Real ID Act Requirements Pushed Back 2 More YearsFliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Many travelers had been worried that the Transportation Security Administration would penalize them because of a federal law requiring newer, more-stringent IDs at the start of this year.
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.
Good Question: Will We Need A New ID To Fly?As early as next year, Minnesotans might need more than their driver's licenses to board a plane.
Victims Identified In Wisconsin Plane CrashAuthorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.
Dayton Asks For $10M To Replace Aging AircraftGov. Mark Dayton said he wants to replace two aging aircraft that serve as Minnesota's official state planes. The Democratic governor is asking the legislature for $10 million dollars to replace them, because he says the current planes are becoming dangerous.
Increase In Airfare Could Mean Costly Thanksgiving TravelYou may be all set for Halloween this week, but what about Thanksgiving? It's just one month away. If you're planning on flying out of town to see relatives, get ready to dig deep to pay for that plane ticket.
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.
Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, PlanesA bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They've become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it's a little green fruit that's been putting the squeeze on Price.
How To Never Lose Your Luggage AgainWhile fewer bags are being lost by the airlines these days, people are still stealing them! Which is why Air France and KLM have spent the last year developing two gadgets that help prevent luggage from being lifted.
The Jet Of The Future Only Has Window SeatsThe jet of the future has faster travel times and huge digital screens that feel as if every seat is a window seat.
FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On PlanesGovernment 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.