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  • Mask Mandate Returns to the Bangor International Airport

    05/12/2022 8:53:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/11/2022 | Hannah Bleau
    Various areas of Maine, including the Bangor International Airport, are reimplementing mask mandates due to changes in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) transmission map. The CDC’s map currently has several Maine counties, including Aroostook, Cumberland, Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Sagadahoc, in a “high risk” level, recommending them to “wear a mask indoors.”
  • Cawthorn cited for bringing loaded gun to Charlotte airport

    04/26/2022 11:09:14 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 83 replies
    WRAL ^ | 4/26/22 | staff
    RALEIGH, N.C. — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina was cited on Tuesday morning for bringing a gun to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, according to a source familiar with the matter.It’s not the first time the congressman has brought a firearm to an airport. In February 2021, he attempted to bring a gun through security at the Asheville Regional Airport. The news was first reported by WSOC. Cawthorn’s spokesman, Luke Ball, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Charlotte airport officials deferred to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which did not immediately respond. Mark Howell, a spokesperson...
  • Destination Disaster: Russia’s Failure At Hostomel Airport

    04/14/2022 7:01:50 AM PDT · by tlozo · 8 replies
    Oryx ^ | April 13, 2022 | Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans
    Six weeks into Russia's invasion of Ukraine it can be argued that the full array of issues affecting the Russian military and its operational planning have been laid bare. Setting out to first seize Kyiv within days in order to have a strong position in negotiations with the West about the future status of Ukraine in exchange for a reduction of sanctions, it suddenly finds itself a month past that deadline with meagre territorial gains, an army in tatters and severe reputational damage, not to mention an economy buckling under some of the heaviest sanctions ever instated on a nation....
  • A 7-foot-tall robot at Dallas Love Field is watching for unmasked travelers and curbside loiterers

    04/08/2022 8:53:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 4/8/2022 | Kyle Arnold
    DALLAS — Yes, those 7-foot-tall machines at Dallas Love Field are watching you. They want to make sure you’re wearing a mask if you’re boarding a flight or not parking too long at the curb if you’re picking up a returning traveler. Love Field is testing out two Security Control Observation Towers at the airport, one near baggage claim and another near security checkpoints, to figure out whether robotic assistants can both help customers get around and warn passengers who are breaking rules. The robots can also contact airport security and operations in case more help is needed. While not...
  • Austin Airport Warns It May Run Out Of Jet Fuel

    03/30/2022 5:09:18 AM PDT · by blam · 50 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 2-30-2022
    We recently warned that Europe is about to be hit with an unprecedented shortage of diesel, as gas stations run dry of the vital liquid (according to the CEOs of the world’s largest independent energy merchants), but little did we know that the first actual crisis would hit in America’s own back yard and not just anywhere but the state synonymous with commodity extraction: on Monday, airport officials in Austin, Texas warned of an impending jet-fuel shortage amid a surge in travel to and from the state’s capital city. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which is ranked No. 29 in the U.S....
  • Man Who Sucker-Punched Salt Lake City Police Officer At Airport Faces State, Federal Charges

    03/26/2022 6:05:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Police Tribune ^ | 3/25/22 | Sandy Malone
    Salt Lake City, UT - Police have released security and bodycam video of a bizarre attack on a Salt Lake City police officer inside the terminal at Salt Lake City International Airport (video below). The incident occurred at about 8:40 a.m. on March 12 as two officers were doing a foot patrol on the lower level of the airport concourse in baggage claim, KUTV reported. Surveillance video showed the two officers walking along and the suspect - later identified as 31-year-old John Baydo of Tacoma, Washington - approaching them from behind. The video showed Baydo set down his backpack near...
  • Can Elon Musk really build an underground tunnel in San Antonio?

    03/25/2022 5:08:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    KENS 5 News ^ | March 18, 2022 | Teresa Velasco
    SAN ANTONIO — Bexar County leaders will study whether Elon Musk's Boring Co. can drill a 9-mile tunnel where automated Teslas would ferry people between the airport and downtown. Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) board members voted Wednesday to negotiate a project plan with the billionaire's company. "The board has continually sought innovative ways to finance transportation projects to ensure a bright future for the community in a way that bridges technology and accelerates the delivery of needed projects," chairman Mike Lynd said in a statement. "Today's board action is the first of many discussions," he added. Musk's company already...
  • Open border chaos: Thousands of illegals set loose by Biden overwhelm Phoenix Airport Staff are compelled to assist hundreds each day

    03/20/2022 7:59:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 3/18/2022 | richard morehead
    Workers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport have been overwhelmed for months with illegal aliens bused in from the southern border. A spokeswoman for the airport indicated that as many as 300 to 400 illegal immigrants are arriving every day, according to a statement provided to KPNX-TV. The airport spokeswoman said that some of the migrants are arriving "unprepared for travel." Accordingly, airport staff are compelled to assist the large groups of travelers with purchasing plane tickets or even arranging for them to seek services from open-borders group International Rescue Committee. Many of them don't have the money necessary to...
  • Official says Allen West won't be charged in airport altercation over masks

    02/22/2022 8:38:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    The hill ^ | 02/22/2022 | Monique Beals
    Allen West, a Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate, will not be prosecuted over a mask-related altercation at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, and official said. A Grapevine Municipal Court administrator said on Monday that West would not be charged in connection to a confrontation with a man who called him out for being unmasked last year, according to The Dallas Morning News.
  • White House won't say if US will lift airport mask requirement as UK plans to ditch mandates

