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    Travel chaos continued on Monday with nearly 150 flights canceled and over 600 delayed before 9 a.m., on the busiest Independence Day weekend since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. United Airlines canceled 34 flights and delayed 64 so far this morning; American Airlines canceled 19 and delayed 63; and Delta canceled 15 and delayed 75. More than 1,400 flights have been canceled during the holiday weekend across the US, according to FlightAware, which reported at least 654 flights canceled on Saturday, and 312 canceled Sunday. Delays over the weekend have reached well over 10,000. Around 48 million people are expected to travel this weekend with AAA estimating 3.5 million would take to the air. But the actual number of passengers flying may be dramatically higher as the Transportation Security Administration screened nearly 2.1 million travelers at airports on Sunday alone.  Adding to the mayhem was a computer glitch in American Airlines' staffing systems that allowed pilots to take time off they shouldn't have been offered, leaving 12,000 planes without anyone to fly them between July 3 and the end of...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Both Miami International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have the two longest wait times for security and passport control among the nation’s largest airports. That’s according to the TSA and US Customs and border protection data. Number 1 for long waits was MIA, where passengers had to wait, on average, 46 minutes and 57 seconds. Following right behind is Fort Lauderdale, where the average wait time is 46 minutes and 41 seconds.
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Hayward man was found guilty of federal drug smuggling charges after being indicted as part of a larger crackdown on a national cocaine distribution ring, authorities said Monday. Lemack “Lee” Bellot, 42, attempted to “facilitate the smuggling of cocaine” through San Francisco International Airport in 2018. Bellot was convicted of two counts of attempting to aid and abet possession with intent to distribute cocaine following a weeklong trial in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Northern California. Between March and November 2018, “Bellot made a variety of arrangements” to help someone else smuggle large amounts of cocaine through the airport, but those shipments were not actually cocaine because Bellot was unknowingly negotiating with a confidential source working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, authorities said. The source was posing as an Atlanta-based drug trafficker who would fly to the Bay Area to buy cocaine and needed a quick way to transport it back to Atlanta for distribution, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office. The DEA was investigating Bellot based on...
              by Jennie Taer   Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Jan. 27 demanding that he stop allowing illegal migrants to travel through U.S. airports over a TSA policy permitting them to use arrest warrants as identification. “Until there is a federal commitment to securing the border and enforcing existing laws, our office requests that you prohibit travel through U.S. airports by any migrant that is illegally here,” Brnovich wrote. “It is an affront to the most basic common sense to allow anyone to use an ‘arrest warrant’ as acceptable identification to pass through government security,” he said. The Daily Caller News Foundation exclusively reported that TSA Administrator David Pekoske disclosed to Republican Texas Rep. Lance Gooden’s office on Jan. 7 that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) “Warrant for Arrest of Alien” could be used by migrants as an alternate form of identification at airport security. The administrative warrants are signed by ICE officials, who believe there is a reason the person should be removed from the country. In his...
    Several East Coast airports have been experiencing hundreds of cancellations and delays as a powerful winter storm barreled through parts of the Northeast and South. Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport were among the top airports greatly affected by the winter storm, Izzy, CNN reported. Charlotte Douglas saw more than 400 flight cancellations and over 90 delays, while Ronald Reagan saw over 150 flights canceled and nearly 30 flights delayed as of Monday, according to Flight Aware. "This weekend's winter storm is expected to have a significant impact on our operation, especially at Charlotte International Airport," American Airlines said in a statement. THOUSANDS OF FLIGHTS CANCELED ON CHRISTMAS EVE A total of 1,417 flights within, into, and out of the United States were reported to be canceled as of Monday morning, according to Flight Aware. American Airlines had one of the highest number of flights that had been disrupted from the storm, with 235 flights being canceled and 117 delayed. Southwest Airlines reported canceling 98...
