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Munich Airport Shuts Down After a Most Sticky Situation

Police detained 6 climate activists who glued themselves to runway access roads

(Newser) - German authorities closed down Munich Airport temporarily on Saturday after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, officials and local media reported. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the...

'Trump Force One' Gets Into Fender Bender at Airport

The Boeing 757 clipped a VistaJet in West Palm Beach, Florida; not clear if Trump was on board

(Newser) - Donald Trump's private plane had a seemingly minor mishap in Florida over the weekend. WFLA reports that on Sunday, a Boeing 757 with the registration number N757AF clipped an empty private jet parked at West Palm Beach International Airport, with an FAA notice announcing the moving plane was taxiing...

World's 10 Busiest Airports
World's 10 Busiest Airports

World's 10 Busiest Airports

Atlanta remains No. 1, while Dubai is a surprise No. 2

(Newser) - An annual ranking of the busiest airports around the world is out, and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International retained the No. 1 ranking it has held for more than two decades, reports CNN . More of a surprise was that Dubai's airport jumped from No. 5 to No. 2 last year...

TSA Sees Security Breaches Spike
TSA Sees Security
Breaches Spike

TSA Sees Security Breaches Spike

Cases tripled from 2022, though TSA cautions most offenders don't have ill intent

(Newser) - No one likes going through airport security, but you probably like the idea of travelers sneaking through unchecked even less. It's a reality, though, according to the Transportation Security Administration, which says at least 300 people have bypassed airport security measures since March 2023, reports the Washington Post . Just...

Airport Chief Hurt in Shootout With ATF Agents
Airport Chief
Shot During ATF
Gunfight Dies
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Airport Chief Shot During ATF Gunfight Dies

It's still not clear what agents were looking for

(Newser) - The Arkansas airport director shot by federal agents who were serving a search warrant on his home early Tuesday has died, the airport announced Thursday. Bryan Malinowski, 53, "was a 16-year employee of the airport," the chair of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission said in a statement...

Airports Saw Record Number of Guns. Most Were Loaded

Vast majority of 6.7K firearms intercepted at US airports in 2023 were loaded, agency says

(Newser) - In 2022, the Transportation Security Administration intercepted more than 6,500 firearms at security checkpoints at airports around the nation—a record figure . The TSA has now broken that record, finding 6,737 guns last year, the highest number seen since the agency was formed after 9/11, reports CBS News...

TSA: Man Blamed This 'Loaded Diaper' on His Girlfriend

Agency says man was cited at NYC's LaGuardia airport after 17 bullets found in disposable diaper

(Newser) - It was a loaded diaper, but not like you would think. Security officers found 17 bullets concealed inside a disposable baby diaper Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport, the Transportation Security Administration said. Officers pulled the otherwise clean diaper from a passenger's carry-on bag after it triggered an...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Airports in America
This Is the Best
Airport in America

This Is the Best Airport in America

Phoenix ranks No. 1 in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings; Newark comes in last among large airports

(Newser) - A good chunk of one's flying experience takes place not on the plane itself, but in the airport—and some of those venues are better than others when it comes to customer satisfaction. The Wall Street Journal took a look at the 50 largest airports in the nation, examining...

New Airport Etiquette: Get Your Own Ride Home
Don't Make Anyone
Pick You Up at the Airport
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Don't Make Anyone Pick You Up at the Airport

Nikki Waller makes the case in the 'Wall Street Journal'

(Newser) - It's going to be a busy holiday travel week , which means lots of people are going to need a ride from the airport. In the Wall Street Journal , Nikki Waller writes that they should figure it out for themselves rather than call in a loved one. "The airport...

Plane Started Taxiing, Then: 'You Just Heard a Screech'

2 injured after small passenger aircraft slams into shuttle bus at Chicago's O'Hare

(Newser) - A small passenger plane from Chicago to Ohio never got off the ground Friday evening after a shuttle bus slammed into it at O'Hare International Airport. Federal Aviation Administration officials say the bus hit an Air Wisconsin Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft holding around 50 people, sending two bus passengers to...

