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Air Transportation

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  • Vegas' McCarran airport to add fee-based biometric security screening

    Vegas' McCarran airport to add fee-based biometric security screening
    In mid-August, Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport will begin allowing travelers to identify themselves using the latest biometric screening — for a fee. McCarran will become the 10th U.S. airport — none so far in Southern...
  • Airport artist captures runway at different angle

    Airport artist captures runway at different angle
    Where others see a new runway at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Dawn Roe sees a mountain, and to her the dirt that created it is a lunar landscape. The Winter Park artist hopes that through her photos and videos, others will perceive...
  • United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs

    
United Airlines to outsource more than 630 airport jobs
    United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. Affected positions include ticket and gate agents and baggage handlers at U.S. airports, including Salt Lake City; Charlotte,...
  • 'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane

    'Scariest flight of all time': Emergency chute opens inside plane
    Passengers of a United Airlines flight that was diverted to Kansas after an emergency slide inflated 38,000 feet in the air described a panicked scene inside the cabin as crew members rushed to contain the problem. Flight 1463 left O’Hare...
  • JetBlue adding new West Palm-Washington route on Dec. 18

    Travelers from Palm Beach County will soon have another option for flying to Washington, D.C. JetBlue Airways announced Thursday it plans to begin new seasonal service between Palm Beach International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National...
  • Lewis University Airport in Romeoville wins award from state

    Lewis University Airport in Romeoville wins award from state
    Romeoville's Lewis University Airport was named the 2014 Illinois Reliever Airport of the Year by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics last month. The airport received the distinction based on the facility's safety record,...
  • Asiana pilots failed to monitor airspeed and altitude, NTSB says

    Asiana pilots failed to monitor airspeed and altitude, NTSB says
    Asiana Airlines Flight 214 swooped over San Francisco Bay that summer day, its instruments indicating it was too high to start a safe landing. The pilots adjusted the altitude but inadvertently shut off the automatic throttle. That caused the Boeing 777...
  • Finally, a train to the plane in L.A.?

     Finally, a train to the plane in L.A.?
    Los Angeles may be on the verge of fixing one of its worst transportation mistakes: the failure, two decades ago, to build a rail line to Los Angeles International Airport that lets travelers come and go on public transit easily, quickly and...
  • A hand grenade at LAX points to growing security problem

    A hand grenade at LAX points to growing security problem
    A section of Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated last week when a Stanford University professor was arrested on charges of bringing a World War II-era grenade through a security checkpoint in a carry-on bag. It has become an all-too-common...
  • Train station to connect Metro rail lines with LAX approved

    Train station to connect Metro rail lines with LAX approved
    Los Angeles County transportation officials on Thursday approved a new train station designed to allow a rail connection with Los Angeles International Airport, capping decades of discussion and complaints over one of Southern California's most infamous...
  • Couches, soothing music mark revamped TSA checkpoint at O'Hare

    Couches, soothing music mark revamped TSA checkpoint at O'Hare
    The TSA bench, a ubiquitous piece of metal airport furniture designed to make sitting intolerable for any longer than it takes to tie your shoes, is gone from one security checkpoint in the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport. In...
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