    Most travelers have learned the hard way that we can't carry, say, a bottle of water past airport security.But some people just don't get the message about what's allowed on a plane and what's not.So, the Transportation Security Administration releases an annual list of the strangest items confiscated at airports to raise awareness.In a pun-filled video on Twitter, the TSA announced its "Top 10 Catches" for 2021, although we're having trouble seeing the humor in most of them."Our officers found some truly unusual items," the TSA said. "They worked hard to keep travelers safe as they returned to the skies."You decide.10. Bullets hidden in a deodorant stick. This passenger must have been "sweating bullets," the TSA video says.9. Long-barreled antique-looking pistol8. Breakfast burrito with meth in it7. A belt buckle hiding a firearm6. A cleaver. "Not a cleaver idea to bring this through security."5. A can of bear spray4. Machete3. Fireworks2. A wine bottle holder that looks like a gun1. A chain saw. "Can't stump us," the video says with laugh emoji.A baby what, now?An item on the 2020 list...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Sunday is expected to be the worst time to travel.AAA said it is expecting a pandemic record to be set Sunday afternoon with millions heading home after Thanksgiving.TSA checkpoints screened 1.7 million travelers on just Friday alone as authorities said they expect to see about 2.4 million people traveling through the air Sunday.People have noticed the spike in travel on their flights."We were lucky to get really early flights where it looked like most people were trying to stay in bed, so we had no problems at all going through, but the plane was packed," said Mickey Shy, who was flying back to Chicago from California.Some came in last night ahead of the major rush."It was definitely a conscious decision, not only to avoid the traffic but also the price, for sure, was a big factor," said Joseph Petrullo, who was flying back from New Jersey.AAA said it expects airports like Midway to see the worst of it Sunday afternoon from about 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’re flying out of South Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to get to the airport early and expect long lines. Miami International Airport was busy Wednesday morning ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Chilly Start Ahead Of Nice, Mild Thanksgiving DayAirport officials are expecting the travel volume to reach near pre-pandemic levels and they prepared for the rush. Throughout the morning they monitored the security lines and directed travelers to other checkpoints with shorter wait times. The Transporation Security Administration also prepped for the uptick in holiday travel by making an exception on the size of hand sanitizer “TSA is allowing people to bring up to one 12-ounce container of hand sanitizer through the checkpoint, that is larger than the typical amount of liquids, gels, or aerosols,” said spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. Airport officials recommend that travelers arrive two hours and 30 minutes before their departure time, instead of the usual two hours. CBS4 News spoke to travelers who were surprised by the long lines. “I couldn’t catch my next flight...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you’re flying out of South Florida for the Thanksgiving holiday, be sure to get to the airport early and expect long lines. Miami International Airport was busy Wednesday morning ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. READ MORE: Miami Weather: Chilly Start Ahead Of Nice, Mild Thanksgiving DayAirport officials are expecting the travel volume to reach near pre-pandemic levels and they prepared for the rush. Throughout the morning they monitored the security lines and directed travelers to other checkpoints with shorter wait times. The Transporation Security Administration also prepped for the uptick in holiday travel by making an exception on the size of hand sanitizer “TSA is allowing people to bring up to one 12-ounce container of hand sanitizer through the checkpoint, that is larger than the typical amount of liquids, gels, or aerosols,” said spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein. Airport officials recommend that travelers arrive two hours and 30 minutes before their departure time, instead of the usual two hours. CBS4 News spoke to travelers who were surprised by the long lines. “I couldn’t catch my next flight...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Expectations of a huge increase in Thanksgiving travel this year — leaves some fear there will be chaos at airports. Air travel is expected to be up 80 percent from last year.  This comes as the airline industry has been dealing with widespread staff shortages.  and all federal employees must be fully vaccinated by next Monday.  As of last month, 40 percent of TSA employees were still not vaccinated — or had not submitted their vaccination status. READ MORE: Up To 10 Municipal Employees Under Scrutiny In Markham After Receiving Paycheck Protection Program Loans Without Any Prior Record Of Their BusinessesIn an interview on CBS this morning… the TSA administrator who oversees security at nearly 440 airports says he is confident all will go smoothly, and mandates will be taken seriously. READ MORE: After Hundreds Of Years, The Longest Partial Lunar Eclipse Happens Thursday“We will go through a progressive discipline policy with our unvaccinated employees, religious exemptions, process of looking through each of the cases and make a determination in the next several weeks. There is a...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- More than 47.7 million Americans are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to AAA. On Friday, travelers were met with busy lines at the San Francisco International Airport.RELATED: Thinking of traveling soon? Expert shares tips on how to navigate pandemic travelSFO expects 40,000 travelers to pass through their airport daily through the holiday weekend.Last Sunday, more than 2.1 million Americans were screened by the TSA, the highest amount of travelers seen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.The TSA expects the number of travelers to increase this weekend.RELATED: Return to Tourism: How the Bay Area is getting ready for tourist seasonIf you're traveling this weekend, remember to wear a mask. The federal face mask mandate is still in place in airports and on planes, trains, buses and other public transportation. ⚠️ Important reminder! ???? Masks are required for air travel, including at all U.S. airports and onboard aircraft, regardless of vaccination status. Keep your mask on when traveling through SFO. #MaskOnSFO pic.twitter.com/QFg3PrNCd4— San Francisco International Airport (SFO) ✈️???? (@flySFO) June 30,...
