Air Travel

People arrive at the international arrivals terminal at  John F. Kennedy Airport on Oct. 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Trade Group Warns Travelers Of Crowded Airports This Thanksgiving Holiday

If you’re flying somewhere this Thanksgiving, expect planes and airports to be even more crowded this year, according to a forecast from trade group Airlines for America.

11/06/2014

luggage

Seen At 11: Travelers Keeping Tabs On Luggage With GPS Tags

New GPS technology can help you keep track of your luggage, even if it gets lost at the airport.

06/16/2014

Air Traffic Controller (file/credit: CBS 2)

Flight Delays Come To An End After FAA Furloughs Are Lifted

Congress approved a bill Friday allowing the U.S. Department of Transportation to shift about $250 million within the agency and put 15,000 air traffic controllers back on the job full-time.

04/28/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a press conference on the sequester and furloughs of air traffic controllers. April 21, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sequester Budget Cuts To Hit FAA, May Trigger Nationwide Delays

About 50,000 FAA employees including 15,000 air traffic controllers are being forced to take a furlough day every other week until the end of September because of the cuts.

04/21/2013

Teacher, Meat, and the LaGuardia Airport control tower (credits: clipart.com, clipart.com, Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: Getting The Truth As The Sequester Takes Effect

Airport control towers closing, teachers laid off, and meat going bad or uninspected. These are the claims, some exaggerated, from both sides about these automatic spending cuts starting Friday with the sequester.

03/01/2013

Passport Control Station at Newark Liberty International Airport (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Jersey Members Of Congress Decry Sequester’s Impact On Air Travel

“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

03/01/2013

Departure board at LaGuardia Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger Headache

Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.

02/28/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

My TSA App (screenshot: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

‘My TSA’ App Helps You Figure Out What You Can Bring

As we approach the busiest travel day of the year – the day before Thanksgiving – there is a new tool to help you get through airport security with fewer hassles.

11/17/2011

LaGuardia Airport

Think It’s Bad Flying Out Of NYC? Try Flying In

The blizzard crippled area airports, and they’re still trying to get back to normal. It’s had a ripple affect all across the country, including Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

12/28/2010

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Holiday Travelers Benefit From Spread-Out Season

Travelers are hitting the roads, rails, and skies and there is information you need to know!

12/23/2010

American Airlines

You Can’t Buy American Airlines Tickets On Orbitz

American Airlines says it will no longer sell tickets on the Orbitz travel website, effective immediately.

12/22/2010

Travelers are seen at LaGuardia Airport (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Travel Nightmare? What Travel Nightmare?

Travelers opposed to the invasive new security measures are hoping their online calls for a nationwide protest will create long lines and teach the Transportation Security Administration a lesson.

11/24/2010

TSA Screeners(Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Airline Passengers Prep For Pat-Downs, Body Scans

Ahead of the busiest travel day of the year, seasoned passengers who know the drill said thinking ahead could make the passage through airport security go a lot quicker.

11/23/2010

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