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Rick Drew

New Baggage Scanners May Someday Let You Bring Liquids Through Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration may be testing new ways to get travelers through security checkpoints more quickly and efficiently by having them remove additional items from their carry-on bags, but the companies that make these devices have developed technology that could eventually save you from having to take out your laptop at the checkpoint or guzzle that bottle of water before you’re forced to throw it out. [More]

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Bipartisan Bill Would Open Up Cuba To Tourist Travel Again

Though multiple U.S. airlines now fly directly to Cuba, tourism is not on the list of 12 travel categories that are eligible to visit the island nation. A newly introduced Senate bill with bipartisan support intends to do away with that restriction and open up Cuba once again to all Americans. [More]

Tom Simpson

DHS Hasn’t Decided Whether To Expand Laptop Ban To U.S-Bound Flights From Europe

After rumors started circulating that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would maybe, possibly expand its limited in-flight electronics ban to include U.S.-bound planes from Europe, or even put domestic flights under that umbrella, some in the airline industry started to get worried. They’ll have to fret a bit longer, however, as the agency hasn’t made up its mind on that front yet. [More]

Ben Kepes

United Mistakenly Removes Carry-On Bag, Stranding Man At Airport For 20 Hours

A United Airlines passenger from New Zealand found himself stranded at a San Francisco airport for 20 hours this week; not because of weather, or mechanical issues, or any sort of attempt to reenact the 2004 Tom Hanks comedy The Terminal.  No, his prolonged stay in airport purgatory was thanks to a United employee who mistakenly removed the man’s carry-on bag from his flight.  [More]

Inha Leex Hale

You Could Soon Be Unloading A Lot More From Your Bag At Airport Security

The Transportation Security Administration and airlines, alike, have implemented processes at airports designed to take some of the burden out of the security line — from fully automated checkpoints to hiring more screeners. Now, the TSA is working on more changes intended to make the security process more efficient — like removing food from carry-ons and using digital ID scanners. But before we can speed through the checkpoints, some unsuspecting passengers will have serve as guinea pigs.  [More]

DieselDemon

Same-Sex Couple With 3 Kids Claims Southwest Denied Them Family Boarding Privileges

Two Florida dads traveling with their three children say that Southwest Airlines staff would not allow their group to pre-board a flight with other families traveling on the same plane. [More]

romanboed

Dutch King Has Secretly Been Co-Piloting KLM Flights For 21 Years

Sure, they call it KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, but who knew royalty was actually flying the planes? [More]

Fox 7 Austin

National Guardsman Says United Wrongly Charged Him $200 For Checked Bag

A National Guardsman returning home to Texas following nearly two years in Afghanistan says United Airlines broke its own policy by charging him $200 to check a bag full of gear. [More]

Rachel

Airline Bumpings Were Up, But Complaints Went Down In First Months Of 2017

The first few months of 2017 haven’t exactly been great for airlines, what with system outages, bumped passengers being dragged off planes, and other customer service fiascos. In fact, new federal data shows that bumpings were slightly up during the first quarter of 2017, while complaints filed against airlines actually dropped 19%. [More]

Delta Wants To Expedite Self-Service Bag Drops With Facial Recognition Tech

Delta Wants To Expedite Self-Service Bag Drops With Facial Recognition Tech

As businesses continue to turn to facial recognition technology to do everything from verifying your identity to make a credit card purchase to preventing toilet paper thieves, Delta Air Lines is hoping that it can use biometrics to help streamline its self-service bag drops. [More]

frankieleon

Family Claims They Were Kicked Off JetBlue Flight Over A Birthday Cake

Another day, and yet another story of airline customers claiming they were treated poorly while traveling: This time it’s a New Jersey family who says they were kicked off a recent JetBlue flight after a mixup about where to stow a birthday cake. [More]

CBS Los Angeles

Virgin Atlantic Apologizes To Woman Kicked Out Of Lounge Because Of Her Service Dog

The seemingly endless parade of airline apologies continues apace today, with Virgin Atlantic admitting one of its employees shouldn’t have told a disabled woman she couldn’t enter the airline’s airport lounge with her service dog. [More]

Rick Drew

United Passenger Says She Was Forced To Pee In Cup; Airline Has Different Story

A passenger on a recent United/Mesa Airlines flight claims that the plane’s cabin crew refused to let her use the restroom, forcing her to urinate in a cup. However, the airline contends that staff never made this demand. [More]

@nickrause08

Southwest Passengers Get Into Fistfight As Plane Taxis To Gate

If it’s a day of the week ending in “y,” odds are something disruptive has happened on a U.S. airline (or in the airport, as the case may be). Case in point, the recent fistfight that broke out between two passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight. And because we know you’re asking: Yes, someone did catch it on camera. [More]

Themarcogoon49

In-Flight Electronics Ban Could Be Expanded To Include Flights From Europe

Transatlantic travel may soon require you to pack a few good books. The federal government may expand its limited ban on carry-on electronics to include some flights coming from airports in Europe. [More]

Google Maps

Move To This Italian Village, Get $2,200 (And Super Cheap Rent)

If you’ve ever had a few too many glasses of wine while watching Diane Lane live her best life in Under The Tuscan Sun and promised yourself you’d run away to a small Italian village if you ever had the opportunity, now is your chance. [More]

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Fights Erupt At Airport After Spirit Airlines Cancels 9 Flights

There are heated situations, and then there’s the kind of chaos that has the police stepping in to break things up. Sheriff’s deputies had their hands full at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last night, where a slew of canceled Spirit Airlines flights had frustrated passengers ready to rumble with the airline. [More]

Travelin’ Librarian

American Airlines Passenger Suing Over 14-Hour Flight With Obese Seatmates

No one likes to be scrunched while flying, but as airlines continue to cram as many seats on planes as they can, things can definitely get tight. An Australian man is suing over the close quarters on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, claiming he was forced into uncomfortable positions during the 14-hour flight. [More]