    DALLAS - The airline industry's recovery from the pandemic passed a milestone as more than 2 million people streamed through U.S. airport security checkpoints on Friday for the first time since early March 2020. The Transportation Security Administration announced Saturday that 2.03 million travelers were screened at airport checkpoints on Friday. It was the first time in 15 months that the number of security screenings had surpassed 2 million in a single day. Airline bookings have been picking up since around February, as more Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19 and – at least within the United States – travel restrictions such as mandatory quarantines began to ease. The recovery is not complete. Friday's crowds were only 74% of the volume compared with the same day in 2019. However, the 2.03 million figure was 1.5 million more travelers than on the same day last year, according to the TSA. The 2 million mark represents quite a turnaround for the travel industry, which was hammered by the pandemic. There were days in April 2020 when fewer than 100,000 people boarded planes in...
    Originally Published by: Some unused Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines set to expire this month Plant-based diet may lower risk of severe COVID-19, study claims Will US reach Bidens COVID-19 vaccine goals? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased travel health advisories on several countries as the vaccination rate increases in the US. Destinations such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France and Germany dropped from a Level 4 “COVID-19 very high” alert to Level 3 “COVID-19 high” alert in a Monday update to the CDC’s travel recommendations list, which assesses each country’s health and safety risk for travelers. Travelers are advised to be fully vaccinated. A country is rated based on how many cases were reported in the past 28 days per 100,000 population. A “Level 4” is more than 500 cases; “Level 3” is 100 to 500 cases; “Level 2 Moderate” has 50 to 99 and “Level 1 Low” has fewer than 50, the guidance says. Still at “Level 4,” are Argentina, North Korea, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba and Jamaica among others. ...
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased travel health advisories on several countries as the vaccination rate increases in the U.S. Destinations such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Italy, France and Germany dropped from a Level 4 "COVID-19 very high" alert to Level 3 "COVID-19 high" alert in a Monday update to the CDC’s travel recommendations list, which assesses each country’s health and safety risk for travelers. Travelers are advised to be fully vaccinated. The CDC downgraded health alerts on several countries amid increased vaccination rates. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images).  A country is rated based on how many cases were reported in the past 28 days per 100,000 population. A "Level 4" is more than 500 cases; "Level 3" is 100 to 500 cases; "Level 2 Moderate" has 50 to 99 and "Level 1 Low" has fewer than 50, the guidance says. Still at "Level 4," are Argentina, North Korea, Costa Rica, Chile, Cuba and Jamaica among others.  India, which has had trouble with their vaccine rollout and a recent surge in coronavirus cases, is ranked...
    Originally Published by: Authorities vow justice against couple accused of 6-year-olds murder Dr. Pimple Popper reveals what grosses her out LA mayoral candidate stop interrupted by woman with knife Flying at US airports has reached pre-pandemic levels. Airports screened 1,984,658 people at checkpoints on Sunday, the highest since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data from the Transportation Security Administration, TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein tweeted on June 6.  That’s a 350 percent increase from last year when 441,255 passengers were screened through airports on June 6. And with that comes long lines at check-in and through security amid busy travel times. “If you’re planning on flying, you need to get to the airport early and be prepared with no prohibited items in your carry-on bag!” Farbstein tweeted.  Air travel continues to soar with more Americans getting vaccinated against COVID-19. More than 1.65 million people were screened at airports across the US on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend – an increase of 368 percent compared with 2020 figures when just 352,947 people passed through airports...
