TSA fails at US airports, Starwood promotions, NextGen Internet connectivity

EXCLUSIVE: Undercover DHS tests find security failures at US airports A recent internal investigation by the Department of Homeland Security found that undercover agents were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through security checkpoints at dozens of US airports. The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as […]

Pizza for passengers, beat jet lag, storms affect NE travel

Pilot orders PIZZA for his delayed passengers The 2 p.m. Delta flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta got rerouted Knoxville due to bad weather in Georgia. The flight was stuck on the tarmac for several hours so the pilot decided to do something for the passengers. He ordered pizza and had it delivered via the baggage […]

Free coffee for military at airports, Omni golf bag fees, NCL reverses ban

Uniformed military get free coffee at North American airports From now until July 4th, uniformed military personnel traveling through North American airports and transit terminals can get a free cup of coffee. Hudson Group is offering free coffee to members of the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces at more than 50 of its cafes in […]

Jets escort Air France flight, Everglades Top 10, Malaysia Air revamped

US fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after reported threat Fighter jets escorted an Air France flight to Kennedy airport after a chemical threat was made against the flight. The FBI says the jets scrambled Monday morning after an anonymous caller claimed a chemical weapon was aboard the aircraft. Authorities say the […]

Speeding up flights, Disneyland’s 60th, EAL to fly next week

Texting from tower to cockpit could speed flights The FAA is ready to expand the technology, called Data Comm, that allows control towers to communicate to the cockpit via text, which can speed up the time to clear flights for takeoff. Data Comm is the latest piece of NextGen, a program that is seeking new […]