What we’re reading: TSA spreads Grandpa’s ashes, PreCheck at O’Hare, US Airways codeshares with Croatia Airlines


Confrontation with TSA agent leaves grandpa’s ashes on floor

John Gross tried to bring his grandpa’s ashes back to Indianapolis from Orlando. It resulted in a confrontation and his grandpa’s ashes all over the terminal floor.

Gross said he didn’t think he’d have a problem, until he ran into a TSA agent at the Orlando airport.

“They opened up my bag, and I told them, ‘Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,'” Gross told RTV6’s Norman Cox. “She picked up the jar. She opened it up.

She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.”

United customers can expedite travel process with TSA PreCheck(TM)

United announced on Wednesday the launch of the TSA PreCheck program at O’Hare International Airport.

The TSA manages and operates this program and is working with United and with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to identify possible participants. Eligible United MileagePlus members are being invited to participate in the initial phase.

US Airways customers gain access to Central Europe through codeshare agreement with Croatia Airlines

On Wednesday, US Airways announced a codeshare agreement with Croatia Airlines.

US Airways customers will be able to connect to Zagreb on Croatia Airlines flights from Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London-Heathrow, Munich and Zurich. Equally, Croatia Airlines’ customers traveling from Zagreb will have access to US Airways’ East Coast hubs of Charlotte and Philadelphia when traveling from these European destinations.