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Wait Times Normal At Most Airports, TSA Says, As More Agents Call Out Sick  NPR

Government workers, including TSA agents, missed their first paycheck of the year last Friday, as a result of the country's longest partial government shutdown.



TSA Confirms ‘Sick Out’ Affecting Airports: What to Know Before You Travel During the Shutdown  PEOPLE.com

The government shutdown is having a major impact on the country's airports. Here's everything you need to know before you travel. As the longest shutdown in ...


Airports nationwide experience high volume of TSA sick calls  KETV Omaha

The Government has been shut down for nearly three weeks. Among the 800000 employees affected in this shut down, are TSA officers working at airports ...


Airport strikes across Germany  DW (English)

Staff responsible for checking passengers and cargo have held an 18-hour warning strike at Germany's biggest airports. Hundreds of flights were cancelled.


Airports, Brexit, Los Angeles: Your Monday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.


State proposes charging Uber and Lyft at international airports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A proposal from Alaska's International Airport System would charge Uber and Lyft drivers an additional $2.50 per transport to or from Alaska's ...


California airports unaffected by government shutdown  SFGate

Airport security, customs and immigration lines at Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco and San Jose Airports have had no impact so far from the ...


Houston, Miami airports close some security checkpoints after TSA officers call out sick in government shutdown  CNBC

The main airports of Miami and Houston shut security checkpoints after more TSA officers, working without paychecks, called in sick, as the partial government ...


Why airports can't stop drones from causing chaos  CNBC

Drones caused mayhem at London's two biggest airports: Heathrow this week and at Gatwick in December. Experts say airports need to get prepared to deal ...


Plattsburgh International Airport operations unfazed by shutdown | News  Plattsburgh Press Republican

PLATTSBURGH — Screening Operations at Plattsburgh International Airport remain unaffected by the ongoing federal government shutdown.


TSA opting to use floppy-eared dogs to sniff at airports  WTHR

The next time you go through airport security, you may see different dogs. That's because the TSA is replacing pointy-eared dogs with floppy-eared breeds.


Airport drone disruption: All major UK airports to have 'military-grade' protection  BBC News

All major UK airports now have or will soon have military grade anti-drone equipment, the government says. It comes after the military were called in to help ...


Democrats to blame for long security lines at airports: Varney  Fox Business

FBN's Stuart Varney on the fallout from the partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall.


Indianapolis airport security checkpoints not yet affected by shutdown  WTHR

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The ongoing government shutdown is now in day 25. 800,000 federal workers aren't getting paid and that has many turning to ...


Some airport security lanes to shut as shutdown squeezes TSA  The Boston Globe

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the United States as soon as this weekend ...


Boutique airports and airlines: Why smaller is better  CNN

Think of them as offering "boutique" air travel. These regional airlines and airports trying to make the short-haul experience better and bring some of the ...


Airport Security Lines Grow Across The Nation As TSA Sickout Continues  Forbes

Security lines at airports across the country are starting to grow long as nationwide action from Transportation Security Agency (TSA) workers starts to take its toll ...


Government Shutdown Latest: Fast Food Feast at White House, Airports Continue to Struggle  9&10 News

It's now day 25 of the partial government shutdown, thousands of federal workers are still furloughed. That includes the White House kitchen staff and the ...


McCarran Airport escapes major TSA headaches for now  News3LV

Tuesday marks Day 25 of the partial government shutdown. It's plaguing travelers at several airports across the country. Nearly 51000 TSA employees are ...


The world's most punctual airports and airlines for 2019 revealed  CNN

Which airports and airlines can you expect to be most punctual? Aviation analytics firm OAG has come out with its 2019 list of the best on-time performances.


Hilton Head just got a new airline. Does it need a bigger airport, too?  The Island Packet

The Hilton Head Airport has added two national air carriers in two months, but can the parking, facilities and security keep up? Check out the plans to ...


Local businesses help those working without pay at airport  KOLO

Local businesses are stepping in to provide food for those working without pay at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.


Long-awaited Oak Ridge airport could break ground in 2020  Knoxville News Sentinel

A long-awaited, $47-55M airport in Oak Ridge could break ground in 2020. City Manager Mark Watson says this plan is "the one that will make it work."


Sun Country adds 19 new routes and seven new airports  KARE11.com

Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is embarking on the largest expansion of routes and *service* in the company's history, adding 19 new seasonal routes ...


Nashville airport hits passenger record in 6th straight year  Miami Herald

Officials say Nashville International Airport has broken its record for number of passengers for a sixth straight year.


German airport strike grounds jets  BBC News

More than 600 flights are cancelled as security staff strike over pay at major German airports.


