US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

Politics 05/17/19, 23:41

U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S. diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region crucial to ...

FACT CHECK: Unraveling the mystery of whether cows fart

U.S. 04/28/19, 08:48

Let's clear the air about cow farts. In the climate change debate, some policymakers seem to be bovine flatulence deniers. This became apparent in the fuss over the Green New Deal put forward by some liberal Democrats. More precisely, the fuss over an information sheet issued by the plan's advocates. With tongue in ...

Bomb cyclone storm hammering central US, disrupting travel

U.S. 04/10/19, 20:24

Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest. Heavy snow disrupted ...

Update: Snowstorm closes schools, grounds flights

U.S. 01/28/19, 07:41

The Latest on a major snowstorm hitting the Upper Midwest (all times local):6:30 a.m.Heavy snow and gusting winds have created blizzard-like conditions across the Upper Midwest, prompting officials to close hundreds of schools, courthouses and businesses, and ground air travel.Even snowplow drivers are having trouble keeping up with conditions Monday ...

Government shutdown strains emerge in US air travel system

Business 01/24/19, 15:07

The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation's air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them.Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continue to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly paycheck on ...

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on travel

U.S. 01/20/19, 09:40

A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights were canceled Sunday around the country, with Boston ...

Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings ‘uncharted territory’

Sports 01/15/19, 15:13

A day after air travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the lines that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl.Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Tuesday the partial government shutdown is "uncharted territory" amid planning for ...

US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown

Business 01/11/19, 17:07

The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job.Miami International Airport is providing the most visible evidence yet that the shutdown is at least making air travel less convenient.Facing double ...

Global airlines association warns of potential Brexit impact

Europe 01/10/19, 11:11

Disruptions to air travel are possible if Britain leaves the European Union in March without a deal, the head of the leading association for airlines around the world warned Thursday.Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of International Air Transport Association, said the risk to traffic flow is partly under ...

10 Things to Know for Today

World 01/08/19, 06:10

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP TO MAKE WALL CASE TO NATION The president will argue that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the barrier he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown; Senior Democrats call for chance ...

Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

U.S. 01/08/19, 03:14

The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid. Safety inspectors aren't even on the job. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Monday ...

Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines, dies at 87

Business 01/03/19, 19:46

Not many CEOs dress up as Elvis Presley, settle a business dispute with an arm-wrestling contest, or go on TV wearing a paper bag over their head. That's Herb Kelleher. Herb Kelleher did all those things. Along the way, the co-founder and longtime leader of Southwest Airlines also revolutionized air travel by ...

Customs officers searching more travelers’ devices

U.S. 12/10/18, 15:15

A new watchdog report has found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and are not always following proper protocol. The report made public Monday found there were 29,000 devices searched at a port of entry in budget year 2017, up from ...

Dubai airport begins using biometric tech at security

Business 10/10/18, 09:54

Passport control looks a little different in Dubai International Airport — the world's busiest for international travel.That's because the airport debuted a new "smart tunnel" that uses biometric technology, instead of human checks, to allow some air travelers to complete passport control in just 15 seconds.A passenger walks through the ...

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

U.S. 09/22/18, 16:46

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of ...

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