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  • Terrorism Has Plagued The World

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    attacks throughout the 1960s and 70s, for the first time airports were introduced to armed security guards, metal detectors, and explosive detection canines. Over the next two and half decades, airports also saw the use of U.S. Marshall’s aboard flights, and the installations of X-Ray machines for both carry-on and checked luggage. While the measures in place did manage to assist in the arrest of thousands and prevented a number of attacks from

  • Aftermath of 9/11; Congress Acts Essay

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    On September 11, 2001 a national tragedy struck the nation. The terrorist group, al-Qaeda, hijacked 4 passenger airlines and performed multiple suicide attacks at locations such as New York and Washington, D.C. This event struck fear in the American people as this was the largest event that caused the highest lost of lives from a foreign attack on the country. Following the event, the national government was forced to act quickly. The incumbent president at the time, George W. Bush, was left with

  • Full Body Scanners Do Not Lead to Safer Travel Essay

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    Why should anyone including my 3-year-old daughter unnecessarily be exposed to cancer causing X-ray beams in a full body scanner? Or have a total stranger run his or her hands up and down my daughter's body for a full pat-down upon refusing the scan? Most enraging is that the scan can be done without my knowledge. Full body scanners should not be used in United States airports. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), on November 20, 2010 implemented the use of 385 scanners, otherwise know

  • Delta Airlines : A Crop Dusting Operation Essay

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    History: Delta Airlines was founded in Macon, Georgia, with the name of Huff Daland Dusters, which was a crop-dusting operation in the 1920s. Delta Airlines was the first commercial flying company in existence. Delta Airline has had many names over the years, but became “Delta Airlines, Inc,” in the 1940s after going to war. They had many first beginnings, to name more of those first beginnings: visual inspection with a portable x-ray machine, bring passengers to a hub airport, launch the Douglas

  • Southwest Airlines

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    Situation Following the Deregulation in 1978, a competitive price war ensued among the airline industry as a direct result of the new freedom for airlines to set their own fares as well as route entry and exits. This gave rise to the operating structure of the airlines as it exists today, consisting of the point-to-point system and the hub and spoke system. With this came the change of focus for major airlines to non-stop, cross-country routes in densely populated cities, which, in a regulated environment

  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Railway Labour Act

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    look at the inclusion of the airline industry into the Act, and its applications to it. This paper will also cover the loopholes and disadvantages of the Act and its consequences. This paper draws upon various sources including scholarly textbooks, reports and papers. This research paper aims to provide valuable information regarding the importance the Railway Labour Act and its significance to the airline industry. Keywords: Railway Labour Act, amendments, airline industry, applications, loopholes

  • Al Qaeda Of Osama Bin Laden

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    Basic Overview Al-Qaeda, or “the Base” in Arabic, is an arrangement of extremists initially organized by Osama Bin Laden. Al-Qaeda originated throughout the uprising against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Thousands of volunteers from around the Middle East came to Afghanistan as mujahideen, warriors fighting to defend fellow Muslims. Bin Laden returned to his native Saudi Arabia after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and founded an organization to help veterans of the Afghan war, thus

  • The Importance Of The United States Patriot Act

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    Two months after the September eleventh attacks on the Twin Towers, President Bush signed a document called the United States Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was signed to help prevent another terrorist attack on the United States through many types of surveillance. Growing concerns have come out about the Patriot Act and how much power it gives to the federal government. But, the government does need to monitor the citizens to try and stop another September eleventh attack by collecting information

  • The Transportation Security Administration and Airport Security

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    the flight. These passengers do not understand

  • Essay about Southwest Airlines

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    Situation Following the Deregulation in 1978, a competitive price war ensued among the airline industry as a direct result of the new freedom for airlines to set their own fares as well as route entry and exits. This gave rise to the operating structure of the airlines as it exists today, consisting of the point-to-point system and the hub and spoke system. With this came the change of focus for major airlines to non-stop, cross-country routes in densely populated cities, which, in a regulated environment

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