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7 ways to score airport lounge access

7 ways to score airport lounge access

March 13, 2012 · ,

When you’re waiting out a long airport layover, nothing seems more enticing than the airport lounge. With amenities such as free Wi-Fi, drinks, snacks and glossy magazines that you’ve never seen before (and may never see again), the lounges feel like the answer to most of your air travel annoyances; at the very least, they [...]

FAA suspends controller for watching movie on duty

FAA suspends controller for watching movie on duty

April 20, 2011 · ,

An air traffic controller has been suspended for watching a movie when he was supposed to be monitoring aircraft, deepening the Federal Aviation Administration’s embarrassment following at least five cases of controllers sleeping on the job. In the latest incident, the controller was watching a movie on a DVD player early Sunday morning while on [...]

Full-body scanner arrives at Minneapolis airport

Full-body scanner arrives at Minneapolis airport

September 23, 2010 ·

Security officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport began using a new, high-tech body scanner at one of its checkpoints Wednesday, saying the full-image technology is a critical tool to help head off potential threats. The full-imaging scanner — the first in Minneapolis — screens passengers for metallic and nonmetallic items, including plastic or chemical [...]

Atlanta airport delays have most ripple effects

Atlanta airport delays have most ripple effects

June 28, 2010 · ,

A study says more delays at major airports across the country were attributed to problems at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport than at any other. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said the report by the Government Accountability Office shows that problems in Atlanta affect air traffic all over the country. Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest airport. Hartsfield-Jackson ranked [...]

Airports up, running as ash clears over Europe

Airports up, running as ash clears over Europe

May 10, 2010 · , , ,

A band of volcanic ash was drifting in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Monday and adding hours to flights from North America to Europe as planes diverted around it. Flights across Europe were operating normally after the dispersal of another plume of volcanic ash that disrupted air traffic and forced some airport closures over [...]

Security upgrades mean delays at Charlotte airport

Security upgrades mean delays at Charlotte airport

April 5, 2010 · , ,

Airline travelers in the Carolinas should expect longer waits as security is upgraded at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Multiple media outlets report that officials plan to close a security checkpoint Monday through the end of April to install full-body scanners. Charlotte is one of a new wave of airports getting the equipment as the country beefs [...]

Air travelers to see tougher security before beach

Air travelers to see tougher security before beach

March 22, 2010 · , ,

For those who haven’t flown in a while, be prepared to be scanned, swabbed or thoroughly patted down. Maybe all three. Many spring break travelers are about to have their first encounter with airport security measures stepped up after Christmas, when a man was accused of trying to blow up a U.S. jetliner using explosives [...]

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