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  • Travel advisory: Temporarily suspended operations in Anchorage

    11/30/2018 12:23:06 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    Alaska Airlines blog ^ | Nov 30 , 2018 | Alaska Airlines
    11:45 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2018 We understand there’s considerable damage being reported at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska, due to a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit this morning. There are no reports of any injuries to employees or guests at the airport. As a precaution, Alaska Airlines is suspending operations at the airport until at least 12:30 p.m. Pacific (11:30 a.m. Alaska) to allow for a thorough safety assessment of the facility and infrastructure. We are pausing arrivals and departures in and out of Anchorage during this time.
  • Incoming Nevada governor pushes to rename Las Vegas airport for Harry Reid

    11/23/2018 8:52:00 PM PST · by Impy · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-21-2018 | EMILY BIRNBAUM
    Nevada Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak (D) is pushing to rename a Las Vegas airport after former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who is battling pancreatic cancer. Lawmakers in Nevada have been aiming to rename the McCarran International Airport after Reid, citing his prominence in the state's political history, as well as former Sen. Patrick McCarran's problematic legacy. McCarran was an avowed fascist and he has been accused of espousing racist and anti-Semitic ideals. Sisolak said during a meeting on Tuesday that he intends to name the McCarren International Airport after Reid, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He also said...
  • 'Anti-violence' protesters plan to shut down Chicago's O'Hare airport

    09/03/2018 1:58:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/02/2018 | Rick Moran
    Protesters billing themselves as "anti-violence" will march along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago to O'Hare airport where they say they plan to shut the facility down. Chicago police have offered the protesters alternatives, but it looks like some kind of confrontation is inevitable. USA Today: Any disruption could cause major headaches for travelers headed home from holiday weekends. Major David Byrd, spokesman for the Illinois State Police, said authorities will not allow the protest to interrupt traffic. Byrd said authorities had offered protesters alternative venues for the march, adding that he hoped no arrests would need to be made. But he...
  • Syria blasts at Mezzeh military airport 'not Israeli strikes'

    09/01/2018 10:48:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Syria has denied reports that a series of blasts at a military airport near Damascus on Sunday were from Israeli air strikes, state media say. The loud blasts, reported at the Mezzeh airport, were caused by an explosion at a munitions dump, Sana news agency said, citing Syrian military sources. The incident was the result of an electrical fault, the agency added.
  • DOT announces $617M of FAA airport grants

    08/31/2018 1:23:53 PM PDT · by raiderboy
    Constructiondive ^ | August 30,2018 | Kim Slowey
    The U.S. Department of Transportation last week announced the award of $616.9 million of Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for facilities in 45 states and four U.S. territories. This is the fourth allocation of this year's AIP funding of $3.18 billion. Awards typically range from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions and are determined according to each airport's activity and capital needs. The money goes toward maintenance, repair and new construction of taxiways, terminals and other airport infrastructure. Among the 408 airport infrastructure projects this round of funding will support are a noise mitigation initiative...
  • Passengers complain of bedbugs on flights out of Newark airport

    07/21/2018 8:54:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Fox5 NY ^ | July 20, 2018
    - Passengers on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to India are complaining about bed bug infested seats. In one case this week a family complained their infant was covered in bites and bleeding by the time the 17-hour flight landed in Mumbia. Pravin Tonsekar tweeted Air India photos of his seat with apparent bed bugs on them. Air India replied with a comment that it is: "sorry to hear this. Sharing the details with our maintenance team for corrective measures in this regard." Another passenger tweeted to the airline that his family few out of Newark on July 18...
  • Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens

    06/21/2018 10:42:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mike Schneider
    Florida's busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some privacy advocates who say there are no formal rules in place for handling data gleaned from the scans, nor formal guidelines on what should happen if a passenger is wrongly prevented from boarding. Airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington already use face scans for some departing international flights,
  • Gunman Opens Fire on Motorists Near Airport in Washington State

    06/14/2018 1:46:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    ktla ^ | June 14, 2018
    Police are asking the public for help as they try to find the shooter who opened fire and hit four vehicles driving on State Route 509 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. All of the drivers escaped without injury, local TV station KCPQ reported. The shootings took place as the vehicles were going southbound on SR 509 at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. SR 509 was closed down between 160th and 188th streets for hours while police scoured the area on the ground and from the air for the shooter. No one was found, but evidence was collected and the highway was reopened...
  • Police: 13-year-old girl helped beat up woman at Atlanta airport during robbery

    05/03/2018 11:07:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 35 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | May 3, 308 | Matt Johnson
    ATLANTA - Police say attackers, including a 13-year-old girl, targeted a woman parking at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The attacked happened at 9:30 p.m. Monday. The woman, in her late 20s, was in her car and ready to leave when police say two very young teenagers came to her window asking for help. She rolled down the window and then next thing she knew, they left her bloodied and without a car, according to authorities. Police say investigators recovered the victim's car and also arrested the 13-year-old girl.
  • Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last

    04/26/2018 2:57:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Mikey Campbell
    Apple on Thursday announced the official death of its long-running AirPort Wi-Fi router line, a development many believed to be an inevitability after division responsible for its development was axed more than a year ago. Apple confirmed the demise of its base station lineup in an email to AppleInsider, saying existing stock will be sold through the company's online and brick-and-mortar stores, as well as authorized resellers, until supplies are exhausted. News of the discontinuation comes more than a year after reports claimed Apple broke its AirPort division apart, a sign that it planned to soon ditch the branded wireless...
  • Miami couple skimmed millions. An exclusive airport lounge was operation’s HQ.

