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  • CNN will stop being played in airports as of March 2021

    01/15/2021 12:42:51 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 29 replies
    epoch times ^ | 1/13/2021 | tyler durden
    CNN will no longer be broadcasted in airports, its president says, ending a decades-long run. In a letter to staff members, CNN President Jeff Zucker said the CNN Airport Network will stop operations as of March 31.
  • CNN Will Stop Being Shown Across U.S. Airports March 31

    01/12/2021 4:06:20 PM PST · by aimhigh · 53 replies
    View from the Wing ^ | 01/12/2021 | Gary Leff
    CNN is shuttering the CNN Airport Network effective March 31. That means an end to those televisions blaring news across approximately 50 U.S. airports. The cable network explains that this is because of a decline in air travel, and more people “consuming content on their personal devices” rather than watching their broadcasts.Producing separate content isn’t the primary expense. It’s true that CNN Airport Network, which broadcasts 24 hours a day 7 days a week, is different than the primary channel. It doesn’t show sexually explicit or violent content or air disasters. However the main cost is payments to airports (at...
  • PILOTS: The 'STAY AT HOME' order and non-essential operations

    04/05/2020 12:20:36 PM PDT · by CodeToad · 16 replies
    Colorado Air and Space Port ^ | 1 April 2020 | Colorado Air and Space Port
    Many privately-owned aircraft at Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP) are owned and operated by individuals, businesses, and organizations that fall into the category of "critical business," as defined by the Executive Order signed by Gov. Polis on March 25, 2020. These include medical, medevac, food services, small cargo, fire prevention, law enforcement, public safety, and others. General aviation has always been a critical part of helping communities, especially during times of emergency and disaster, and CASP remains open to support these important missions. However, for the safety of our employees and you, we ask, in this very unusual time...
  • TSA Reports All Time Low Number Of Passengers Screened In A Single Day

    03/25/2020 11:53:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/25/2020 | Tristan Justice
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confirmed Wednesday that on Tuesday, the agency saw a record low in the number of passenger screenings in airports nationwide.According to CBS News Transportation Reporter Kris Van Cleave, the TSA screened only about 297,000 people on Tuesday seeing a 16 percent drop from Monday. Tuesday’s screenings were reported to be an 88 percent drop from the more than 2.3 million people screened on March 1. .@tsa confirms this is an all time record low for passengers screened in a day.— Kris Van Cleave (@krisvancleave) March 25, 2020 The updated numbers from the TSA...
  • Pittsburgh airport to phase out using boarding passes at security checkpoints

    02/25/2020 2:57:55 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 41 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:08 p.m. | Natasha Lindstrom
    Travelers flying out of Pittsburgh International Airport will soon not have to display a boarding pass to get past security, airport officials said this week. Boarding passes will still be required at the gate to board the plane. Officials with the airport and Transportation Security Administration announced that Pittsburgh is among several U.S. airports set to phase out the use of boarding passes at security checkpoints this year. Instead, they are shifting to sophisticated screening machines that can verify passengers based solely on a government-issued ID card. The Credential Authentication Technology, or CAT, allows security agents to pinpoint passengers and...
  • US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

    01/17/2020 12:03:15 PM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 17, 2020 | Mike Stobbe
    More than 40 cases of the newly identified coronavirus have been confirmed in Asia, including two deaths — at least one involving a previous medical condition. Officials have said it probably spread from animals to people but haven’t been able to rule out the possibility that it spreads from person to person... At least a half-dozen countries in Asia have started screening incoming airline passengers from central China. The list includes Thailand and Japan, which both have reported cases of the disease in people who had come from Wuhan. Travel is unusually heavy right now as people take trips to...
  • CNN Pays 58 Airports $100,000 Each to Play Channel at Gates

    12/22/2019 8:57:13 AM PST · by Magnatron · 97 replies
    War Room ^ | 21 December 2019 | Staff
    Tucker Carlson Tonight reported CNN is spending millions of dollars to have their channel played at fifty-eight airports across the United States. As Carlson explained, CNN is paying the airports approximately $100,000 each to “pump propaganda into America’s airports, holding its hapless travelers hostage.” He commented: “It’s not something [the airports] would do willingly. Who would? Nobody watches [CNN] – it’s garbage.” “This service is likely costing CNN six million dollars a year,” Carlson explained. “But they do it anyway because what’s the value of propaganda?” Carlson was joined by author and commentator Mark Steyn to further discuss the topic....
  • LaGuardia, Newark, and Honolulu's airport are rated the worst among passengers [tr]

    10/09/2019 7:24:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 9, 2019 | Keith Griffith
    A new passenger survey ranks New York's LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International in New Jersey and Honolulu International as the worst airports in the nation. The J.D. Power 2019 North America Airport Satisfaction Study ranked passenger satisfaction with North American airports on a 1,000-point scale in the mega, large and medium size categories. In the 'mega' category, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport ranks highest in passenger satisfaction with a score of 786. Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport/Wold (779) ranks second among the megas, while Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (777) and Orlando International Airport (777) rank third in a tie.
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport Latest to Receive Facial Recognition Technology

    10/04/2019 11:28:49 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 13 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 10/04/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s facial recognition technology program has now arrived at Detroit’s international airport. Known as ‘Simplified Arrival,’ CBP’s biometric-based system matches the faces of arriving international travelers at Detroit Metropolitan Airport against the images contained in their travel documents, enabling the agency to quickly verify their identities. Detroit also joins a growing list of top US airports using the Simplified Arrivals system, where at least 20 of them will offer the facial recognition technology to speed through the Customs process by the end of 2020. Systems like Simplified Arrivals and its brother facial recognition program, Biometric Exit...
  • Why Does TSA Make Most U.S. Flyers Remove Their Shoes?

