In the past few years, surveillance and other technological advances within airports have drastically increased security, while simultaneously inconveniencing almost every run-of-the-mill passenger. New Wi-Fi tracking systems, while a potential harbinger of an overstep in personal privacy, could actually prove beneficial to the average traveler.

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newarkFlights coming in and out of Newark airport were severely halted last night when an unidentified man accidentally walked through a checkpoint at around 5:20pm. This possible security breach caused the T.S.A. to stop screening passengers and then about two and a half hours later, the T.S.A. ordered all passengers on the sterile side to move back to the public side for rescreening. This resulted in nearly 7 hours of delays for Contintental Airlines flights coming in and out of the airport since there were no open gates available.

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