Just read on thehill.com that TSA is about to implement enhanced security at overseas airports where planes fly directly to the United States. According to the article,  The announcement comes after military officials raised concerns about al Qaeda affiliated foreign fighters using Western passports to evade terrorist watch lists.”

Given the situation in the Middle East, I had expected some kind of effort. I’m sure there’ll be noticeable things like gate searches, and other things going on outside of the view of passengers too. I’ll withhold judgement on whether these measures are effective or not, and just wish everyone a safe weekend of holiday travel.

-MJ, July 2, 2014