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  • Growing questions about CNN's airport monopoly as network veers left

    03/23/2018 4:45:43 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/23/18 ? | Brian Flood
    CNN’s ubiquitous presence in airports -- where it broadcasts from thousands of screens to a captive audience of millions -- is facing new scrutiny after the cable network's hard left turn. *** “How are airports justifying the idea of bombarding captive viewers with content many of them oppose? Sadly, almost any outlet is fairer now than CNN,” Gainor said. *** CNN pays airports to leave the network on ***. *** The airport version of CNN, which launched back in 1992, airs in roughly 60 of America’s most bustling travel hubs. Trip Savvy recently listed the 25 busiest airports in America...
  • JFK Travelers Ask: When Can I Catch a Flight Home?

    01/08/2018 6:44:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Patrick McGeehan and Winnie Hu
    Adeola Dorris just wanted to go home to Guyana. But instead, she was standing among other stranded passengers amid stacks and stacks of luggage at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Dorris, 40, an accountant who arrived at the airport on Saturday night, had no idea when her connecting flight would leave. “When the flight was suspended, I literally cried,” she said. “Because I’m here alone and I have nowhere to go. And you can’t tell me when I’m going to get home. And I have to work tomorrow.”
  • Pooches growing in number at airports

    12/30/2017 1:08:43 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 104 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 29th, 2017 | Hugo Martin
    Airports across the country increasingly are turning to therapy dogs to help relieve the stress of flustered fliers. But confusion and even conflict can result from the growing packs of pooches, after dogs used by security agents and emotional support animals traveling with passengers are factored in.
  • Time to Get CNN Out of the Airports, etc.

    12/16/2017 9:06:55 PM PST · by Signalman · 42 replies
    PJ ^ | 12/10/2017 | Roger L. Simon
    With minor exceptions, almost everywhere one goes that is a public facility like airports, bus and railroad stations, as well as most private venues like the lobbies of banks and corporate towers and even bars and restaurants, CNN is the default cable news network hanging Big Brother-like on the wall for all to see and believe. Often it is blaring at us in elevators. This is true even though in terms of voluntary home viewership CNN trails massively behind Fox News and even the less popular MSNBC. It's clear from years of ratings, the people, by and large and consistently,...
  • Huge Backups Have Travelers Ditching Cars, Walking To Terminals At LaGuardia

    11/27/2017 11:04:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | November 27, 2017 | Staff
    Heavy traffic could be seen around all of LaGuardia’s access roads with many people choosing to walk over to the terminal, CBS2’s Jim Smith reported. “I travel every week. This is the worst I’ve ever seen,” one frequent flier noted.
  • Pittsburgh airport's gates, shops, restaurants to open to non-flyers

    08/28/2017 2:59:56 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 26 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh area) ^ | 28 August 2017 | Theresa Clift
    Pittsburgh International Airport next month will become the first airport in the country to allow visitors to access the airside terminal's shops, restaurants and gates without buying a plane ticket. Officials say the program will boost revenue for the airport and give Western Pennsylvania residents who don't fly often the chance to experience the airport's improvements. Under the program, which starts Sept. 5, visitors will be able to enter the airside terminal from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those days and times were chosen because they are slow periods for the airport, Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO...
  • Belgium: US youth in Pittsburgh linked to cyberattack on Brussels airport

    02/09/2017 7:09:33 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | February 9, 2017
    BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgian authorities say that a U.S. youth in Pittsburgh tried to hack into the Brussels airport computer system and disable it the night after the March 22 attacks that killed 32 people. The federal prosecutor's office said in a statement Thursday that at its request, the FBI interrogated the American minor and said he confessed. The statement said the hacking attempt was unsuccessful and stressed that "it appeared there were no terrorist motives."
  • Movement to Topple CNN’s Airport Monopoly Gains Steam

    07/13/2017 4:38:23 PM PDT · by Jane Long · 54 replies ^ | July 12, 2017 | Media
    Americans sick of #FakeNews propaganda in public spaces (Infowars) – The backlash against CNN continues to grow as Americans are force-fed anti-Trump propaganda and #FakeNews at airports across the US, where the network has a veritable monopoly on broadcasting. Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has started a petition to be sent to the mayor and city council of Denver to “Get CNN Out of Denver International Airport,” which he hopes will fuel a national movement. “CNN has been the leading source for Fake News that radical liberals are using to rally voters against our President, and yet, this ‘news’ station...
  • TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport, cops say

    06/24/2017 4:25:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 23 Jun 17 | David Harris
    <p>A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested Thursday after he was caught on video stealing cash from a bag going through screening at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police say.</p> <p>Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, who had been with TSA just a few months, was arrested on a charge of third-degree felony grand theft, records show.</p>
  • Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress

    06/15/2017 5:41:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    WXOW News 19 ^ | June 6, 2017 | Erica Werner (AP)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Repairing the nation's crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Instead, Democrats are panning Trump's proposed $1 trillion overhaul and even Republicans are balking at some aspects of the emerging plan. The White House's self-proclaimed "Infrastructure Week" began with Trump appearing Monday with aviation officials and some prominent GOP lawmakers to announce plans to privatize the nation's air traffic control system and separate operations from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Logan Airport Workers Fear Deportation (Aliens working in airports?)

