Air Travel is one of the main things that was majorly affected by 9/11. One of the main components of air travel that had changed was security. Almost immediately after 9/11 the government issued Aviation and Transportation Security Act which then lead to Transportation Security Administration, TSA for short. Because of this security check became stricter and new procedures were introduced and enforced. Some of these new procedures are as the following: weapons and destructive item checks, only passengers with tickets were allowed to go through and pass security, restriction on liquids and contaminants in luggage, and guidelines passengers must follow.
Since the beginning of aviation, aircraft have been used for other intentions besides carrying passengers and cargo. They have been used as weapons of war dating all the way back to the first world war, and the use of aircraft has enlightened the advancement of the aviation. “Throughout the history of aviation, the greatest progress in flight has been made during time when either war or the threat of war was present” (Millspaugh, et al., 2008, p. 33). However, the war we face today has been triggered by the deliberate use of aircraft to cause death, destruction, and mayhem.
We’ve had other terror attacks after 9/11 such as the Boston Marathon bombings and the San Bernardino terror attacks, but 9/11 was the last major terror attack. 9/11 was major, we weren't prepared for something so major like that. If you think about whether or not we are prepared for something on that level today I think we would be capable of foiling that attack before it even happened. Our airport security is very strict nowadays. We are well equipped for an attack like that today. Did we actually move on too fast? I don't believe we did. Following the attacks, many changes had to be enforced. these were major changes and they took a few years to sync in. One major change was with less people traveling and even leaving their houses (especially in major cities). Traveling became more of a hassle due to increased security and more restrictions as to what you could bring, and x-ray body scanners. Tourism experienced a rapid decline after 9/11, but more then tourism and traveling was just being able to leave your home and go to work while still feeling safe. The Department of Homeland Security became the major organization after 9/11. The Department of
Imagine a cloud of black smoke covering the sky of your hometown or having to make the choice if you should jump to your death out of a skyscraper because if you didn’t, then you would burn alive. Imagine calling your husband while on a plane while knowing that will be the last time you tell him you love him. Imagine the fear you would feel not knowing if your loved ones survived a terrorist attack. This nightmare on an imaginations became a terrible reality for New Yorkers and American citizens. On September 11, 2001, four aircrafts were hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists. Two of the aircrafts flew into the twin towers in New York City, one aircraft crashed into the Pentagon, and the fourth aircraft crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. These terrorist attacks that took place on September 11 resulted in many casualties, an increase in airport security, and the United States invading Afghanistan and the Middle East.
The September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks forever changed the way our air travel industry operates. It affected the government, the airlines, airports, employees, and passengers alike. There was not as much of a threat of terrorism before 9/11, so airport security was not nearly as thorough, and at times intrusive as it is today. Through the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, the evolving threat of terrorism has not been successful in carrying out another 9/11 style attack.
The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011 prompted the world to reevaluate and drastically modify airport and airline security. “Four targets had been chosen, all iconic American buildings that would send a clear message of the depth of their hatred for the United States. All four planes crashed, killing all on board—terrorists, crew members, and passengers, along with hundreds who were killed inside the structures, on the ground, and the men and women who ran into collapsing buildings in an effort to try and save others” (Smutz 1). As Jason Villemez said “the decade after the 9/11 attacks reshaped many facets of life in America” (Villemez 1). Before the attacks, people did not think that large scale hostility towards innocent people in
Flying out or in of the country or even within has become more challenging since the 9/11 attacks. It takes more time to get through security which makes for a much earlier arrival time for those flying. Most airlines require an arrival two hours prior to their departure time. Many Americans have stopped flying altogether because of the hassle of airport security and out of fear. Before the attacks, airport security was more relaxed. Basic security measures were in place, but it was much different than today. Before the attacks, security screenings were set in place by the private companies, many which were outsourced to different security companies. Passengers were allowed to bring certain size blades, scissors, baseball bats and even sewing needles. All of these items have since been banned as a result of the attacks. Since the attacks, the Transportation Security Administration was created and the security screenings are now regulated by the federal government. Through TSA, passengers bags are checked for banned items, they screened for suspicious behavior, the explosive detection system was implemented, and the full body scanner is now used to check passengers. According to Rick Seaney, “Our security ought to stop anything these days, stringent as it is: We've gone from the metal detectors of the 1970s to post-9/11 body scans and enhanced pat downs. Cockpit doors are now fortified, and the sky
9/11 changed how we all viewed the world. The safety that was once felt is no longer taken for granted. That day changed how we think, how we act, and may even cause us to pause before going out. Since that day millions have been spent on ensuring such an event does not happen again. In addition, an entire new department of the federal government was created to watch and centralize security in the United States, the Department of Homeland Security. All done in the name of security. While an event of the magnitude of 9/11 has not repeated itself, others similar to it have. The attacks at Fort Hood, Boston Marathon, and recent school shootings remind us all that there are still individuals out there seeking to cause harm. This means that
Compare and contrast the pre and post 9/11 law enforcement response to terrorism. What strategies could be implemented to increase future law enforcement capability in countering terrorism?
