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SFO Is First US Airport To Mandate Vax For All Workers

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: All workers at San Francisco International Airport are now required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to an announcement Tuesday from Mayor London Breed. The mandate takes effect immediately and requires all tenants or contractors to require their on-site employees to be fully vaccinated or to be tested weekly if exempted from getting the shots. …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Goes On Violent Rampage At Miami Airport After Being Denied Boarding For Being Drunk

Newsweek reports: A viral video shows a man going on a violent, racist rampage in Miami International Airport on Friday night, hurling obscenities and stanchions. In the minute-long clip, posted to Twitter by user @ONLYinDADE on Saturday, the unmasked man is seen in a heated confrontation with an airport worker at a gate, while other passengers appear to be waiting …

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Port Authority Probes Food Prices At NYC Airports

The City reports: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey officials said Thursday that the bi-state agency’s new inspector general will examine whether OTG — the company that runs concessions at Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty — or any other airport concessionaires are violating guidelines that only allow them to charge up to 10% more than “street pricing.” The …

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Spirit Airlines CEO: Cancellations Will Continue [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie publicly addressed this week’s operational meltdown for the first time today, blaming the more than 1,700 flight cancellations on a variety of factors that left it short on pilots and flight attendants as August began. Bad weather at the end of July, a time when flight crews start to run out of …

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Spirit Airlines Bedlam Stretches Into Fifth Day [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Spirit Airlines apologized to passengers Wednesday after days of staggering flight cancellations and said cancellations should ease in the days to come as it reboots its operation. Help didn’t arrive on Thursday. The Florida-based carrier, which has blamed its operational meltdown on a series of issues, including weather, technology outages and staffing shortages, has already canceled 402 …

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Small Amounts Of Weed Now Allowed At NYC Airports

Gothamist reports: Small amounts of marijuana found on passengers in New York’s airports are no longer being seized by local authorities, four months after the state legalized recreational cannabis use. A spokesperson at the Port Authority, which operates JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, Benjamin Branham, said they enforce state laws. “New Yorkers 21 years old and older can possess, …

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FLL Terminals Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat [VIDEO]

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports: A bomb threat prompted the evacuation Saturday of terminals 2 and 3 and shut down entry to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on its Twitter account that deputies at the airport are investigating a bomb threat reported at around 8:49 a.m. At around 11:30 a.m., the airport posted an update …

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TSA Authorized To Fine Mask Refusers At Airports

Via press release from the TSA: Whether beginning the security screening process at the airport Travel Document Checker (TDC) or submitting checked baggage for screening, all passengers who appear to be over the age of 2 must properly wear a face mask throughout the security screening process. The officer at the TDC will request that travelers temporarily lower the mask …

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CNN To Shutter Its Airport Network On March 31st

Deadline reports: CNN will cease its Airport Network, which provided news feeds to airport monitors across the country. CNN President Jeff Zucker wrote in a memo that the network would cease as of March 31. “The steep decline in airport traffic because of COVID-19, coupled with all the new ways that people are consuming content on their personal devices, has …

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DC Airports Bolster Security Due To Departing Cultists

Reuters reports: U.S airlines and law enforcement agencies have bolstered security at Washington-area airports on Thursday after supporters of President Donald Trump caused mayhem in the U.S. capital in an attempt to overturn his election loss. “Passengers can expect to see an increased law enforcement presence as they travel through the airports,” a Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman said on …

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Airports See Highest Numbers Since Start Of Pandemic

The New York Times reports: More travelers were screened at airport security checkpoints on Sunday than on any day since the pandemic took hold in March, a worrying sign that people flying to visit their families for Thanksgiving could increase the spread of the coronavirus. A little more than one million people were screened by the Transportation Security Administration on …

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Trump Admin Orders End To Airport COVID Screenings

Yahoo News reports: The U.S. government on Monday will stop conducting enhanced screening of passengers on inbound international flights for COVID-19, Yahoo News has learned. The screening operations have been held at select airports since January, when the first cases of the disease began to emerge from Wuhan, China. Since March, incoming international flights from select high-risk countries, including much …

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New $5 Billion LaGuardia Terminal Unveiled [PHOTOS]

Via press release from Cuomo’s office: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the brand-new, state-of-the-art Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport, the biggest milestone to date in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion transformation into a unified 21st century facility. The project – one of the largest public private partnerships in aviation history – includes …

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Experts: Major Changes Likely For Future Air Travel

Forbes reports: Let’s start with the entire process of checking in for flights, which some calculate that it could take up to four hours and involving social distancing, sanitation of passengers and luggage, wider spaces for various lines and waiting to board. Nine out of 10 experts expect slower turnarounds between flights due to the need of thorough cleaning of …

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1200 NYC Airport Workers Laid Off Without Severance

The New York Times reports: Maria Campos had worked as a waitress at La Guardia Airport for more than 30 years until Tuesday, when her career came to an abrupt halt that left her scared and empty-handed. She was ordered to turn in her airport access badge and told she would receive no severance pay and would soon run out …

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Virus Screenings Bring Chaos To US Airports [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Airports around the country were thrown into chaos Saturday night as workers scrambled to roll out the Trump administration’s hastily arranged health screenings for travelers returning from Europe. Scores of anxious passengers said they encountered jam-packed terminals, long lines and hours of delays as they waited to be questioned by health authorities at some of the …

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DHS Drops Mandatory Face Scan Plan After Backlash

TechCrunch reports: Homeland Security has confirmed it will not expand face recognition scans to U.S. citizens arriving and departing the country, days after it emerged the agency proposed making the scans for citizens mandatory. The department, whose responsibility is border protection and immigration checks, said in a government filing that it wanted to “amend the regulations to provide that all …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Catering Truck Goes Wild At O’Hare

Gizmodo reports: An out of control, apparently furious, and driverless catering cart that was spinning in wild circles on the tarmac of Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on Monday was laid to its final rest by a quick-witted worker who prevented it from hitting a plane by slamming into it with another vehicle. American Osteopathic Association chief executive Kevin Klauer …

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Chaos At Newark Airport After Evacuate Alarm [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Panicked travelers abandoned carry-on bags and scrambled for the exits at a Newark Liberty International Airport terminal on Monday night, just as the busy three-day Labor Day weekend was drawing to a close. An Alaska Airlines employee at Gate 30 in Terminal A grew suspicious of two male passengers as they were about to board …

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1100+ Flights Canceled, Airports Close Ahead Of Dorian

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports: Palm Beach International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport will close today as Hurricane Dorian approaches Florida. The state has suspended tolls on major highways in advance of the storm, under orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Tolls have been suspended on Florida’s Turnpike, Alligator Alley, the Sawgrass Expressway, the SR 528 Beachline Expressway, SR 417 …

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