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PHX Posts TSA Wait Times

October 3, 2016 — USA Today

Few things set airline travelers off more than seeing a snaking security line as they approach a TSA checkpoint. Now, the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix hopes to take out any element of surprise — and reduce travelers’ stress — by posting TSA wait times on its website and flight information monitors at the airport.Read more from USA Today…

Saving Time, Money on Parking at Sky Harbor

September 14, 2016 — AZASTA Newsletter

If you’re making travel arrangements for a client, choosing the ideal parking area for the best price at America’s Friendliest Airport® can be easy and hassle-free if you remember to follow a few, simple steps.Read more from …

ASTA Election Results

August 30, 2016 — ASTA Member Notice

Congratulations to Arizona Chapter members Leila Dada, incoming Chapter President, and Laura Rodriguez, newly appointed Area Director.Read more from ASTA Member Notice…

Two NACTA Execs Take on New Roles at ASTA

July 21, 2016 — Newswire

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has announced an internal reorganization that will see two executives from the National Career Association of Travel Agents (NACTA) taking on additional roles within ASTA.Read more…

New Tech to Allow Liquids on Flights from Sky Harbor

July 6, 2016 — 12 News

Sky Harbor International Airport will be one of the first in the country to test out some new technology to cut down wait times. The TSA and American Airlines plan to install the CT technology and automated screening lanes in a pilot program at Sky Harbor by the end of this year. These upgrades are expected to help shorten screening times by about 30 percent, officials say. This new 3D CT technology could allow passengers to leave liquids, gels and aerosols as well as laptops in their carry-on bags.Read more from 12 News…