Remember the hours after September 11th when we came together as one to answer the attack against our homeland. The time when the awful terrorists tenaciously hammered two American bearer planes into Twin Towers,not just conveying adversity to numerous families additionally the demise of numerous people. It was the most notice act that the terrorist has ever executed in American history. At long last awakening that america was never what it thought it had ended up. It showed to us, to every one of us that we could be ambushed by anyone at whatever time. It made us demonstrate to the world that we are not a country that ought to be upset, we will complete our assignment with whatever in our way. The 9/11 changed every individual's everlastingly,
There has been many events in history that has shifted the way society views the world. One of the many events that has dramatically changed history was 9/11. On September 11 , 2001 4 planes were hijacked. 2 planes crashed into the World Trade Center , 1 plane crashed into the Pentagon , and the last plane crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Flight 93, which was the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania, was supposed to hit the White House, but never made it there because the passengers aboard fought back and attempted to stop the four hijackers.When the first plane hit the North tower , many people thought that it was a freak accident until citizens seen the second plane intentionally hit the South tower. It was then , that
We as people examine the impact of post-9/11 airport security measures on air travel in the U.S. Using five years of data on passenger volume, we evaluate the effects of the implementation of baggage screening and the federalization of passenger screening on the demand for air travel. These two congressionally mandated measures are the most visible changes in airport security following the 9/11 attacks. Exploiting the phased introduction of security measures across airports, we find that baggage screening reduced passenger volume by about five percent on all flights, and by about eight percent on flights departing from
Life in America after 9/11/01 was a hard time for America, many families and friends were grieving over their lost loved ones. But while all of this was happening government and important people were creating programs like the TSA.The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created to create a safer flight and safer planes so tragedies like the recent terrorist attack America went through does not happen again. Some changes they made for safer flights are the cockpit doors that pilots are controlling the plane is was turned bullet proof and stays locked at all times during the duration of the flight. Also, in the airport you must put baggage through the technology created to detect weapons or bombs that could be in anybody's luggage. Many requirement must be met at airports after 9/11, for example a specific ID is required; the ID name must math the name printed on the ticket of that person. This is probably in effect because they wouldn't want anyone on the plane that is not supposed to be there. Also, whatever thy person has on them like baggage and carry on that a person plans to bring into the plane must be checked and screened. People can fit many things into their bags so this rule is there because they would want any weapons on the plane that would lead to other people getting hurt. Lastly, there is technology that scans someone's body to check for any weapons to anything they would not like to have on the plane, but if
September 11, 2001 marked the most horrific day in history for United States of America. The events of this day changed the lives of those residing in America forever. United States was considered somewhat safe, in regards to terrorists’ attacks. However, this all came to a screeching halt when 19 militants known to be a part of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group hijacked four planes for the purpose of destroying targeted areas in the United States. As a result of the deadly attack on the United States, security measures drastically changed. Although, security measures throughout the United States have been in place, extreme caution came into effect. All departments looked at different measures to improve preventing terrorists’ attacks.
Security checkpoints at airports will be monitored by FBI agents, not by hired people to monitor eye movements and other such behaviors in hopes of catching the "not typical but otherwise looks like a normal passenger" passenger. Carry on luggage will be effected severely as now, they will scrutinized with a fine tooth comb and no longer will they be so liberal on what can come on and what can not. The federal government will install the latest technology in bomb-sniffing, x-ray, and whatever other devices are available, to detect any explosive or incendiary devices checked on an airplane. With all these new regulations plus a list of similar ones, there will be several unpleasant side effects for the citizens of this country. Passengers should expect to arrive 2.5-3 hours in advanced to make sure you will make your flight. There will be a new security tax on all tickets which will up travel prices. In addition, more electronic gadgets, which are very often used by the business traveler of today and tomorrow, will be banned and strictly checked. However, the upside is that it should make citizens feel safer about traveling.