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Sequestration and Projected Furloughs Causing Concern

Sequestration and Projected Furloughs Causing Concern

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Across-the-board spending cuts are forcing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to make cutbacks.  The result is already evident in the Port of Long Beach in California.Sean Strawbridge, the managing director for …

TSA to Allow Pocket Knives on Planes

TSA to Allow Pocket Knives on Planes

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As the nation braces for potentially extended airport security lines because of the federal budget sequester, the Travel Security Administration (TSA) has announced they will allow small pocket knives and certain…

New York City Airports to Resume Flights

New York City Airports to Resume Flights

Medioimages/Photodisc(NEW YORK) — John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia airports are expected to resume passenger flights on Saturday morning after cancelling flights on Friday due to blizzard conditions.Newark Liberty International Airport in N…

Holiday Flight Delay? Airports Offer Flu Shots, Workouts and More

Holiday Flight Delay? Airports Offer Flu Shots, Workouts and More

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As the holiday travel season kicks off this week, airline passengers can expect to see higher prices, crowded airports and longer lines.So long as Mother Nature cooperates and the weather remains pleasant, air travel…

Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Travel

Busiest Airports for Thanksgiving Travel

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More than 24 million people are expected to fly this Thanksgiving weekend — about 150,000 more people than last year — despite an increase in the price of airfare since Thanksgiving 2011.And the crowds aren’t just…

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Travel Industry Begins to Move Again After Sandy’s Mess

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s been one of the most difficult weeks in memory for travelers. Nearly 20,000 flight cancellations, hotels that are flooded and shuttered, cruise ships stranded at sea. But a few days after Hurricane Sandy, travelers a…

Travel Plans at a Standstill as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

Travel Plans at a Standstill as Hurricane Sandy Approaches

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As a large section of the nation sits at a standstill as Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, traffic in and out of airports and train stations from North Carolina to Boston has been virtually shut down, …

The Top 20 US Airports for TSA Theft

The Top 20 US Airports for TSA Theft

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Your suitcase has been tagged and whisked away for a security check before being loaded onto a plane en route to your final destination.  How safe are the belongings inside? The Transportation Security Admini…

Senator Calls for TSA Theft Fixes After ABC News Report

Senator Calls for TSA Theft Fixes After ABC News Report

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Reacting to an ABC News investigation into theft by Transportation Security Administration officers, Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., Thursday called on the agency to do random sting operations on its employees “t…

Avatars to Assist Passengers at New York City Airports

Avatars to Assist Passengers at New York City Airports

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three New York City-area airports have introduced a new type of greeter. At Newark Liberty International, it’s Libby. At LaGuardia, it’s Marie. And at John K. Kennedy International Airport, it’s Sarah, and they’re there t…

Avatars to Assist Passengers at New York City Airports

Avatars to Assist Passengers at New York City Airports

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three New York City-area airports have introduced a new type of greeter. At Newark Liberty International, it’s Libby. At LaGuardia, it’s Marie. And at John K. Kennedy International Airport, it’s Sarah, and they’re there t…

10 Airports Most Likely to Spread Disease

10 Airports Most Likely to Spread Disease

Education Images/UIG via Getty Images(BOSTON) — A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering focuses on the influence of airports in the spread of pandemics.Many health-conscious traveler…

Ten Scariest Airports in US

Ten Scariest Airports in US

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ever grabbed that airplane armrest a little tighter during landing?  Ever felt as if you were taking off in a space shuttle instead of an Airbus?  Well, you may have been taking off or landing at one of the sc…

NYC Airports Add New, Holographic Customer Service Agents

NYC Airports Add New, Holographic Customer Service Agents

Airus Media(NEW YORK) — Meet Ava. She’s more than just your average customer service representative. She’s always ready with a smile, never needs a bathroom break or a shift change, and charges $60,000 for a lifetime of devoted service.Ava…

Memorial Day Weekend’s Busiest Airports

Memorial Day Weekend’s Busiest Airports

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s the unofficial kick-off to the summer travel season, and automobile club AAA predicts 2.5 million people will take to the skies over Memorial Day weekend alone. That’s a decrease from last …

Airport Volunteers Lend Frazzled Travelers a Helping Hand

Airport Volunteers Lend Frazzled Travelers a Helping Hand

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — It’s gearing up to be a busy summer travel season: Airlines for America predicts there will be more than 206 million people flying this summer, and that’s only on U.S carriers.  That breaks down to about 2.24 mi…

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for Knives

Ex-TSA Head: Stop Searching for Knives

John Moore/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration has become a necessary inconvenience for most travelers as the list of prohibited items has increased and the lines for screenings continue to serpentine through many airpo…

Delta Airlines Airport Flash Mob: Employees Get Their Groove On

Delta Airlines Airport Flash Mob: Employees Get Their Groove On

Delta Airlines(NEW YORK) — When was the last time an airline made you smile? A just-released YouTube video of Delta employees flash-mobbing around the country may do the trick. Employees at airports in Atlanta, New York City, Detroit and at the Techni…

Delta Airlines Airport Flash Mob: Employees Get Their Groove On

Delta Airlines Airport Flash Mob: Employees Get Their Groove On

Delta Airlines(NEW YORK) — When was the last time an airline made you smile? A just-released YouTube video of Delta employees flash-mobbing around the country may do the trick. Employees at airports in Atlanta, New York City, Detroit and at the Techni…

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