Gatwick Airport Shut Down by ‘Deliberate’ Drone Incursions  The New York Times

Flights in and out of London's second-busiest airport were halted after drones were spotted flying illegally nearby in what was described as an act meant to ...


TRAFFIC-WEATHER UPDATE: Stuck out-of-service train shuts down Airport MARTA station  Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATLANTA FORECAST Tuesday: High: 49 Tuesday night: Low: 35 Wednesday: High: 55 »...


How a drone shut down one of Europe’s busiest airports  The Washington Post

A drone — or more than one drone — prompted the cancellation of 155 flights at London's Gatwick Airport during the busy holiday season.


AI at airports: how is artificial intelligence speeding up security?  Airport Technology

Rising passenger expectations have put pressure on major transport hubs. How might the deployment of AI at airports expedite security processes?


Get to the airport early: Government shutdown could double security lines as TSA agents call out sick  MarketWatch

Transportation Security Administration officials are currently working without pay.


World's shortest runways at commercial airports  Airport Technology

The runway is crucial at any airport, but space isn't always available in remote locations. We list the world's shortest runways at commercial airports.


With government shutdown dragging, food pantry opens for unpaid Tampa airport workers  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Airports, non-profits, and private businesses across the Tampa Bay area are feeling the effects of the government shutdown, just as hundreds of thousands of ...


Des Moines airport has record-breaking 2018 with more than 2.77 million passengers  Des Moines Register

More than 2.77 million passengers flew in and out of the Des Moines International Airport last year, making 2018 another record-breaking year of growth for the ...


Shreveport airports director resigns rather than fight for his job  Shreveport Times

Rather than apply to keep his position, Thompson resigned from his post in a letter addressed to Shreveport's mayor.


Letter of Recommendation: Rides to the Airport  The New York Times

Any city where someone is waiting curbside with a car is still home.


Ho, ho, hold that flight: Ranking the most stressful airports during the holidays  Washington Post

A travel insurance company has analyzed the flight cancellation rate at different airports to identify those most likely to cause holiday stress.


Locals know full impact Washington airport brings to community  WCTI12.com

The Washington-Warren Airport in Washington isn't the biggest in Eastern North Carolina. But it's impact is right up there. It supports 180 jobs and poured more ...


Airport Study Calls for Regional Authority, More Revenue  WJON News

The St. Cloud Regional Airport is an asset to central Minnesota, but it needs to grow. That's the findings of a recently completed study.


Victims of government shutdown happen to be protecting our airport security  The Journal News | LoHud.com

Transportation Security Administration employees who keep air travel safe lose their pay during a federal shutdown over a border security standoff.


Essendon Airport DFO plans call safety planning into question  The Sydney Morning Herald

The way buildings around Australia's airports are approved is under *fresh* scrutiny after it emerged that Essendon Airport's DFO shopping centre complex was ...


Passenger caught smuggling a live snake in his pants at Berlin airport  USA TODAY

A man was caught sneaking a 40-centimeter live snake into Berlin-Schonefeld Airport before a flight to Israel on Dec. 24, 2018.


Why a Conservative mayor is trying to nationalise local airport  Financial Times

Ben Houchen says Durham Tees Valley could be a success, but Labour is wary of the plans.


Government shutdown: Passenger takes gun through airport security check onto international flight  The Independent

A passenger managed to board plane with a gun in their hand luggage after being screened by security at an American airport. Having accidentally packed their ...


International journalist reportedly arrested at Lambert International Airport | News Headlines  KMOV.com

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The English-language arm of Iran's state television broadcaster is reporting that its prominent American-born news anchor was arrested ...


Why Do So Many Airports Have Chapels?  Mental Floss

There are only so many ways to kill time during a long layover. You might browse the magazines at a Hudson News or take the time to test out a travel pillow or ...


What air travelers should know about the government shutdown  Washington Post

DALLAS — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by ...


Body found near airport runway  WCVB Boston

Police have identified the body of a man found near a runway at a New Hampshire airport.


Lewiston seeks to ease worries about airport proposal  Lewiston Morning Tribune

Lewiston City Manager Alan Nygaard is aiming to allay county concerns about city management of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport in a draft ...


Delhi, Mumbai to have 3 airports each, 31 cities to get 2nd one by 2040  Hindustan Times

At least 31 cities in India will have two airports by 2040 while Delhi and Mumbai will have a third airport by then, according to a vision document released by the ...


Asheville Regional Airport celebrates milestone  WLOS

Tuesday was a big day for the folks at Asheville Regional Airport. In 2018, for the first time, more than a million passengers flew through the airport in a year.


Lufthansa chief urges rethink on closure of Berlin airport  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The head of German airline Lufthansa has suggested that plans to close Berlin's aging Tegel airport should be reconsidered.


