Latest Airport security News

Judge acquits man who lived at Chicago airport for 3 months

Oct. 27, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who spent three months living in a secured terminal at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport instead of flying home to India as he had planned has been acquitted on a felony trespassing charge. Cook County Judge Adrienne Davis acquitted Aditya...

Firearm seizures spike at Atlanta airport

Oct. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration says it seized 391...

WVa's Yeager Airport increasing security with $195,000 grant

Oct. 07, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Yeager Airport is increasing security at the facility, using a $195,000 grant from the state Emergency Management Division. Part of the work will add a gunshot detection system in the main terminal building and the General...

Record number of guns found at Memphis airport this year

Oct. 05, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officers at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee discovered a record number of guns at security checkpoints this year, officials said. TSA security officers have found 48 firearms in carry-on baggage in...

Man found with gun in bag at Virginia airport checkpoint

Oct. 04, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been cited on weapons charges after airport security agents found a loaded gun in his carryon bag at a checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Monday that the man had a loaded .45 caliber...

Official: Airport TSA snag for new Nevada DMV cards fixed

Sep. 15, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles says newly designed state driver’s licenses should no longer cause security snags at airports in most of the U.S. The state's DMV license redesign contractor assured officials Tuesday that Transportation...

New design of Nevada licenses a problem for TSA scanners

Sep. 10, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A change in newly issued Nevada driver's licenses means airport security screeners may have to manually check the credentials because their scanners for now won't read the bar codes, officials said. The Transportation Security Administration hasn't yet...

How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

Sep. 06, 2021 07:19 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines....

How 9/11 changed air travel: more security, less privacy

Sep. 06, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Ask anyone old enough to remember travel before Sept. 11, 2001, and you're likely to get a gauzy recollection of what flying was like. There was security screening, but it wasn’t anywhere near as intrusive. There were no long checkpoint lines....

The Latest: New Zealand unable to get everyone out it wanted

Aug. 27, 2021 00:49 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand says it was not able to get everybody it wanted out of Afghanistan in time before the deadly attacks near Kabul’s airport brought its rescue mission to an end. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday she is not yet sure how...