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An injured woman covers her face as she is carried by paramedics into ambulance at Istanbul Ataturk airport, Turkey, following a blast June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Islamic State Prime Suspect After Suicide Bombers Kill 41 At Istanbul Airport

The attack on Europe’s third-busiest airport was one of the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings in Turkey, which is part of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State and is struggling to contain the spillover from neighboring Syria’s civil war. It is also battling an insurgency by Kurdish militants in its largely Kurdish southeast.

June 29, 2016

Travel Dilemmas: TSA’s Precheck Revamped To Restrict Program To Paying Customers Only

We have good news and bad news, depending on who you are. TSA’s “managed inclusion” came to an end in mid-September. That’s the program that allowed people who hadn’t paid for the privilege to get the same benefits as paying customers.

December 4, 2015

Indonesia Extends Airport Closures Due To Erupting Volcano

Indonesia extended the closure of three airports, including on the holiday hotspot of Bali, due to drifting ash from a volcano.

July 10, 2015

Two Under Observation At Hospitals After Falling Ill During Flights From Liberia To O’Hare

Out of an “abundance of caution”, two people who arrived at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are being observed at two separate hospitals.

October 22, 2014

Passengers From Ebola-Stricken Countries To Use Five U.S. Airports

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Passengers flying to the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken countries will have to fly into one of five designated American airports for additional screening, including having their temperature taken, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Tuesday. The restriction was immediately criticized by House Republicans who want […]

October 21, 2014

Man Dies Of Ebola In Texas, U.S. Steps Up Airport Screening

Washington — A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola outside of West Africa died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as Washington stepped up airport screening against the deadly virus. Thomas Eric Duncan died in a Dallas hospital 10 days after he was admitted and despite receiving an experimental drug to fight […]

October 8, 2014

Oh, For A Table To Eat On

Travelers aren’t asking for the moon. Just a decent place to eat.

October 7, 2014

Two Weeks Needed To Restore Damaged Chicago Air Center: FAA

Over 1,500 flights leaving from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago were cancelled when a disgruntled employee lit a fire at the airport on Friday.

September 29, 2014

France To Probe ‘Jihadist’ Bungle

France plans to look into the series of events that led to three suspected jihadists walking free from a Paris airport on Tuesday.

September 24, 2014

Attackers Storm Pakistan Airport, Killing 13

By Aoun Sahi and Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Ten heavily armed attackers stormed the international airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city, late Sunday night, prompting an hours-long gun battle that left 13 people dead before the assailants were killed, officials said. Pakistani security forces declared the siege of Jinnah International Airport over […]

June 9, 2014

Dozens Dead As Ukraine Claims Control Of Donetsk Airport

Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine said Tuesday it had regained control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of punishing air strikes and fierce fighting with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen left dozens of people dead. Russian President Vladimir Putin immediately called on Ukraine to end its “punitive” operation in the rebel-held […]

May 27, 2014

Fox Anchor Gregg Jarrett Charged In Airport Bar Incident

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett, said by the network to be having “serious personal issues,” has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest in a bar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Jarrett, 59, is charged in Hennepin County District Court with a misdemeanor, obstructing the […]

May 22, 2014

‘Near Midair Collision’ At Newark Airport Recounted By NTSB

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Two aircraft, one landing and the other taking off, came within just hundreds of yards of colliding with each other at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty Airport last month, according to a preliminary federal report that describes a far more dire picture of the incident than had been thought. The National […]

May 20, 2014

Ukraine Says It Has Reclaimed Airport Seized By Pro-Russia Separatists

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times MOSCOW — Ukrainian forces launched combat operations against pro-Russian separatists Tuesday and recaptured a military airport in the eastern part of the country, the acting president said. Explosions and gunfire were heard from around the airport, located between the towns of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk. Both towns were seized last […]

April 15, 2014

Ukraine Retakes Crimea Airports After Russian ‘Invasion’

Simferopol (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukrainian authorities said Friday they had regained control of two Crimean airports seized during an “armed invasion” by Russian forces that prompted the country’s new pro-EU leaders to appeal for protection from the West. The spiraling tensions in a nation torn between the West and Russia are set to take another […]

February 28, 2014

‘Pipe Bomb’ Discovered In Carry-On Luggage At Anchorage Airport

By Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Transportation Security Administration agents found what Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police have described as a “pipe bomb” in the carry-on luggage of a man ticketed on an oil worker flight to the North Slope Sunday, forcing an hour shutdown of the security checkpoint. The […]

February 17, 2014

Feds To Probe Why Southwest Flight Landed At Wrong Missouri Airport

By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times Federal officials will investigate why a Southwest Airlines flight landed at the wrong airport in southwest Missouri, coming safely to a screeching stop on a shorter runway about seven miles from its intended destination in Branson. The landing Sunday evening was the second recent incident involving a large jet […]

January 13, 2014