Tallahassee airport saw seven bird strikes over past year  WCTV

Tallahassee International Airport has an active Wildlife Hazard Management Plan for not only birds, but all wildlife species.


Iranian cargo plane tries to land at wrong airport; 15 dead  NBC News

TEHRAN, Iran — A Boeing 707 cargo plane coming from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran's capital, state media reported, with an ...


Court: Airport must disclose records | Environmental  Jackson Hole News&Guide

The state's highest court has overturned a district court opinion and ruled that Jackson Hole Airport must adhere to one of the Equality State's foremost ...


Jackson Hole Airport flies high, sets record | Business  Jackson Hole News&Guide

Jackson Hole Airport just wrapped up the busiest year in its history, setting a new record by a wide margin.


YYJ falls to Kelowna, flies off list of 10 busiest airports  CTV Vancouver Island

For years the capital city's airport has sat comfortably among the top 10 busiest airports in the country, but not anymore.


Trio of Rockets stars puts in work at Hobby Airport  Chron

The Rockets' P.J. Tucker, Gerald Green and James Ennis spent part of their off day at Hobby Airport on Tuesday working with Southwest Airlines to surprise ...


Police chase ends in crash near Lambert Airport  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Police arrested a man who led officers on a chase that ended in a crash Wednesday near St. Louis Lambert Airport. Overland police began chasing ...


Airport chaos could trigger an end to the government shutdown  Washington Examiner

Right now, it's difficult to foresee anything that might force one side to budge to resolve the ongoing partial government shutdown, but one possibility is the ...


McGhee-Tyson Airport to offer direct flights to Denver  WATE 6 On Your Side

Allegiant airlines on Tuesday announced a new non-stop flight from East Tennessee to Denver, Colorado.


Delta to fly out of Hilton Head airport to these two cities, officials confirm  The Island Packet

Hilton Head Island Airport confirmed Wednesday that Delta Air Lines will begin offering *service* between the airport and Atlanta starting May 23, and nonstop ...


Odor of air freshener leads police to large marijuana bust at airport  CBS17.com

Authorities found luggage with "a strong odor of air freshener coming from them and clear food saver style vacuum sealed bags" sticking out of the zipper.


North Adams Airport Building to Be Moved This Week  iBerkshires.com

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The new administrative building is slated to be moved Thursday morning. Peter Enzien of Stantec Consulting Services, the airport's ...


Leesburg Airport was a major wartime training center  Daily Commercial

LEESBURG — Small-town USA played a significant role during the World War II war effort, and Leesburg and Lake County did their share.Not only did Lake ...


Cleveland air traffic controllers enlist travelers at Hopkins airport to end shutdown  cleveland.com

William Gentry, a long-time controller at the Cleveland Air Route Traffic Control Center in Oberlin, stressed that it's still safe to fly. But if the shutdown lingers on, ...


Airlines, Muslim community donate food to federal airport workers  MPR News

Airlines paid for the meals and airport conference center staff packed nearly 500 breakfast and lunch box meals Monday. A community *service* organization ...


Behind the scenes at DFW's customer service command center  USA TODAY

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has an operations center to monitor the airfield. But it has been beefing up another behind-the-scenes center.


Airport projects moving forward despite government shutdown  WALB

Projects at the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport are still in full swing while the government remains shut down.


New Director Chosen to Lead Santa Barbara Airport  Noozhawk

The Santa Barbara City Council voted Tuesday to appoint Henry Thompson, who has 35 years of airport management experience, as Santa Barbara's new ...


Syracuse airport spared from TSA security shortage seen elsewhere, Katko says  Syracuse.com

TSA screeners stay on job in Upstate NY; Miami closes terminal due to shortage prompted by federal shutdown.


Fire causes evacuation at St. Louis Lambert Airport  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

Update: Terminal One has reopened after the fire. A small section of the west end in the upper level will be cordoned off (near the restaurants but not the ...


Delta begins booking flights to Hilton Head. Airport officials still quiet on ‘expansion’  The Island Packet

The Hilton Head Airport has announced new flights, air services and routes in the last three months. The airport is holding another press conference this week.


Actor Treat Williams cooks up pancakes for TSA workers at Albany Airport  WRGB

COLONIE, N. Y. (WRGB) - A treat Tuesday for TSA workers at Albany International Airport. Actor and pilot Treat Williams donated and made pancakes for those ...


FAA workers picketing at John Glenn Columbus International Airport; demand end to shutdown  NBC4i.com

Local Federal Aviation Administration workers are concerned your flight safety could be at risk.


Shutdown could cut flights out of Denver International Airport, air traffic controllers say  The Denver Post

Coloradans could be waiting in longer lines for fewer flights in and out of Denver International Airport if the shutdown drags into February, the president of ...