NYT Columnist Ridiculed for $78 Burger Claim
David Brooks Posts a
Burger Picture, Chaos Ensues
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David Brooks Posts a Burger Picture, Chaos Ensues

Restaurant at Newark Airport pushes back at 'NYT' columnist's suspiciously high tab

(Newser) - David Brooks' op-eds for the New York Times have raised eyebrows before , but it was a tweet about his recent airport meal, and an insinuation about the US economy under President Biden , that put the newspaper columnist on the radar this week. That post has since gone viral, and the...

Friday Was the Busiest Day in TSA History

Passenger numbers broke record set in 2019

(Newser) - The Transportation Security Administration says Friday was the busiest day in its history, breaking a record that had stood since the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2019. The agency tweeted that it screened 2,883,595 individuals on June 30, beating the Dec. 1, 2019, record of 2,882,915 by...

Woman Loses Leg on Airport's Moving Walkway

Horrific accident happened in Thailand

(Newser) - A woman's leg had to be amputated in a Thai airport after it was trapped by a moving walkway Thursday, officials said. The 57-year-old Thai passenger was due to board a morning flight from Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport to the southern Nakhon Si Thammarat province when she was...

Flying This Summer? Cut TSA Lines for Free

Clear Reserve system lets you reserve your spot at the front of TSA checkpoint queues

(Newser) - Already dreading long security lines for your next flight? There've long been services that allow you to cut those lines, but you've got to open your wallet and do a good amount of prep work for them. Now, an option for those short on funds and time: the...

New TSA Tech Assesses If 'You Are Who You Say You Are'

Pilot program is using facial recognition in 16 airports, but some are worried about privacy issues

(Newser) - A passenger walks up to an airport security checkpoint, slips an ID card into a slot, and looks into a camera atop a small screen. The screen flashes "Photo Complete," and the person walks through—all without having to hand over their identification to the Transportation Security Administration...

Guy Missed Flight, Called in a Bomb Threat: Cops

JetBlue aircraft eventually landed, was evacuated at LAX

(Newser) - Passengers on a flight out of Las Vegas didn't have the most normal of arrivals on Thursday afternoon after touching down at Los Angeles International Airport. A JetBlue plane that landed around 2pm local time was kept isolated on the tarmac for upward of an hour, police and firefighters...

Leave Your 'Vampire' Straws at Home Next Time You Fly

Man arrested at Logan Airport for trying to bring titanium smoothie-sipper/tire deflator in carry-on

(Newser) - On the Szabo Inc. website , a "Vampire" straw is sold for $85, promoted as a "unique" item made of titanium that "allows the user to drink effortlessly any thick shake or smoothie." It's also "long enough to drink from any long beverage can,"...

You Don't Want to Know What This Plane's Parking Fee Is

Russian aircraft stranded at Toronto airport for more than a year has racked up $330K bill so far

(Newser) - Toronto Pearson International Airport spells out pretty clearly how much patrons might owe for both short- and long-term parking there, but the venue is now contending with one situation that isn't covered on its rates sheet. There are just over two dozen Antonov AN-124 cargo planes that exist on...

10 Busiest Airports in the World
10 Busiest Airports in the World

10 Busiest Airports in the World

Atlanta stays on top

(Newser) - Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world for the second straight year and third of the last four, reports the Wall Street Journal . Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost its title briefly during the weird travel days of the pandemic but has since returned to the top. The new...

Ground Crew Worker Fatally Injured at Alabama Airport

American Airlines employees died Saturday afternoon at Montgomery Regional Airport

(Newser) - It's a single grim sentence of clarification: The National Transportation Safety Board on Sunday explained the cause of death of an American Airlines ground crew worker at Montgomery Regional Airport in Alabama the day prior. Per the NTSB statement, "a ground support personnel was ingested into the engine"...

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