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TSA Expects Record Crowds as July 4 Holiday Period Starts

If you’re traveling this weekend, leave extra time for getting through the airport security line. The TSA projected that Friday would be its busiest day ever, with agents screening more than 2.7 million people. A spokesman cautions, however, that the number could fall short of the record if, for example, a thunderstorm shuts down a major airport for several hours….

Delta OKs Offers of Up to $9,950 to Flyers Who Give Up Seats

Delta is giving airport employees permission to offer passengers up to almost $10,000 in compensation to give up their seats on overbooked flights. Delta’s move comes as United Airlines struggles to recover from images of a passenger’s forced removal from a sold-out flight. In an internal memo obtained by The Associated Press, Delta says gate agents can offer up to…

United, American Begin Selling Cheaper Economy-Class Fare

American and United have started selling cheaper “basic economy” fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers. American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on 10 different routes from its hub airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Now United says it too is selling cut-rate…

Trump Huddles with Airline Executives at the White House

President Donald Trump says he wants airline travelers to have the best service with minimal delays. Trump is speaking at the start of a meeting with the chief executives of several airlines, including Delta, United and Southwest. Executives from air cargo companies were also invited to the breakfast meeting with the president. Trump told the executives he believes the Federal…

Germany Warns on Risks of Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ at Airports

Police and the airport operators’ association in Germany are warning of the potential dangers of playing “Pokemon Go” in some airport areas. They say so-called Pokestops beyond security controls should be deleted to prevent possible incidents. “Pokemon Go” was rolled out in Germany in mid-July. Federal police and airport association ADV said Monday that playing it at airports can bring…

Possible Passenger Railroad Coming to Montgomery

You might have another way to get around the state of Alabama, and that way is by train. It’s all part of a new private passenger rail that’s setting up shop in Montgomery.┬áThe goal is to connect cities across the state, like Birmingham, Huntsville, and even as far down south as Pensacola. Amtrak already operates in a small part of…

GM Introduces Industry-First Rear Seat Reminder

General Motors is introducing an industry-first rear seat reminder that warns drivers that they may have left someone behind. The feature is standard on the 2017 GMC Acadia SUV. The system monitors the rear doors. If either door is opened and closed within 10 minutes of the vehicle starting, or if they’re opened while it’s running, the Acadia will sound…