January 12, 2014 |
Have gun -- won't travel. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration officers uncovered 1,828 firearms at airports nationwide, a 20% increase from 2012, according to a study by Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. The tally represents the fifth year in a row that the number of guns confiscated by the TSA has increased. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport -- the world's busiest airport -- had the greatest number of uncovered guns, 110, according to the study.
April 16, 2010 |
An immense plume of volcanic ash cast a silent pall over the skies of Northern Europe on Thursday, grounding air traffic across Britain, Scandinavia and elsewhere, halting flights to and from North America, stranding travelers and isolating much of the continent to an extent that was without precedent in recent memory. 2:20 a.m. UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, aviation authorities say Ireland has lifted restrictions on most of its airspace and reopened airports. The closure of British airspace was scheduled to last until at least 1 a.m. Saturday local time, with perhaps a few exceptions over Northern Ireland and Scotland.
March 16, 2014 |
Months after an airport screener was killed in a shooting rampage at Los Angeles International Airport, a new report concludes that adding more security measures at the nation's airports may not be worth the cost. The study goes on to suggest that it might even make sense to relax some of the existing security tactics. "It may be time to reduce security," said John Mueller, a professor of political science at Ohio State University who wrote the report with Mark G. Stewart, a civil engineering professor at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
February 16, 2014 |
If you are stranded by bad weather, you don't want to be stuck in Washington's Dulles International, New York's LaGuardia, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Philadelphia International or Boston's Logan International airports. Those were the five airports rated as the worst in which to be stranded, according to a survey of more than 44,000 people by the travel-dating website MissTravel.com. The respondents based the ranking on cleanliness and access to free wireless Internet, among other factors.
August 16, 2013 |
Wi-Fi is free at San Francisco International. At Los Angeles International, only basic Wi-Fi is free; a speedy connection will cost you. Those are among the airports for which Airfarewatchdog's new chart provides the Wi-Fi scoop. Its Airport Wi-Fi Chart details the nitty gritty of Wi-Fi access for most major U.S. and international airports. The downloadable chart even details airports that give as much as 60 minutes of Wi-Fi for free. Oakland International and London Heathrow International both offer 45 minutes of free access, according to the chart from Airfarewatchdog.com , the Smarter Travel-affiliated website that steers travelers toward airfare deals, provides info on baggage fees and more.
January 22, 2006
A guide to parking and locating airlines at the region's five commercial hubs.
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January 9, 1991
For those who may not realize the importance of general aviation airports and the vital services they offer the local community and the entire country, recent events give good examples: Earlier this month, local newspapers wrote about officials inspecting freeze-damaged crops. One story read in part, "Following the three-hour tour, officials boarded a twin-engine plane at Camarillo Airport for the return flight to Sacramento." From Sacramento to Ventura County, do a job and return--all in a normal workday.