    01/19/2022 11:28:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Fox news ^ | 01/19/2021 | Houston Keene
    The White House would not say if it would lift its airport mask requirement as the United Kingdom government announced it would be ditching its mask mandates. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that England would no longer be mandating citizens wear masks "anywhere" alongside announcing the cessation of other COVID-19 policies in the U.K.'s return to "Plan A."
  • Mob attacks cop at Miami Airport…

    12/21/2021 10:20:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 34 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on December 21, 2021 12:04 pm
    Stay classy, Miami Hectic scene at the Miami International Airport where a passenger got into a physical altercation with a police officer and the officer pulled a gun. Multiple other passengers got involved in the altercation. The man was arrested. — Marie Oakes (@TheMarieOakes) December 21, 2021 VIDeo at link..........................
  • Las Vegas Airport renamed for Harry Reid…

    12/16/2021 10:03:37 AM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 32 replies
    citizen free press ^ | December 16, 2021 | Kane
  • Uganda loses its only international airport to China for failing to repay loan: Reports

    11/28/2021 6:01:07 PM PST · by george76 · 107 replies
    India Today ^ | November 28, 2021
    Uganda lost its only international airport, the Entebbe International Airport, to China for failing to repay a loan,.. The government has failed to reverse a loan agreement with China which had repayment conditions for attaching its only airport. In 2015, China’s Export-Import (EXIM) Bank lent Uganda $207 million at two per cent upon disbursement. The loan, meant for the expansion of Entebbe airport, came with a maturity period of 20 years including a seven-year grace period, News X reported. However, as per international media reports, the Ugandan government waived off the clause for international immunity for securing the loan, following...
  • Airport Disruptions Possible as Biden Vaccine Mandate for TSA Workers Looms: Lawmakers

    11/02/2021 8:03:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 11/02/2021 | Jack Phillips
    Top Republican Congress members voiced concerns of possible domestic air travel concerns due to President Joe Biden’s pending COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees, including Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers.Up to 40 percent of TSA workers, who oversee airport security checkpoints, have not gotten vaccinated yet, the GOP lawmakers wrote in a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske. They requested that Pekoske provide an update on whether a staffing shortage of TSA workers looms and if the agency has a contingency plan in place.“Unfortunately, it appears TSA is headed toward a scenario in which up to 40 percent of its...
  • 2 people detained at LAX after police respond to reports of person with firearm at Terminal 1

    10/28/2021 10:06:37 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    KABC 7 Los Angeles ^ | 28 October 2021 | uncredited ABC 7
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people have been detained at the Los Angeles International Airport after police responded to reports of a person with a firearm Thursday night, forcing hundreds of travelers to evacuate. According to LAX, the report was made at around 7:30 p.m. about a person with a firearm in Terminal 1... ...As of Thursday at 8:53 p.m., the south side of the airfield opened to flights, but the north side remained closed. One passenger spoke with ABC7 shortly after the incident and claims the pilot said someone believed they saw a gun and yelled, "Gun!"...
  • Will the Southern Beltway be worth it? The bar is high

    10/14/2021 9:23:25 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 14, 2021 | The Post-Gazette Editorial Board
    The cost to construct the Southern Beltway from Route 22 to Interstate 79 has been high — and it’s not just the $900 million price tag. Construction of the 13-mile highway disrupted lives, livelihoods and the environment along the path it carved through the countryside. The most extensive damage occurred in southern McDonald, Washington County, where reshaping the terrain initiated or exacerbated flooding problems that ended up chasing several families from their homes. We can say that the Turnpike Commission should have been more careful, and we have. But the truth is that there are always unintended consequences when excavating...
  • ‘We are in some kind of jail’: Evacuees at Taliban-controlled airport plead for action

    09/07/2021 5:29:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    AP via WGNTV ^ | 9/07/21
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans’ groups, Democratic lawmakers and Afghans called Tuesday for urgent Biden administration action on a weeklong standoff that has left hundreds of would-be evacuees from Afghanistan desperate to board waiting charter flights out of the Taliban-ruled country. They say several dozen Americans, along with a much larger number of U.S. green card holders and family members, are among vulnerable Afghans waiting to board pre-arranged charter flights at the airport in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif that are being prevented from leaving. “We think we are in some kind of jail,” said one Afghan woman among the...
  • Kabul airport reopens with help from Qatar

    09/04/2021 9:32:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 4, 2021 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    Kabul airport was shut down since Aug. 31, when the massive U.S.-led airlift ended, and the last troops withdrew after 20 years of war. Qatar’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Thursday that the Gulf state was working with Turkey and talking to the Taliban to provide potential technical support to get the airport back in operation, Reuters reported.
  • Mystery woman struts through airport wearing only a bikini — and mask

    09/03/2021 12:57:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 103 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 3, 2021 | Ben Cost
    Indeed, the shocking footage features the mystery mischief maker walking nonchalantly through the terminal of an unnamed airport while sporting skimpy olive green swimwear and toting a backpack. However, while her itsy bitsy, teenie weenie airport attire may have left little to the imagination, she was still wearing a face mask in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration mandates, the Insta account — one of many posting the peculiar peccadillos of frequent flyers — observed. The Transportation Security announced in August that flyers who break mask mandates can be fined from $250 to $1,500. Meanwhile, when reached by The Post for...
  • Live webcam of Kabul Airport

    08/30/2021 5:09:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    From Reuters Twitter ^ | August 30, 2021
    Link to the webcam is from the Reuters Twitter account: