally, it concludes that passenger screening will continue to be necessary.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 149-159
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2018 9:45AM