    02/15/2017 7:55:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | February 15, 2017 | Christina Hager
    BOSTON (CBS) – An immigrant worker at Logan Airport says his dream of becoming a U.S. citizen was stolen. In January he received a notice in the mail inviting him to a naturalization ceremony. He brought his mother. “This was like the end of it all. I was really proud. It was at the JFK library,” the employee said. The man spoke to WBZ-TV on the condition of anonymity because of what happened next. “They check this list and realize my name is not on there and they’re like, ‘You’re going to have to leave. Somebody’s going to have to...
  • Flashback: Obama Stranded Legal Cuban Travelers in Airports on Last Week in Office

    02/03/2017 6:04:49 PM PST · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 30 Jan 2017 | FRANCES MARTEL
    As the radical left organizes obstructions of airport terminals to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order enacting new security measures for travelers visiting from turbulent countries, few appear equally outraged that his predecessor, Barack Obama, issued a similar directive specifically targeting Cubans. During his last week in office, President Obama repealed a long-standing executive order known as “Wet Foot/Dry Foot,” which allowed all Cubans legally touching U.S. soil to stay here illegally. The objective of the executive order was to give sanctuary to Cubans risking their lives on makeshift vessels trying to sail to the United States and escape the...
  • SNOWFLAKE PARTY Suffers Major Meltdown After Only 109 of 325,000 Visitors Detained at US Airports

    01/30/2017 11:37:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 01/30/2017 | Joe Hoft
    Tears of a ClownLiberal Democrat Snowflakes had a major meltdown over the weekend over President Trump’s Executive action preventing individuals from seven countries from entering the US. A total of 109 individuals were detained as a result of the action. Only 109 people out of 325,000 were detained and held for questioning. Big problems at airports were caused by Delta computer outage,…..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017 protesters and the tears of Senator Schumer. Secretary Kelly said that all is going well with very few problems. MAKE AMERICA SAFE AGAIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2017 CNN...
  • Soros Bankrolling Effort to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order

    01/29/2017 8:43:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The flurry of anguished news stories and protests surrounding President Trump’s executive action temporarily suspending “immigrants and non-immigrants” from "countries of particular concern” appears to be part of a coordinated PR effort financed by left-wing billionaire George Soros. Rather than a complete "Muslim ban" as promised during the campaign, Trump's executive order contains moderate refugee restrictions, similar to those that have been implemented by President Obama. If reports are true that restrictions are being applied even to green-card holders, that is an unfortunate misapplication of the law that will likely soon be corrected. Protesters quickly materialized Saturday at JFK Airport,...
  • Making New York’s Airports Great Again

    01/27/2017 6:40:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 27, 2017 | John Tierney
    For once, Donald Trump was guilty of understatement. “Our airports are like from a Third World country,” he complained during the first presidential debate, describing the experience of landing in New York. He was echoing a common complaint—Vice President Joseph Biden had previously used “Third World” to describe La Guardia—but Trump wasn’t adequately diagnosing the problem. Comparing New York’s airports with the Third World’s is unfair to the Third World.
  • Dubai airport says still top for international traffic

    01/24/2017 6:15:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | January 24, 2017 | Staff
    Dubai International cemented its title as the world's busiest airport for international passengers in 2016, with a 7.2 percent increase in traveller numbers to 83.6 million, its operator said Tuesday. Dubai Airports said "near record numbers" in December had pushed annual traffic at the Gulf hub to 83,654,250 passengers, compared with 78,014,838 in 2015.
  • Here Are The TSA's Rules For Transporting Guns And Ammunition Through US Airports

    <p>A mass shooting at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport Friday left five dead and dozens wounded, and the suspect apparently kept the gun used in the attack in his checked luggage.</p> <p>The TSA allows passengers to carry firearm while traveling through US airports, but strict rules govern how passengers are supposed to handle them.</p>
  • LAX had a nightmarish holiday season of delays and gridlock. It's likely a preview [tr]

    12/30/2016 4:36:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 29, 2016 | Dan Weikel and Adam Elmahrek
    It was Christmastime at Los Angeles International Airport. Security lines were long, passengers crowded the terminals and restaurants ran short of food. Airlines delayed and canceled several hundred departures and arrivals because of bad weather. At the gates, travelers booed and cheered announcements about flight schedules, depending on the news. Some people slept on the floor. Outside, traffic was so heavy it often took an hour or more to drive the two miles between the 405 Freeway and the terminals.
  • I like to wait in airports

    12/23/2016 9:20:37 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 108 replies
    Nobody allows extra time anymore. Everybody gets all stressed out for no good reason. Especially around the Christmas season. I like to wait at airports and delays don't bother me. In fact, I try to arrive at the airport around four hours ahead of my flight time so that I have a "built-in" delay even if everything else about my flight happens on time. In fact, I get disappointed when I am "late" for my early arrival. If for some reason, for example if my business meeting runs long, and I only show up two and a half hours before...
  • Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings,...

    12/15/2016 10:35:10 AM PST · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: U.S. Customs, Homeland Security Records Reveal Somalis Given Security Briefings, ‘Community Engagement Tours’ in Secured Areas at Major U.S. Airports Somalis Given Access to Sensitive Information (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 31 pages of records from U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealing that the Department of Homeland Security has given Somalis “community engagement tours,” including security briefings, in secured areas at least three major U.S. airports – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Columbus, Ohio. The records came in response to a May 2016 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which sought records, documents and communications...