    Airline travel in the US hit its highest levels since the pandemic began over Memorial Day weekend with nearly 2 million people screened at airport security on Monday.  Data from the Transportation Security Administration recorded more than 1.9 million people passing through security checkpoints at American airports on Memorial Day - more than 400 percent more than last year, when just 353,261 people traveled through American airports on the federal holiday. Data from the Transportation Security Administration recorded more than 1.9 million people passing through security checkpoints at American airports on Monday Travelers line up at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday to kick off Memorial Day Weekend, which saw a huge increase in travelers compared to 2020 Travelers check in for their flights at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday for the first holiday weekend since coronavirus pandemic restrictions have been relaxed The weekend saw impressive travel increases as COVID infections and deaths continue to plummet. With 1,959,593 recorded travelers, last Friday was the busiest travel day at airports since the start of the pandemic last year. On...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- This Memorial Day will be the first major holiday weekend since vaccinations became widely available and millions of travelers are expected to hit the roads and the skies Friday.Passenger volume at O'Hare is expected to peak Friday morning and the airport was already busy on Thursday.With vaccine now widely available, more people are starting to travel. More than 800,000 passengers are expected to pass through O'Hare this holiday weekend, that's more than a six-fold increase over the same period last year.RELATED: Summer travel deals on flights, hotels, car rental could elevate your next vacation, road trip"I got an alert that the entire planes are full... and they're trying to bump people. So it's different. It's different, it is. It's like 2019," air traveler Mary Daddono said.With Memorial Day gas prices at their highest level in seven years, it's actually cheaper for many to fly. They haven't been this high since 2014. This year, gas prices are over a dollar more than they were this time last year."Usually prices go up and you can get a car if...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's airports are busy ahead of the Memorial Day Weekend, with a combined million travelers expected over the next few days.More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day Weekend beginning Thursday."We are expecting at least 30,000 customers to pass through O'Hare every day this weekend we are adding flights to leisure destinations that customers want to go to," said Omar Idris, United States.If you're traveling by road, expect the biggest traffic delays in the afternoon- with the worst travel time in Chicago between 2:45 p.m. and 4:45 p.m., with the Eisenhower Expressway expected to be the busiest road.This year, gas prices are over a dollar more than they were this time last year. As of Thursday morning, the national average is about $3.04. That jumps to $3.26 in Illinois and some southern states are still experiencing gas shortages.And for passengers flying, expect busier than usual airports as restrictions across the country loosen and folks are getting more comfortable flying."I don't mind I get where i want to go and she keeps track of...
    ALL Brits will need to have a Covid test to go on holiday abroad, no matter where they go right now. Even green list destinations require a negative Covid test when returning to the UK, both pre-arrival and on day two. 4Brits will need to have a Covid test, no matter where they go on holidayCredit: Alamy Brits can opt for private Covid test providers although these can cost between £120 and £300 per person. The high street is offering cheaper options now - Boots' PCR testing service costs £99 per person while Superdrug charge £119 per person. For Brits heading on holiday, and need a PCR test to return - which is required for all destinations on the green and amber list - it is best to book it with the airline or the airport you are travelling to. It is worth noting that for PCR tests needed on arrival in a foreign country, it is worth going through a private test provider or through the airline to ensure the results arrive in time, with airports often taking at...
    Several pop-up COVID-19 vaccination sites are coming to some New York airports for anyone coming into or leaving the state. In an effort to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that pop-up sites were being set up in seven airports across the state beginning on Monday, May 24. The sites will be open to anyone departing or arriving at these airports through Friday, May 28: JFK Airport; LaGuardia Airport; Westchester County Airport; Buffalo Niagara International Airport; Greater Rochester International Airport; Syracuse Hancock International Airport; Albany International Airport. Anyone receiving a vaccine at the airport will be getting the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot, which will not require travelers to return to get a second dose. “There are vaccination centers everywhere,” Cuomo said. “There’s no reason not to get it done.” The new vaccination sites come on the heels of New York successfully running similar pop-up vaccination sites at downstate MTA sites. "Our vaccination pop-up sites have been instrumental in helping us reach more New Yorkers who need...
    Google Maps is no longer an outdoor navigation system – the tech giant is rolling out an upgrade that provides directions inside different facilities. Users can now use Live View on smartphones to maneuver around malls, airports and train stations. The Indoor Live View Feature uses AR cues to provide turn-by-turn directions over a live shot of the area. The 2021 upgrade also includes a new weather layer that shows the current and forecasted predictions, along with eco-friendly routes as many nations aim for a carbon free world. Scroll down for video  Google Maps is no longer an outdoor navigation system – the tech giant is rolling out an upgrade that provides directions inside different facilities. It has also added the option for eco-friendly routes (right) Google Maps made its way to the iPhone and Android smartphones in 2019, but the latest announcement is the first time it will include directions for indoor spaces.  Dane Glasgow, VP of product, shared in a blog post: ‘Since then, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of what a map can do, propelled...
