Latest Airport security News

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

Ahead of Ford plant, TSA returning to Tennessee airport

Jun. 16, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal security screening is returning to a small West Tennessee airport, a needed upgrade as passenger traffic is expected to increase with new flights to Atlanta and a planned Ford Motor Co. electric truck factory coming to the region, officials said. The...

Dutch airport Schiphol to cut flights over busy summer

Jun. 16, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' busiest airport is reining in flight departures over its busy summer period because shortages of security staff mean it cannot cope with the high demand as many families take to the skies for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic has eased. ...

TSA: Airport security finds loaded gun in Cawthorn's bag

Apr. 26, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

A loaded gun was found in North Carolina U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn's carry-on bag at an airport security checkpoint Tuesday — the second time he has been stopped with a gun at an airport in the past 14 months, officials said. When Cawthorn went through checkpoint D at Charlotte...

Flyers keep bringing guns to Atlanta airport, setting record

Apr. 08, 2022 07:50 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s airport set a record during the first quarter of this year in the amount of guns caught at security checkpoints. Transportation Security Administration officers found 94 guns at security checkpoints during the first quarter of 2022, The Atlanta...

UK airport warns COVID-related delays could last months

Apr. 08, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A major British airport warned passengers on Friday to expect the delays plaguing travel to continue for months, as the U.K. aviation regulator told the country’s air industry to shape up after weeks of canceled flights and long airport queues. The head of...

US airport security screening to become more gender-neutral

Apr. 05, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airport security procedures will become more gender-neutral, with changes to scanners used for screening and the use of an “X” for travelers going through Precheck who do not identify as male or female, the Biden administration said Thursday. ...

Guns found at checkpoints in all 5 major Tennessee airports

Mar. 31, 2022 04:09 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Security screeners found guns in carry-on baggage at all five of Tennessee's major airports last week, the Transportation Security Administration said. Guns were discovered at security checkpoints during the week of March 20 through March 27 at Nashville...

10-inch knife found in baby car seat at Boston airport

Mar. 29, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers found a 10-inch (25-centimeter) long butcher knife wedged into the side of a baby's car seat at a security checkpoint at Boston's Logan International Airport, officials said. “We love babies ... but not butcher...

Cyberattack targets Connecticut airport website

Mar. 29, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials said they were monitoring a cyberattack Tuesday that attempted to crash the website of Bradley International Airport but had no impact on operations. The Connecticut Airport Authority, which oversees Connecticut's largest airport in...