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January 12, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
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.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Several airlines are reporting delays at Los Angeles International Airport and elsewhere late Monday after a worldwide online reservation system developed glitches. "At approximately 9:25 p.m. tonight, LAX Airport Operations received a report of a system outage at SABRE, a worldwide online reservation system used by some domestic airlines ... and international carriers ... at LAX," read a statement from Nancy Castles, public relations director at LAX.  Castles said airlines including Frontier, American, American Eagle, JetBlue, Virgin America, Alaska, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways, WestJet and LAN Fiji Air have been affected and "are reporting delays of 15 to 30 minutes, which may go longer.
WORLD
April 16, 2010 | By Janet Stobart and Hugo Martin
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.
BUSINESS
February 16, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
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.
TRAVEL
January 22, 2006
A guide to parking and locating airlines at the region's five commercial hubs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Federal officials said Thursday that all major Los Angeles area airports will meet a New Year's Eve deadline to screen all checked baggage for explosives. Luggage checked at Los Angeles International, John Wayne, Burbank, Long Beach and Ontario airports will be screened by a variety of means, ranging from sophisticated machines to hand searches.
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