    In this article GOOGLGoogle Maps Live View AR indoorsGoogleGoogle on Tuesday announced several new features that are coming to Google Maps. The coolest one will help you find your way through indoor spaces like airports, malls and train stations using augmented reality. The updated Live View AR feature, which overlays digital guides on top of the real world to provide directions as you look through your phone's display, now works indoors. So, say you're in an airport and need to find your gate or an ATM. You search for what you're looking for in Google Maps and markers will guide you with arrows and other digital markers. Here's an example:Google Maps Live View indoorsGoogleLive View for Google Maps first launched for Android and iPhone in 2019, but it initially only provided these sorts of directions outdoors. You can access Live View by searching for something in Google maps on your phone, tapping "Directions" and then, when available, tapping the "Live View" option next to "Start." Google said it's first rolling out in some malls in Chicago, Long Island, Los Angeles,...
    Dogs trained to detect COVID-19 have done so with 95 percent accuracy over the past six months, the head of a training program in Thailand said this week. “The dogs take only one to two seconds to detect the virus,” Professor Kaywalee Chatdarong, who is in charge of the project at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary faculty, told Reuters. Chatdarong described how six Labrador Retrievers were trained to detect the coronavirus through a compound that is found in human sweat. They can "go through 60 samples” in 60 seconds, Chatdarong told the news outlet. The dogs do not need to directly sniff people and can detect the virus even if a person is asymptomatic. Currently, temperature checks are being used in businesses and airports to determine if someone has COVID-19. “In the future, when we send them to airports or ports, where there is an influx of commuters, they will be much faster and more precise in detecting the virus than temperature checks,” Chatdarong said. It is not clear when Thailand might use the dogs at airports or in public spaces. Thailand has...
    (CNN)Members of Congress will be getting increased security while traveling through airports in the aftermath of the attack on the US Capitol Wednesday and as several senators have been harassed at airports, according to a notice sent to lawmakers Saturday.The US Capitol Police and Sergeant at Arms' office said they will coordinate with other law enforcement agencies, including the US Marshals Service to ensure their safety.Additionally, through the Inauguration on January 20, agents from the Capitol Police will be stationed at the three major airports in the Washington, DC area: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a close ally of President Donald Trump who was critical of the President this week, was confronted and screamed at by Trump supporters at Reagan National Airport, according to videos posted on social media Friday."You traitor," a woman screams at the senator in one video, as he walks through one of the terminals at the Washington, DC, area airport. "Lindsey Graham,​ you are a traitor to the country."Read MoreUtah Sen. Mitt...
    DENVER (CBS4) — In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic crippled passenger traffic at many airports, including Denver International Airport. However, as we prepare to begin a new year, DIA’s traffic is rebounding better than predicted — and is above the national average. (credit: CBS) Traffic through the security checkpoints is down 62% overall in the U.S. while DIA is only down 56%. Air travel began meaningful recovery in June, and throughout the summer, DEN was often the number-one ranked airport in the U.S. for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) throughput. For the weeks from June 1 through Dec. 21., DIA ranked as the no. 1 or no. 2 U.S. airport in TSA throughput for 21 of 30 weeks. Normally, DIA ranks between no. 4 and no. 6 for TSA throughput. “DEN’s performance speaks directly to our strong domestic demand profile since international travel was minimal through most of 2020,” officials stated. To wrap up 2020, 17 of DIA’s 23 airlines are now operating, and Denver ends the year as the largest station for three airlines – Frontier, Southwest and United.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Over 7 million people went through U.S. airports from Dec. 20 to Dec. 27, the highest level of air travel in more than nine months, despite fear that travel will lead to more cases of COVID-19.Overall, air travel is down nearly 60% from this time last year. But the Transportation Security Administration said it screened 1,284,599 on Sunday, the highest total since March 15.More than 10 million people have traveled by air since Dec. 18, including six days with at least 1 million people getting screened.RELATED: December deadliest month in US since COVID-19 pandemic began; January projections 'nightmarish,' expert saysFigures on road trips aren't available, but AAA predicted that about 85 million Americans would travel during the Christmas holiday season, most of them by car.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top expert on infectious disease, said that level of travel could lead to a further increase in COVID-19 cases. Fauci said crowded airports make it difficult to maintain social distance, and holiday gatherings combine people from different households."As much as we advise against it, nonetheless, it happens,"...
