Unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants are warning that the government shutdown compromises the safety of air travel. On Thursday, they gathered at Reagan National Airport with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., to express their concerns. Judy Woodruff…
he travel and tourism industries generate about $1.6 trillion in U.S. economic activity — one-twelfth of the economy — and one in 20 jobs, according to the Commerce Department.
By David Koenig, Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
The government shutdown has affected air travel by forcing airport security and air traffic controllers to work without pay and eliminating some routine safety inspections. TSA workers earn relatively low pay, so they are more likely than other federal employees…
The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes.
By Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press
An extreme heat wave is baking the West and Southwest, with temperatures well above 100 degrees. More than 40 flights were cancelled or delayed because some planes can't safely lift off in that heat. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Hari…
By Joan Lowy, Associated Press
Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The State Department is warning Americans visiting Europe this summer about the potential for terrorist attacks.
By Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines.
By PBS NewsHour
Security wait times at airports across the nation are soaring, leading to criticism of the TSA, which claims that budget cuts have left it understaffed. Now, with the number of airline passengers expected to soon reach all-time highs, embattled TSA…
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