Should the US Adopt Israeli Airport Security Procedures?

Welcometoisraelb There is growing discontent at the current wrong-footed (and sadly ineffective) procedures at US airports – whole body scanning and intrusive pat downs – neither of which will find 'artfully concealed' explosives.  This has caused many people to call for the US to adopt the highly regarded Israeli approach to airport security screening.

The effectiveness of Israel's airport security process is unquestioned.  But in my new article 'Can the Israeli Airport Security Process Work in the US' I look at the process and find reasons – mainly financial (ie up to $150 per roundtrip extra to pay for added security), but also in terms of the difficulty in scaling up from tiny Israel to our vastly larger country (150 times more people fly in the US each year than in Israel) – why it could not easily be applied to the US.

For more details, click to read the full article.


1 thought on “Should the US Adopt Israeli Airport Security Procedures?”

  1. I certainly see your point about artfully concealed bombs. At that price I’m not sure people would go for it, but at the same time if you need to get from one coast to the other, you will be taking the flight regardless. There is much to think about here.

Leave a Reply

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top

Free Weekly Emailed Newsletter

Usually weekly, since 2001, we publish a roundup of travel and travel related technology developments, and often a feature article too.

You’ll stay up to date with the latest and greatest (and cautioned about the worst) developments.  You’ll get information to help you choose and become a better informed traveler and consumer, how to best use new technologies, and at times, will learn of things that might entertain, amuse, annoy or even outrage you.

We’re very politically incorrect and love to point out the unrebutted hypocrisies and unfairnesses out there.

This is all entirely free (but you’re welcome to voluntarily contribute!), and should you wish to, easy to cancel.

We’re not about to spam you any which way and as you can see, we don’t ask for any information except your email address and how often you want to receive our newsletters.

Newsletter Signup - Welcome!

Thanks for choosing to receive our newsletters.  We hope you’ll enjoy them and become a long-term reader, and maybe on occasion, add comments and thoughts of your own to the newsletters and articles we publish.

We’ll send you a confirmation email some time in the next few days to confirm your email address, and when you reply to that, you’ll then be on the list.

All the very best for now, and welcome to the growing “Travel Insider family”.