    More On: airports Christmas Eve air travel down almost 60 percent from last year: TSA TSA screens 1.2M flyers in busiest airport travel day since March Passenger says this is why he jumped off a flight with his girlfriend and dog Airport ‘glamping’ is what 2020 has reduced us to WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.3 million people went through US airports on Sunday, the highest level of air travel in more than nine months, despite fear that travel will lead to more cases of COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration said it screened 1,284,599 on Sunday, the highest total since March 15. More than 10 million people have traveled by air since Dec. 18, including six days with at least 1 million people getting screened. Figures on road trips aren’t available, but AAA predicted that about 85 million Americans would travel during the Christmas holiday season, most of them by car. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top expert on infectious disease, said that level of travel could lead to a further increase in COVID-19 cases. Fauci said crowded airports make it...
    More On: Coronavirus GOP lawmaker behind bipartisan COVID package backs $2,000 checks Sanders dodges question about earlier GOP relief bill Leading Brooklyn rabbi tests positive for COVID-19 Disney worker brags she got COVID vaccine thanks to ‘big-deal’ in-law More than 1.2 million people traveled through US airports on Sunday — the busiest day for air travel since March. US airport security screened 1,284,599 people that day, the TSA said. The busy post-Christmas travel day marked the sixth of the last 10 where more than one million people passed through American airports, according to TSA figures. That’s a dramatic turnaround from earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic, when security agents screened as few as 90,000 people on some days. America’s increasing willingness to fly came despite the urging of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stay home and avoid travel this holiday season to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Still, daily TSA throughput was dramatically down from the second half of December last year, where most days approached 2.5 million. Christmas day air travel was down nearly 60...
    More people traveled through US airports on Wednesday than any day since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the nation in March, the TSA said. Just days ahead of Christmas, security agents screened 1,191,123 people at American airports on Dec. 23, TSA spokesman Lisa Farbstein said — the most in a single day since March 16, when 1,257,823 flyers passed through TSA checkpoints. The surge in plane trips comes despite pleas from health officials to stay home and avoid travel during the holiday season amid an ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases. Still, Wednesday’s throughput was just 61 percent of the number of people who passed through TSA screeners on the same day in 2019. Air travel has been well below usual levels throughout the pandemic. As shutdowns took hold across the world, TSA agents screened as few as 90,000 people on multiple days in April. Air travel began to creep up in late April and has continued a steady increase since then. This past weekend marked the first time since March where Friday, Saturday and Sunday all saw over a...
    More On: Coronavirus Truckers stuck in giant traffic jam after France halts travel over British COVID outbreak COVID Christmas arrives around the world — with not so much cheer Fauci: COVID herd immunity may take 90% being infected or vaccinated National Guard had biggest mobilization this year since WWII More people traveled through US airports on Wednesday than any day since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the nation in March, the TSA said. Just days ahead of Christmas, security agents screened 1,191,123 people at American airports on Dec. 23, TSA spokesman Lisa Farbstein said — the most in a single day since March 16, when 1,257,823 flyers passed through TSA checkpoints. The surge in plane trips comes despite pleas from health officials to stay home and avoid travel during the holiday season amid an ongoing rise in COVID-19 cases. Still, Wednesday’s throughput was just 61 percent of the number of people who passed through TSA screeners on the same day in 2019. Air travel has been well below usual levels throughout the pandemic. As shutdowns took hold across...
