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Germany to impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters

Jul. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters, a response to incidents such as disruptive protests by climate activists. The bill, which must still be passed by lawmakers,...

More than 3 million pass through US airport security in a day for the first time as travel surges

Jul. 08, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

More than 3 million people passed through U.S. airport security on Sunday, the first time that number of passengers have been screened in a single day as travel surges, according to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. The record, which was widely predicted to happen at...

More than 3 million people pass through US airport security in a single day for first time as travel surges

Jul. 08, 2024 10:52 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3 million people pass through US airport security in a single day for first time as travel surges.

The July 4th holiday rush is on. TSA expects to screen a record number of travelers this weekend

Jul. 03, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Nicole Lindsay thought she could beat the holiday-week travel rush by booking an early-morning flight. It didn't work out that way. “I thought it wouldn’t be that busy, but it turned out to be quite busy,” the Baltimore resident said as she herded...

GOP US Rep. Spartz, of Indiana, charged with bringing gun through airport security, officials say

Jul. 01, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz has been charged with bringing a firearm through airport security, authorities said Monday. Spartz, 45, was charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor under Virginia law, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said...

Planning on traveling for the Fourth of July holiday? Here's how to avoid the rush

Jun. 27, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and the travel rush is already heating up. Millions of Americans are preparing to get out of town sometime in the coming holiday week. That will likely mean busy roads, as well as packed airports and train stations. ...

TSA says it screened a record of nearly 3 million people Sunday, and bigger crowds are on the way

Jun. 24, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

The number of air travelers moving through U.S. airports hit a record Sunday, and the new mark might not last through next weekend. The Transportation Security Administration said it screened nearly 3 million people at airports Sunday, breaking a record set on May 24, the Friday...

Friday's preholiday travel breaks the record for the most airline travelers screened at US airports

May. 27, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A record was broken ahead of the Memorial Day weekend for the number of airline travelers screened at U.S. airports, the Transportation Security Administration said Saturday. More than 2.9 million travelers were screened at U.S. airports on Friday, surpassing a...

Travelers cope with crowds and high prices on the busiest day of Memorial Day weekend

May. 24, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

Travelers contended with big crowds and flight delays Friday, which was expected to be the busiest day of the Memorial Day weekend. More than 6,000 U.S. flights were delayed by early evening on the East Coast, continuing a trend that has tested the patience of travelers all week....

Arrests of US tourists in Turks and Caicos for carrying ammunition prompt plea from three governors

May. 16, 2024 21:33 PM EDT

Five Americans are facing prison sentences of up to 12 years in the Turks and Caicos Islands on charges they illegally carried ammunition during recent trips to the popular, upscale tourist destination about 600 miles (965 km) southeast of Miami. Three of the arrests have prompted...