Air Travel

Feds Say They'll Give State Time To Upgrade IDs For FlightsFor millions of Minnesotans who board planes every year, a Minnesota state-issued driver's license may no longer be enough. Starting next year, you'll need a tamper-proof high security license approved by the federal government and issued by the state.
Frontier Airlines Makes More Room For The Middle SeatOne airline is making the dreaded middle seat a little roomier. Frontier Airlines said it will make the center seat an inch wider while the window and aisle seats remain the same at 18 inches.
Charlotte Flight Bound For MSP Grounded After 'Undisclosed Security Threat'A flight from Charlotte to Minneapolis had to return to the airport shortly after takeoff due to a security threat, according to CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte.
4 Things To Know: World Cup, Colbert & AquatennialHere are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, July 2 as we move into the holiday weekend. They include a very surprising interview by Stephen Colbert, and something that might get a few air commuters hot under the collar.
Investigation Reveals Gaps In Airport SecurityAs we head into the busy summer travel season a new investigation has found some disturbing gaps in security at airports across the country. Undercover agents were able to smuggle things, like explosives and weapons, through checkpoints.
Delta Deems Speaker's Dog Not Famous Enough To Fly 1st ClassOn any given day, or any flight, chances are pretty good there's a dog on board. For $125 each way, Deb Pullen is happy to pay to bring her Maltese along as a carry-on. "He likes to travel," Pullen said. "No one's really said anything, but some people ignore him and others just go nuts over him you know, and want to talk about him."
MSP Flights To East Coast Canceled Over Snow FearsMore than a dozen flights to the east coast from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport have been canceled in anticipation of a major snowstorm. According to the latest reports from MSP Airport, at least 15 Monday flights to destinations ranging from Boston to New York to Philadelphia have been canceled.
Good Question: How Has Air Travel Changed?In March, Delta Airlines will start offering five different levels of pricing, ranging from a bare-bones "basic economy" all the way to an elite first-class "Delta One" ticket. It's a far cry from the 1960s, when airlines used to print their prices weeks in advance. So, how has airline travel changed?
MAC Accepting Proposals For On-Site MSP Airport HotelThe Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may soon join the ranks of dozens of other airports in the region in adding an on-site hotel. The Metropolitan Airports Commission is now accepting proposals for the project. The plan is to build a hotel near Terminal 1 across from Concourse C, next to the U.S. Postal Office.
Flights Cancelled At MSP After Ill. Air Traffic Facility FireAll flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban Illinois air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation's air travel network. The incident was causing quite a headache for people trying to get to Chicago from Minneapolis.
Travelers At MSP Unfazed By New Flight RestrictionsOn Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration updated U.S. airlines currently canceling flights to Israel due to security concerns. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, travelers sensed the tension, caught in the middle of two world conflicts.
Frontier Adds Flight Between Trenton-Mercer & MSPFrontier Airlines is adding more nonstop flights at New Jersey's Trenton-Mercer Airport. The airline on Friday started flying from Trenton to St. Louis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.