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Russian Hackers Take Down Websites Of US Airports

CNN reports: More than a dozen public-facing airport websites, including those for some of the nation’s largest airports, appeared inaccessible Monday morning, and Russian-speaking hackers claimed responsibility. No immediate signs of impact to actual air travel were reported, suggesting the issue may be an inconvenience for people seeking travel information. “Obviously, we’re tracking that, and there’s no concern about operations …

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Tampa Airports To Close Today Ahead Of Hurricane

Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: Tampa International Airport said it will suspend all operations beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday due to Hurricane Ian. The storm continues to threaten the Tampa Bay area with strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge, the airport said. Officials said the 5 p.m. closure will allow the airport to prepare the airfield and terminals, including the …

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Newark Airport To Lose Its Status As “NYC Airport”

NBC New York reports: As of now, Newark, JFK Airport and LaGuardia Airport are all listed under the city code “NYC.” Because of that, many airlines allow travelers to switch flights among the three airports without paying a penalty. However, starting Oct. 3, that changes. Newark Airport will get its own code (EWR), which means that it will operate under …

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Dallas Airport In Lockdown After Shooting Report

The Dallas Morning News reports: Dallas police are investigating reports of a shooting at Dallas Love Field airport. “We don’t have confirmed information. We have reports of a shooting. We are investigating,” Dallas police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman told The Dallas Morning News. Rockwall Chief of Police Max Geron tweeted the following after being evacuated: “Just got evacuated out of Love …

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Thousands Of Flights Delayed Or Cancelled [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: As of Saturday night, nearly 650 flights in the United States had been canceled and more than 5,200 flights within, into or out of the country had been delayed, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware. FlightAware data showed that the three airports in the United States most affected by cancellations and delays on Saturday …

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Airlines Blame FAA Staffing For Flight Disruptions

ABC News reports: Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. Airlines for America, which represents the largest U.S. carriers, said Friday it wants to know FAA’s staffing plans for the July Fourth …

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US Air Travel Disruptions Continue For Fourth Day

NBC News reports: Thousands of flights wound up cancelled and delayed during the Juneteenth and Father’s Day holiday weekend, which included the busiest air travel day of the year on Friday, according to the TSA. More than 6,300 flights were delayed within, into or leaving the U.S. on Saturday, and 859 flights were cancelled, according to the flight tracking platform …

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US Air Travel Woes Continue For Third Day [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: For a third day in a row, travelers across the country are facing high numbers of flight delays and cancellations. As of noon ET on Saturday, more than 2,030 U.S. flights were delayed and almost 690 U.S. flights were cancelled, according to FlightAware, which tracks flights in real time. Friday reported a whopping total of over 8,900 …

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Delays And Cancellations Again Snarl US Air Travel

USA Today reports: More than 1,000 U.S. flights are canceled as of noon on the East Coast Friday with over 2,000 more posting delays. New York area airports account for nearly a third of cancellations so far, according to FlightAware, which tracks flights in real time. The headaches come on the heels of one of the worst days yet for …

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NY Gov Cuts Ribbon On New $4B LaGuardia Terminal

AM New York reports: Governor Kathy Hochul and officials with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with Delta Air Lines cut the ribbon on LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal C Wednesday, June 1. The $4 billion project, which will open to the public Saturday, June 4, consolidated the former terminals C and D into one space, marking …

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3500+ Holiday Weekend Flights Canceled So Far

CBS News reports: Airline travelers are not only facing sticker shock this Memorial Day weekend, the kickoff to the summer travel season. They’re also dealing with a pileup of flight cancellations. More than 1,200 flights were canceled as of 2 p.m EST Saturday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. That followed more than 2,300 cancellations on Friday. Delta noted in …

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NYC Cracks Down On Airport Food And Drink Prices

NBC New York reports: It started after one person complained on social media in summer 2021 after purchasing a beer at LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal C that cost a whopping $27. Granted, it was a seasonal beer, but unless that season turns everything to gold, it was an astronomical price to pay for the beverage. After the lengthy investigation, the Port …

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Sony Playstation Sparks Bomb Panic At Boston Airport

NBC News reports: Passengers at Boston Logan International Airport faced confusion, panic and delays on Easter Sunday after concerns over a suspicious package sparked an evacuation and a visit from the state police bomb squad. In a statement Sunday, Massachusetts State Police said their bomb squad had been called to Terminal A just after 4 p.m. after security staff spotted …

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Orlando’s Airport Now Among World’s Ten Busiest

Reuters reports: Orlando cracked a list of the world’s top 10 busiest airports by passengers for the first time last year, as the home of the Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Florida theme parks joined mostly American hubs as soaring leisure travel underpins a recovery in traffic. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport topped the rankings by passenger traffic published Monday …

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Drunk Woman Flees Airport Cop On Motorized Suitcase

Orlando’s ABC News affiliate reports: An intoxicated passenger who was barred from boarding an airplane at Orlando International Airport rode away from the gate on a motorized suitcase as a police officer on a bicycle followed behind her, court records and newly released video shows. “We’re going to have a bike pursuing a suitcase in a minute,” an Orlando police …

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Indian Parliament Seeks Change To “GAY” Airport Code

NDTV reports: A Parliamentary panel on Friday said the use of ‘GAY’ code for Gaya airport is inappropriate for the holy city and asked the government to make all efforts to change the code. The Committee on Public Undertakings, in its first report tabled in Parliament in January 2021, had recommended changing the code of Gaya airport from ‘GAY’ and …

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Three Women Charged With Beating Delta Workers

The New York Daily News reports: A trio of unruly would-be passengers at John F. Kennedy Airport viciously beat down two Delta Air Lines employees after a flight crew decided they were too drunk and belligerent to board a flight to Puerto Rico, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Long Island residents Jordan Nixon, 21, Janessa Torres, 21, and Johanna Zavala, 44, …

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Widespread Flight Cancellations Continue For 4th Day

CNN Business reports: More than 2,000 flights have been canceled Monday as Covid cases surge across the globe. Of the more than 2,400 canceled flights, nearly 900 were within, into or out of the United States, according to FlightAware. More than 6,500 flights are delayed. The cancellations come at the busiest time of year for air travel. The US Transportation …

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High Volume Of Flight Cancellations Enter Third Day

The Associated Press reports: FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, noted 941 flights entering, leaving or inside the U.S. canceled Saturday, up from 690 Friday. Over 200 more flights were already canceled for Sunday. Delta, United and JetBlue on Friday had all said the omicron variant was causing staffing problems leading to flight  According to FlightAware, the three airlines canceled more than …

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NY Gov Announces $9.5B Makeover Of JFK Terminal

Gothamist reports: New York’s busiest airport is in line to receive a $9.5 billion facelift. Governor Kathy Hochul and Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton on Monday unveiled the latest plan to overhaul John F. Kennedy International Airport, replacing a pair of existing terminals with a 2.4 million sq. ft. Terminal 1 that will have 23 gates catering to international …

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