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Security at Dulles International Airport is tighter than before the Sept. 11 attacks, and more luggage is being hand-checked by airport personnel. (Margaret Thomas - The Washington Post)
Consumer Protection

Aviation Consumer Protection, a division of DOT, keeps track of consumer complaints and other travel issues.
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For concerns about air travel safety or security call the Federal Aviation Administration at 800-255-1111.

You can file a complaint about any air travel service to the Aviation Consumer Protection Division, 24 hours a day, by calling 202-366-2220 or e-mail a complaint.

Source: Department of Transportation

Passenger Lists Sought for Flights Over U.S.
The U.S. government plans to force foreign airlines to turn over passenger lists or check the names against government watch lists in an effort to prevent terrorists from entering U.S. airspace.

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