Here 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.
As 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.
On 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.”
More 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.
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?
The 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.
All 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.
On 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 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.
Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is dropping Memphis, Tenn., as a hub airport starting this fall. The airline says the Memphis hub is not making money. It’s cutting daily flights there to 60 per day from the current 96. It’s also cutting 230 jobs.
Minnesota’s largest airline tells WCCO its online pricing problems for preferred customers were fixed months ago, but more Delta customers are questioning what they thought were the company’s perks.
For the second time in less than a week, a passenger jet taking off from New York had to make an emergency landing after an encounter with some birds. It happened to a JetBlue plane Tuesday evening.
Delta Air Lines reported a first-quarter profit on Wednesday as gains from hedging its fuel costs made up for losses in its day-to-day operations. The first three months of the year are usually the weakest for airlines because fewer people fly.
Dozens of Minneapolis Southwest High School students had a frightening flight experience on a field trip to New York.
Should overweight air passengers pay more for their tickets? A Princeton University professor says it only makes sense, since travelers already pay a fee for their oversized bags.
Travelers can expect some new options at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport pretty soon.
WCCO-TV previously reported on the best things to buy this season. Now our experts spill the best times to buy.
Delta Air Lines did not interfere in an election where baggage handlers rejected a union, a federal labor board ruled on Wednesday.
Delta will cut back on flights next year and probably be more expensive for passengers, too.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Terminal 2-Humphrey is marking its 10th birthday this week, and to celebrate, vendors there will be offering special deals.
In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled — a seeming contradiction that puzzles safety experts.
The holiday season is finally here and travelers, despite new airport security measures, are packing the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this Thursday.
This frequent flier who logs about 30,000 miles a year for business and pleasure, has taken the screening into her own hands.