    NEW YORK -- Nearly 1 million passengers traveled through U.S. airports Saturday and officials are expecting even more Sunday despite surging coronavirus cases.According to Transportation Security Administration data, 964,630 travelers passed through TSA checkpoints on Saturday, a bump from 560,902 on Thursday and 820,399 on Friday.Yet travel industry groups expect Sunday -- as everyone heads home from their holiday destinations -- to be the busiest day of travel since the pandemic-related shutdowns began in March.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to avoid travel for Thanksgiving, but millions have flown since that warning. As of Sunday, more than 13.2 million people have been infected by COVID-19 and at least 266,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.Experts say that if people disregarded new state and local restrictions and socialized anyway, that could put greater stress on overburdened hospitals and lead to an even bigger spike in sickness and death over the holidays."We're going to feel these effects in two or three weeks, increased cases, increased hospitalizations and increased deaths," said Dr. Todd Ellerin, director of...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Even with warnings about a rise in COVID-19 more than 1 million passengers traveled through the nation's airports the day before Thanksgiving.While that is a lower average than the day has seen in past years, it still raises concerns as health officials are issuing repeated warnings about social distancing.That 1 million passengers is the highest number on a single day since the coronavirus pandemic began.EMBED More News Videos Starting the day before Thanksgiving, travelers coming to the city of L.A. will have to fill out a form acknowledging the state's recommended 14-day quarantine, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. Anyone traveling to Los Angeles by airplane or train will be required to sign a form acknowledging they are supposed to quarantine for 14 days and limit their interactions to their immediate household.The form is available at travel.lacity.org. Passengers who don't submit the form may face a fine of up to $500.
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Things have been pretty slow compared to past Thanksgivings at LAX.Despite CDC guidelines, many people still plan to travel for the holiday season ahead.The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that more than a million passengers traveled through airports on Wednesday.That's the highest number since the pandemic began.EMBED More News Videos Starting the day before Thanksgiving, travelers coming to the city of L.A. will have to fill out a form acknowledging the state's recommended 14-day quarantine, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced. For those flying in from out of state or another country, they will have to fill out an online form requiring them to quarantine for 14 days and limit their interactions to their immediate household.This applies to anyone arriving on a flight or by train.The form is available at travel.lacity.org. Passengers who don't submit the form may face a fine of up to $500.
    More than a million Americans traveled via plane on the day before Thanksgiving — the highest number since the COVID-19 pandemic exploded in March, new statistics show. Figures released by the Transportation Security Administration show that 1,070,967 travelers went through US screening checkpoints Wednesday, down from 2,624,250 in 2019. The one-day total is the highest recorded by the TSA since March 16, but still a 59 percent decrease from last year. Public health experts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had urged people to scrap their Turkey Day travel plans due to rising infection rates across the country. The TSA also screened more than 1 million passengers on Sunday and Friday. Prior to that, the last time the agency eclipsed that mark was on Oct. 18, when 1,031,505 went through airports, statistics show. In total, almost 6 million passengers were screened at airports from Friday through Wednesday, TSA data shows. A forecast by AAA and HIS Markit predicted earlier this month that Thanksgiving travel would be on the “lighter side,” with 50 million Americans expected to hit...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Despite a Centers for Disease Control warning not to travel this Thanksgiving, on Wednesday the terminals were busy at Miami International Airport. “There’s traffic, crazy, a lot of chaotic people,” said Louie Gabutt who was waiting for his flight. Garbutt was heading back to Belize after being stuck in New York since the start of the pandemic. “It’s been a hassle because I had to go back to taking the test and my results came in yesterday and I was supposed to fly yesterday,” he said. Imani Fulmer and her daughter said they were flying out to Arizona for the holiday and didn’t expect to see so many people. More from CBSMiami.com COVID In Miami-Dade: Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Says Rise In Cases Could ‘Risk Setting Our Economy Backwards’ ME Releases Findings In Deaths Of Two People Found In Southwest Miami Dade Rental Home Miami Police Officer Shot, Killed Alleged Intruder At West Miami-Dade Home Airport officials said it’s been busier than expected. “Although we projected 30,000 passengers yesterday, we saw 50,000 passengers,...
    NEARLY four million people have flown through US airports in the past four days as officials warn against traveling for Thanksgiving this year. According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), 917,354 people checked through US airports on Monday. 8Nearly four million travelers have gone through US airports in the last four daysCredit: EPA That follows 1,047,934 on Sunday, 984,369 on Saturday, and 1,019,836 on Friday, totaling nearly four million people flying throughout the US. While the numbers are still less than the same time last year (more than 9.3million travelers), the TSA data still shows the increased amount of people traveling for the upcoming holiday weekend. Health officials have warned Americans that in order to curb an increase in Covid cases amid the holidays, people should not travel to see family, or gather with loved ones. Dr Anthony Fauci said Thanksgiving dinner could become Covid "superspreader events." 8Health officials have warned against traveling this holiday seasonCredit: Reuters 8Travers are pictured here at LAX in Los Angeles on MondayCredit: LUCY NICHOLSON "When we're eating and drinking, obviously, you...