Cherry Capital Airport considers changing how it's governed  UpNorthLive.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Changes could be made for how one northern Michigan airport is governed. Right now, both Grand Traverse and ...


RDU travelers say airport workers affected by government shutdown should be paid  WTVD-TV

The effects of the ongoing federal government shutdown aren't obvious when you visit Raleigh Durham International the day after essential workers were not ...


Officials: Contagious kids with measles at Portland airport  Statesman Journal

County health officials in southwest Washington state are warning people who may have crossed paths recently with unvaccinated children contagious with ...


Police remove woman who ordered fellow passenger in airport line to ‘sit down’  Yahoo News

Vlogger and doula Na'Kesha Danyel Smith was harassed for 30 minutes by a fellow passenger who told her to "sit down" while waiting for her Southwest flight.


Officials: Cargo plane made emergency landing at General Mitchell Airport  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

https://www.facebook.com/fox6news/videos/386990952110409/ MILWAUKEE -- A private plane made an emergency landing at General Mitchell International ...


Airline to make Grand Rapids airport one of its U.S. bases  MLive.com

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Las Vegas-based air carrier is making a new home at Michigan's second-busiest airport. Allegiant Air announced Tuesday, Jan. 15, it is ...


Manager to leave Keene's Dillant-Hopkins Airport, join MFS  The Keene Sentinel

NORTH SWANZEY — After three years running Keene's evolving Dillant-Hopkins Airport in North Swanzey, Airport Manager John G. “Jack” Wozmak will step ...


Passenger misses flight, dances through 4-hour wait in Atlanta airport  New York Post

The clip has since gone massively viral on Twitter with well over 8 million views.


Sea-Tac Airport workers lose sleep and apply for loans as longest-ever federal shutdown continues  The Seattle Times

At a resource fair organized by the Port of Seattle, credit unions, nonprofits and utility companies told federal workers how they could access short-term loans, ...


Jet Lands Safely At Watertown Airport After In-flight Emergency  WWNY TV 7

No injuries were reported as an American Eagle jet safely landed at the Watertown International Airport due to an "in-flight emergency."


This Delayed Traveler's 4-hour Dance Around the Atlanta Airport Is Going Viral  Travel+Leisure

When in doubt, dance it out. Preferably to Hall & Oates.


Gatwick Airport Drone: Lots of Second-Guessing, but Not Many Answers  The New York Times

LONDON — More than a week after somebody (or somebodies) with a drone (or drones) shut down a major airport and ruined the travel plans of tens of ...


Billings airport saw record number of passengers last year — nearly 1 million  Billings Gazette

Nearly a million people arrived and departed from Billings Logan International Airport in 2018, breaking the previous record set in 2012.


From airport lines to food inspections, here are all the ways the government shutdown is impacting the lives of average Americans  Business Insider

The federal government is stuck in the second-longest shutdown ever. Average Americans are starting to see the effects from airports to paychecks.


Enough is enough: Hilton Head airport needs an updated terminal, but not a longer runway  The Island Packet

The silence is deafening. Hilton Head Island Airport now offers daily jet *service* to Charlotte, with announcements last week of more flights to come: to New York, ...


Bradley airport workers feeling shutdown pain  The CT Mirror

Adrian Pellot and his wife Sarah Small are among the roughly 150 Transportation Security Administration agents at Bradley International Airport who missed ...


Police investigate discovery of possible skeletal remains found at DFW Airport  Star-Telegram

Authorities are investigating the possibility that skeletal remains have been located during a site survey at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.


Wider runway, 2 millionth passenger eyed at Arnold Palmer airport in 2019  Tribune-Review

Arnold Palmer Regional Airport expects to reach a milestone in 2019: serving its two millionth passenger since February 2011, when Spirit Airlines became the ...


Small plane crashed in West Jordan near airport  KUTV 2News

A small plane has crashed in West Jordan, dispatch confirmed. It landed near South Valley Regional Airport. This is a developing story. 2News will update when ...


Lehigh Valley International Airport offering new non-stop destination  lehighvalleylive.com

The Lehigh Valley International Airport announced Tuesday a new, non-stop *service* courtesy of Allegiant Airlines. The Hanover Township, Lehigh County ...


Cambodian airports handle over 10 million passengers | Vietnam+  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia's three international airports recorded 10.6 million passengers in 2018, according to VINCI Airports, the French-owned ...


Furloughed FAA employees picket outside Oklahoma City airport  NewsOK.com

A small contingent of furloughed Federal Aviation Administration employees stood outside Will Rogers World Airport on Monday afternoon to warn travelers of ...


New looks at MSY airport’s forthcoming $1 billion terminal.  Curbed NOLA

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport's new terminal features 45 vendors, live music, and a consolidated security checkpoint system.


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