Man Arrested After Making It Through Security, Boarding Plane Without Ticket

Man Arrested After Making It Through Security, Boarding Plane Without Ticket

The Transportation Security Administration is investigating a disruption – that included a visit from the local bomb squad – at Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport Sunday night after authorities say a man boarded a flight without a ticket. [More]

Ongoing Power Outage At LaGuardia Airport Delays Some Flights Three Hours

Ongoing Power Outage At LaGuardia Airport Delays Some Flights Three Hours

While a planned strike earlier this week by contracted baggage handlers and security workers was canceled, saving travelers from experiencing travel disruptions at two of New York’s airports, those passengers coming in and out of LaGuardia faced an interruption of their own on Friday morning when a terminal in the airport lost power.  [More]

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Guy Upset Over Overbooked US Airways Flight Strips Naked In Charlotte Airport

There are many things you can do when a flight is overbooked, but a lot of those things won’t get you on an airplane. That includes stripping down to your birthday suit in the airport while yelling at people, like witnesses say one man did after trying unsuccessfully to get aboard a US Airways flight at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to Jamaica yesterday. [More]

Southwest Airlines showed their romantic side Wednesday by hosting a wedding shower at the Baltimore Airport.

Southwest Airlines Surprises Bride-To-Be With Airport Wedding Shower

Last November, Southwest Airlines played host to a wedding on a flight from Nashville to Dallas. The company continued its foray into all things matrimonial this week when it surprised one passenger with a wedding shower. [More]

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LAX Lawsuit: A Bottle Of Water Shouldn’t Cost $5 At The Airport

Grumbling over that $5 bottle of water you had to buy after going through airport security? You’re not the only one: Boutique store Kitson is accusing the company that runs its two stores in the Los Angeles International Airport of gouging customers by charging half a tenner for a bottle of water that normally costs $2.50. [More]

Uber Infiltrates Chicago Airports Thanks To Partnership With United Airlines

Uber Infiltrates Chicago Airports Thanks To Partnership With United Airlines

Airports have long been the domain of taxi cabs, limos, and licensed car services. Ride-sharing services haven’t really been able to break that stronghold, though some have tried. But travelers to one of America’s busiest airports may soon have new options as a result of a new arrangement between United Airlines and Uber. [More]

5 Best Airports For Good Fast Food

5 Best Airports For Good Fast Food

For the most part, airport eating options are pretty similar. There’s the eat-in “restaurant” which is more of a bar. There’s the quickie place with the pre-made sandwich/salad selection. And you’re likely to stumble upon a food court with a couple of recognizable brands of fast food. But the folks at Jaunted.com know that there are a handful of airports providing more intriguing offers for the traveler’s taste buds and have put together this list of the top five airports for scoring better eats. [More]

Whoops: New Florida Airport Opens 100 Miles Away From The Oil Spill

Whoops: New Florida Airport Opens 100 Miles Away From The Oil Spill

Bad timing. A new international airport opens up in Panama City, Florida today — only 100 miles away from the notorious BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. Instead of celebrating, the area’s visitor’s bureau is trying to convince tourists that the water is still clean. [More]

Airport Security Says Disabled Man Isn't "In Possession Of" His Luggage

Airport Security Says Disabled Man Isn't "In Possession Of" His Luggage

Blogger Dave Hingsburger writes about a horrifying experience at the airport. Dave, who is disabled, was informed by airport security that because he was in a wheelchair, he wasn’t technically “in possession of” his luggage and that “some body” needed to attend to it. The security guard continued to argue with Dave until a pilot apologetically intervened. Well done, airport security. An Elephant Disappears (Photo: ringmaster006)

Animals Are Attacking US Airways, Run For Your Lives

Animals Are Attacking US Airways, Run For Your Lives

“No injuries were reported when a passenger jet hit a deer Wednesday evening while taxiing at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport,” reported the Charlotte Observer. An airport official told the paper that it was a “freak accident.”

Police Make You Give Your iPod To A Cab Driver As Payment

Police Make You Give Your iPod To A Cab Driver As Payment

We’re not like, positive or anything, but we doubt there’s a law that says you have to give your iPod to a cab driver if your credit card is declined. The New York Post says that a woman was forced, by JFK Airport Police, to hand over her iPod or be “taken downtown.”

US Airways: "Angry is One Of the Words We Look For"

US Airways: "Angry is One Of the Words We Look For"

If you are planning on flying US Airways, make sure you are either grumpy, perturbed, unhappy, or uncomfortable- anything but ‘angry’. As reader James learned, ‘angry’ people get grounded on a No-Fly list.

Man Chugs Entire Bottle Of Vodka Rather Than Turn It Over To Airport Security

Man Chugs Entire Bottle Of Vodka Rather Than Turn It Over To Airport Security

Here’s a bad idea:

Denver International Airport Reassures Passengers That There Have Been "Major Changes"

Denver International Airport Reassures Passengers That There Have Been "Major Changes"

Last year Denver International airport closed for 45 hours when a blizzard descended on our nation’s 6th largest airport. Now the airport and the airlines that operate there would like you to know that they’ve made a lot of changes.

Delta Airlines Cargo Door Falls Open, Raining Luggage Down On Chicagoland

Delta Airlines Cargo Door Falls Open, Raining Luggage Down On Chicagoland

Delta Flight No. 4718 took off about 9:40 a.m. and was forced to circle back to Midway shortly after takeoff when a pressure problem in the cabin was detected and instruments showed a cargo door had opened during flight, FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said.

JetBlue Buys You Pizza While You're Fogged In At Portland International Airport

JetBlue Buys You Pizza While You're Fogged In At Portland International Airport

Hey. Flying to JFK from Portland tonight. The flight keeps getting pushed back and the flight tracker on the website is getting updated before the gate agents are. It’s so foggy that it’s difficult to see the ground below the terminal windows, so the situation is obviously out of the agents’ hands. To compensate, they’ve set out several pizzas and bottled water for the waiting passengers. People seem pretty stoked. Might this be a new addition to their customer bill of rights?

Hey, that’s nice! Good job, JetBlue.

First Autopsy Of Deceased US Airways Passenger Inconclusive

First Autopsy Of Deceased US Airways Passenger Inconclusive

The first autopsy of Carol Ann Gotbaum, the woman who died in a Phoenix airport holding cell after being arrested for causing a disturbance, was inconclusive and a second will be performed.

TSA Confiscates Pudding, Misses Knife

TSA Confiscates Pudding, Misses Knife

Ah, the dangerous liquids ban. We’re all so much safer because of it.