    Millions of pandemic-weary Americans are expected to head to the airport next week and board flights so they can spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. The loved ones of Eduard Faktorovich have a message for them: Stay home. A successful former travel agent, Faktorovich was thrilled when he landed a job as a TSA agent at Denver International Airport two years ago “because that was part of his passion,” his niece, Megan Faktorovich, told The Daily Beast. Early this month, the TSA agent was diagnosed with COVID-19. HIs last day at work was Nov. 2. By Monday, he was dead. As much as her 49-year-old uncle loved to travel, Faktrovich said, “We’re hoping that this can be a message to everyone to stay home for the holidays.” “I don’t think it’s safe for anyone to travel at this moment in time, especially with the holidays coming up and the huge spike in COVID cases,” she added. “It’s just such a scary thing, especially when it hits so close to home. A lot of people do realize that until it’s too...
    New York (CNN Business)Despite a record number of new Covid cases and the Centers for Disease Control recommending against traveling for Thanksgiving, Friday was the second busiest day at US airports since the pandemic brought air travel to a near halt in March.The Transportation Security Administration screened slightly more than 1 million people at US airports. While that's still only 40% of the volume screened on the Friday before Thanksgiving a year ago, it marks only the second time since mid-March that 1 million people have been screened in a day. The first time was on October 18.Heres why health experts say gathering in groups over the holidays is a bad idea during the pandemicThe rush of travelers comes on a day that Johns Hopkins University reported a record 195,542 new US Covid-19 cases confirmed. And it comes the day after the CDC issued its warning against traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.United Airlines (UAL) on Thursday said that it has seen some increase in flight cancellations and a drop-off in bookings with the rising number of Covid cases. Southwest (LUV)...
    AIRPORTS are being forced to drastically change their health and security procedures due to coronavirus - the biggest "since 9/11" according to one expert. Cameras which detect mask-wearers as well as locating areas which are not social distancing are likely to be the norm in the future. 3New changes through technology and touch-free systems is likely to be around for good at airports post-pandemicCredit: Getty Images - Getty Sergio Colella, the Europe president of tech company SITA who are leading experts on technology in the travel industry, said the changes to the travel industry have "not [been] seen since 9/11," according to the Telegraph. One huge change is making travelling through the airport touch-free - something which many are doing already, such as Beijing Airport. Mr Collela explained: "Passengers only need to enroll once during check-in, then experience a seamless journey through the airport enabled by facial recognition." It removes many of the high-touch areas such as baggage drop, as well as going through security and border control, all of which require touching suitcases, passports and other documents between airport...
    AVOCA, Pa. – The airline industry is facing another setback amid the coronavirus pandemic. “This is obviously the most challenging time I think airports in the country have faced,” said Derek Martin, Erie Regional Airport Authority’s executive director. For months, airports have been dealing with declining numbers as less people travel because of the coronavirus. “I look back at the beginning of the year before this came to fruition and we were on a record-setting pace. We were going to have 300,000 people go through this airport. But today, boardings immediately went down 95 percent, and with that comes less revenue for the airport,” said Carl Beardsley, the executive director of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania. “It has a more devastating effect on smaller airports,” said Martin. The latest setback is having a major impact on smaller airports. On July 8, Delta suspended flights at 11 of them across the country for about three months. On July 8, Delta suspended flights at 11 small airports across the country for about three months. Delta’s Senior Vice President of Domestic Airport Operations Sandy Gordon said...
    Air travel reached a new high during the coronavirus pandemic over the past weekend, with more than 2 million people passing through airports. Figures reported by the Transportation Security Administration show that more than 2.43 million travelers passed through airport security from Thursday to Sunday. Cartoons on the CoronavirusView All 284 ImagesWhile the number is less than one-quarter of the 10.4 million people who passed through airports during the same period in 2019, it is the highest number of travelers airports have seen in months. TSA recorded the most travelers over the weekend on Sunday, with 633,810 people passing through airport security. The last time the TSA recorded a higher number than Sunday's was March 18, just as the COVID-19 pandemic was becoming severe in the U.S. About 779,630 travelers were recorded by the TSA on that day. At its lowest point during the pandemic, air travel saw 87,534 people travel through airports on April 14. With the July 4 holiday coming up, travel could see another surge this weekend as the number of coronavirus cases...
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