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Re: Chicago Fire Still Holding Up Air Traffic

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for posting. I wondered about that.
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Re: TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

DrFumblefinger ·
What a mess. The very agency that is to protect citizens from terrorist activity is creating an environment wherein "tent communities" are springing up at America's airports. How embarrassing is that. Talk about a target rich environment for the bad guys. The TSA's funding, even with "cuts", is about US$ 7.3 billion for 2016. In contrast, Canada, which has 1/10th the population of the USA, has an airport screening budget of about CDN $0.56 billion, and Transport Canada acknowledges it has...
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Re: TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

GarryRF ·
Most countries around the world exchange ideas and processes to fulfil the common good. But some countries refuse to enter into a dialogue and share ideas. Russia is another one.
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Re: TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

PHeymont ·
To be fair to the TSA (which I find hard to do), the $7.3 billion is not all for screening, only about half is. That said, while airports are looking to outsource the screening, maybe they should hire Transport Canada! As for the PreCheck point: TSA can't seem to make up its mind. When it started, they semi-randomly selected 'extra' people to go through it, on the theory that they would like it enough to buy it—and some did, but not enough. Then the people who had paid for it started to...
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Re: TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

Travel Rob ·
The few US airports that have private security companies handling the screening are reporting good results and I think that's a good option for the airports. My guess is for liability reasons, airports are scared to dump the TSA. After seeing the comments by DrFumblinger and PHeymont, I do think we can learn from Canada on this. I did a little more reading on Canada's airport security. It seems all major airports in Canada have private screening. The airports give out three year contracts.
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O'Hare, Atlanta share 'busiest airport' honors

PHeymont ·
Chicago's O'Hare has reclaimed at least part of the "world's busiest airport" title it held for years until Atlanta's Hartsfield/Jackson passed it in 2005. The title is split now, with O'Hare having the most departures and arrivals, and Atlanta having...
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Airport playgrounds take off for kids

PHeymont ·
The GO Group supplies limos and shared shuttles at airports, but they've also taken a look at what goes on inside the airports, and found what they call the Top Five Airport Playgrounds for Kids, including the "Kids on the Fly" shown below at...
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Animals at the Airport: Working for you...

PHeymont ·
OK, it's a stretch, but USA Today reports on several airports where unusual tactics are being used to keep airports maintained and planes out of trouble. Among them are O'Hare, SFO and Atlanta.   But surely few have gone as far as Portland...
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Chicago Fire Still Holding Up Air Traffic

PHeymont ·
Flight delays caused by a fire at a major FAA facility near Chicago have had paralyzing effects across a wide area of the country, with planes unable to use normal facilities at Chicago's O'Hare (a hub for United and American) and Midway (a major...
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Take-off delays for O'Hare expansion?

PHeymont ·
A plan to end gate shortages and ease flight delays at Chicago's O'Hare needs to win approval from current airline tenants.
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TSA strands 450 overnight: could it get worse?

PHeymont ·
The ongoing crisis of short staffing and long lines has now led to 450 American Airlines passengers missing evening flights at Chicago O'Hare.
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Airport 'Inner Chef' competition live at O'Hare

PHeymont ·
In a cook-off mimicing Iron Chef, contestants will compete at Chicago's O'Hare for prizes and a spot on airport restaurant menus.
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