    02/28/2018 6:01:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 27, 2018 | Tarpley Hitt
    A married couple last week admitted to using the lounge in an operation that stole millions of dollars, using shadow bank accounts to loot funds intended for Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department. Former Club America account manager Elena Iglesias, and her contractor husband, Lazaro Iglesias, pleaded guilty to organized fraud, grand theft, and two counts of money laundering. After they surrender next month, they’ll each serve three years in prison and have to pay $2.6 million in restitution. Once out, they’ll be placed on 10 years of probation. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article202385959.html#storylink=cpy
  • Spirit Airlines employee told student to flush emotional support hamster down the toilet

    02/08/2018 5:59:51 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/18 | Kathleen Joyce
    A college student said she flushed her emotional support hamster down the toilet after Spirit Airlines refused to let her bring her furry pet on the plane. Belen Aldecosea, 21, of Miami Beach, Florida, told the Miami Herald that she contacted Spirit Airlines before her flight from Baltimore to South Florida on Nov. 21, 2017, regarding traveling with her dwarf hamster, Pebbles. Aldecosea claimed the airline told her it was not a problem to bring her hamster on the flight.
  • Dutch scientist proposes circular runways for airport efficiency

    01/29/2018 12:38:11 PM PST · by ro_dreaming · 130 replies
    www.curbed.com ^ | Mar 24. 2017 | Barbara Eldredge
    While airport terminal architecture has a solid history of style and innovation, rarely is a proposal put forth to utterly redesign the runway. But that’s precisely the aim of Henk Hesselink, a Dutch scientist working with the Netherlands Aerospace Centre. Dubbed the “endless runway”, Hesselink’s brainchild is a 360-degree landing strip measuring more than two miles in diameter. Since airplanes would be able to approach and take off from any direction around the proposed circle, they wouldn’t have to fight against crosswinds. And three planes would be able to take off or land at the same time.
  • Water Main Break at JFK Airport Floods Baggage Claim Area, Shuts Down International Flights

    01/07/2018 5:28:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    KTLA ^ | January 7, 2018
    Water flowed into Terminal 4, soaking stranded travelers’ luggage and forcing a partial evacuation of the terminal, the major arrival point for international travelers. Incoming flights to Terminal 4 were shut down for several hours. Up to 3 inches of water formed in the arrivals and customs inspection areas of the terminal and then flowed outside onto a roadway, which was closed because of icing, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said at a news conference. He said the arrivals area and customs office should reopen within several hours. “The volume of water severely compromised all the operations,” Cotton said,...
  • 'It was chaos': Planes collide on Toronto airport tarmac

    01/05/2018 10:10:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBC ^ | 01/05/2018 | Mallone Mullin
    Two airliners collided on the ground at Toronto's Pearson International Airport on Friday night, causing a small fire on one and an emergency evacuation of the other. WestJet Flight 2425, arriving from Cancun, had 168 passengers and six crew on board, and was waiting to proceed to the gate when a Sunwing aircraft backed into it. No one injured after 2 airplanes at Pearson clip wings The Sunwing aircraft was not carrying any passengers or crew, according to Beverly MacDonald, a representative for the Greater Toronto Airport Authority. It was being towed by the airline's ground crew. MacDonald said an investigation is underway. While there were...
  • Power outage at Atlanta airport causes 'pandemonium,' grounds flights

    12/17/2017 2:43:30 PM PST · by metmom · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec 17,2017 | Alexandra Deabler, Nicole Darrah
    A complete power outage at the nation’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, grounded flights Sunday afternoon, threatening to cause a holiday travel nightmare for fliers across the country just over a week before Christmas. Airport officials said in a news release the power outage has forced the Federal Aviation Administration to suspend outgoing flights and implement a "ground stop" for incoming flights, which "means that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport." International flights will be diverted to land at other airports, U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted. Atlanta Airport tweeted that...
  • Gun Found In Lunch Bag Of TSA Worker

    12/06/2017 12:53:59 PM PST · by ransomnote · 33 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | no byline
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS) – A Transportation Security Administration worker packed more than just a sandwich in his lunch bag while heading to work at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The worker mistakenly packed a gun, which was found by officials as the worker passed through a security checkpoint screening before work, confirmed TSA spokesman Mike McCarthy on Tuesday. “The firearm was detected on Friday at the security checkpoint when a TSA employee underwent screening at the beginning of their shift,” McCarthy said.
  • Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years

    09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | James Fanelli
    It’s tarmac-to-table dining. The Canada Geese that plague the city’s airports may have a bullseye on their backs but they’ve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned. The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
  • Danish woman deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove niqab at Belgian airport

    09/17/2017 3:37:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, BelgiumÂ’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said. The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia. Theo Francken âś” @FranckenTheo A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis. 1:53 AM - Sep 16, 2017In a post on Facebook, immigration minister Theo Francken said that the woman had refused to show her...
  • Che Guevara Banner Removed from Miami Int'l Airport

    Infamous revolutionary Che Guevara made a brief cameo at Miami International Airport, stirring up some controversy. “El Che” was included in an exhibit, sponsored by the Irish Embassy, showing off people of Irish decent that made an impact on Latin America. According to a statement from Miami International Airport, the banner was installed accidentally by a contractor hired by the Consulate General’s office. Once the Miami-Dade Aviation Department was made aware of the banner, they had it removed.k