Some classy new additions have proven that airport hotels don't have to be dreary waystations, columnist Sarah Turner writes. Examples of top-notch accommodations include CitizenM at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport, the Naumi Auckland Airport in New Zealand, and British Columbia's Fairmont Vancouver Airport.
Acting on a tip, detectives from New Orleans' Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrested two people at Louis Armstrong International Airport and charged them with attempted possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Authorities found 31.9 pounds of marijuana in one of the pair's checked luggage.
Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport posted a picture of a gate announcing a flight to the fictional Wakanda on its Twitter feed. "Black Panther" movie fans responded with a barrage of playful quips and questions.
A pilot program backed by Canada and the Netherlands uses blockchain technology for a digital travel ID system. The program, called the Known Traveler Digital Identity System, lets users store information in an app and share it with authorities before arriving at a screening checkpoint.
A United Airlines plane on Monday slid off the runway at Wyoming's Gillette-Campbell County Airport. There were no injuries, but the runway was temporarily closed.
The City of Burbank, Calif., and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority will send a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration relating concerns some residents have expressed about increased noise generated by Hollywood Burbank Airport. Members of the City Council believe the increased noise is a result of lower departure paths made possible by the satellite-based Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is planning to build a service center at Wisconsin's Appleton International Airport, adding to its existing office and hangar space. The $40 million facility is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2019.
Transportation Security Administration workers rallied Tuesday at Florida's Orlando International Airport to discourage the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority from privatizing passenger screening duties at the airport. The authority is considering applying to the Department of Homeland Security to participate in the Screen Partnership Program.
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