NEW YORK (AP) — Don't accuse the TSA of catnapping on the job. When an alert agent at New York's John F. Kennedy airport noticed tufts of orange fur poking out of a slightly unzipped suitcase, it gave him pause.
Most weeks of the year, Fridays are the busiest days to fly, and Tuesdays are the least busy. But during the holidays, that trend doesn’t necessarily hold true.
In most years, the Sunday after Thanksgiving is actually the busiest travel day for U.S.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Security officers at a South Florida airport have reported finding a handgun hidden inside a raw chicken packed in a traveler's luggage.
The Transportation Security Administration posted photos of the gun and poultry Monday on its official Instagram account.
For the first time since COVID-19 brought air travel to a standstill, the number of people streaming through U.S. airport-security checkpoints over a holiday weekend exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
The summer travel season ended on a busy note as more than 8.7 million people passed through security in the last four days, topping the Labor Day weekend of 2019.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two airline ticket agents were hurt when a 33-year-old California man breached security at a busy Las Vegas airport on Sunday, sparking panic among commercial travelers, flight delays and cancellations, police said in a report made public Tuesday.
The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic.
Travelers across the United States experienced hundreds of canceled flights and a few thousand delays on Friday, much as they did earlier this week.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal security screening is returning to a small West Tennessee airport, a needed upgrade as passenger traffic is expected to increase with new flights to Atlanta and a planned Ford Motor Co.
COPPELL, Texas (AP) — The chief of the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that his agency has quadrupled the number of employees who could bolster screening operations at airports that become too crowded this summer.
A loaded gun was found in North Carolina U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint Tuesday — the second time he has been stopped with a gun at an airport in the past 14 months, officials said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida struck down a national mask mandate on airplanes and mass transit Monday, and airlines and airports swiftly began repealing their requirements that passengers wear face coverings.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s airport set a record during the first quarter of this year in the amount of guns caught at security checkpoints.
Transportation Security Administration officers found 94 guns at security checkpoints during the first quarter of 2022, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airport security procedures will become more gender-neutral, with changes to scanners used for screening and the use of an “X” for travelers going through Precheck who do not identify as male or female, the Biden administration said Thursday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Security screeners found guns in carry-on baggage at all five of Tennessee's major airports last week, the Transportation Security Administration said.
Guns were discovered at security checkpoints during the week of March 20 through March 27 at Nashville International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville and Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, the TSA said in a news release.
BOSTON (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers found a 10-inch (25-centimeter) long butcher knife wedged into the side of a baby's car seat at a security checkpoint at Boston's Logan International Airport, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are extending the requirement for masks on planes and public transportation for one more month — through mid-April — while taking steps that could lead to lifting the rule.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Fort Wayne International Airport urged outbound passengers Friday to arrive at least two hours early for their flights, regardless of airline, while the Transportation Security Administration upgrades technology and equipment at its checkpoint.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration is offering a precheck application enrollment center next week at West Virginia International Yeager Airport.
U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are able to enroll in the expedited screening program, the airport said in a news release.
With a surge in guns being discovered at airport checkpoints, some security experts are suggesting higher fines and even putting violators on a no-fly list to prevent firearms from getting on planes.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county police department has argued in internal emails that its officers who have worked maskless for months at the Myrtle Beach International Airport are exempt from the federal mask mandate, but the Transportation Security Administration says that’s not the case.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Security officers at Tennessee's major airports found more than 280 guns in passengers' carry-on luggage in 2021, a significant increase from prior years, officials said.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers seized 106 guns at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in 2021, nearly double the number they seized at the airport in the previous year, a news release said.