I just flew back to the US from another country last Tuesday, and security still seemed lax at the departure point. Of course, the US has no direct control over that, but surely some sort of efforts could be made. Meanwhile, security is, at least according to this report, stepping up efforts stateside. From AP, :
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal official in charge of the nation’s airports said Friday security has been “stepped up a notch” in the face of renewed terror warnings this holiday weekend and said authorities are asking the public to be vigilant.
“If they see anything unusual, report it – an unattended package, something that just doesn’t look right, even odd behavior in the terminal or on the aircraft,” FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said on NBC’s “Today” show.
She said photographs of seven suspected terrorists released Wednesday by the FBI “are everywhere” and that screeners have been redeployed to some of the busiest airports in anticipation of heavy Memorial Day holiday travel.