    08/29/2019 9:42:28 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 100 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/29/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    It’s a safe bet to say that hundreds of millions of U.S. flyers since Reid’s attempted attack have had to remove their shoes while passing through a TSA security checkpoint. TSA also says that since the screening of shoes was initiated it has screened close to 10 BILLION (with a ‘B’) of them. The security agency says the figure is a “conservative estimate,” too. This is where we must ask ourselves why we’re still taking our shoes off, given there’s never been a shoe bomb-style attack that’s originated on U.S. soil. Indeed, Reid as well as the infamous Underwear Bomber...
  • Some U.S. Airports Use Private Security Screening Companies...

    08/26/2019 9:14:38 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 7 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 8/26/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    ... [However], there are currently 22 airports -- including San Francisco’s and Kansas City’s -- which have been allowed to participate in what the federal security agency call its “Screening Partnership Program.” In fact, since 2004, all commercial air facilities falling under federal security oversight (they’re known as “federalized airports”) can apply to privatize their security screening services. .... How effective is private security screening versus the screening provided at airports by TSA? The answer is difficult to determine, but several government or government-sponsored studies say that private screeners, when properly supervised, are at least as efficient and possibly less...
  • US Customs Computer Shutdown Causes Delays At LAX, Airports Nationwide

    08/16/2019 2:41:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 08/16/2019
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection computers were shutdown nationwide Friday creating long lines at LAX and other airports around the country. LAX Airport tweeted out at 1:33 p.m. that “@CBP systems are experiencing an issue which appears to be impacting multiple airports including LAX. Officers are processing passengers manually so please check with your airline for the latest status of any flight impacts. More details as they become available. LAX recommended travelers continue to check with their airline directly for information on any potential flight impacts. Social media posts indicated that John F. Kennedy Airport in New York was experiencing...
  • Endless Traffic, Mass Confusion, Ride-Share Price Gouging Creating Chaos At LaGuardia Airport

    07/15/2019 6:13:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS NYC ^ | July 10, 2019 | Staff
    A multi-billion dollar construction project at LaGuardia Airport is causing more than a minor inconvenience. Many travelers have to take another trip before they head home and many are now complaining of price gouging. On the Sunday night after July 4th, frustrated passengers fresh off a flight thought the long line outside the airport was for a yellow taxi to get out of LaGuardia’s Terminal B.
  • Hezbollah Isn't Just In Beirut. It's In New York, Too.

    06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle East—in Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syria—but plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States. Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the group’s fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollah’s operations...
  • How to do infrastructure right

    07/07/2019 6:32:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 06, 019 | Nicole Gelinas
    In late April, President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders finally found something they agreed on: infrastructure. Outside the White House after a meeting with the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat, issued the pronouncement, “Big and bold.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the Democrat from New York, echoed the takeaway: “We agreed on a number, which was very, very good, $2 trillion.” Trump himself has been publicly quiet but didn’t dispute that he told the Democrats he “like[s] the number.” By May, this renewed spirit of cooperation had fallen apart, at least temporarily, with a second meeting collapsing...
  • Trump blames 'airports' gaffe on teleprompter

    07/05/2019 9:51:58 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th July 2019 | BBC News
    US President Donald Trump has blamed a teleprompter going "kaput" for a glaring anachronism in his Fourth of July speech. He told crowds on Independence Day the Continental Army "took over the airports" from the British during the American Revolutionary War in 1775. Explaining away the slip-up on Friday, Mr Trump also said it was hard to read the teleprompter in the rain. He hosted a military parade at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday. During his "Salute to America" speech, he was talking about the year 1775 when he said: "Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it...
  • Border Crisis Disrupting Global Entry Program, Hitting Summer Travel

    06/27/2019 3:09:41 PM PDT · by BigKahuna · 4 replies
    H4 Solutions ^ | 6/27/2019 | Kelly Hoggan
    The flood of illegal immigrants trying to push through the nation’s southern border is beginning to negatively affect international travel by U.S. citizens upon reentry to the country. For one, U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced it was canceling “some” Global Entry interviews through the remainder of the current fiscal year, which ends September 30th. CBP officers who usually deal with Global Entry applicant interviews are instead responding to the migrant surge in the southwestern U.S. This isn’t a welcome development for Americans seeking Global Entry preapproval for expedited customs clearance when they return to the U.S. after traveling...
  • Why He Matters ( Martin Nesbitt )

    11/08/2011 9:47:49 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar. 08, 2011, | Rachel Van Dongen
    Nesbitt is one of Barack Obama’s closest friends...During the 2008 presidential campaign, Nesbitt became Obama’s campaign treasurer. ... Nesbitt started The Parking Spot, a lucrative airport satellite-parking company that is recognizable from its large yellow buses covered with black spots. Nesbitt started the company with financial backing from Penny Pritzker, the CEO of Pritzker Realty Group. Nesbitt later introduced Pritzker to Obama, and she became Obama’s 2008 national fundraising chair.
  • Why Do Airports Always Play CNN?

    05/25/2019 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 50 replies
    FlyerTalk ^ | 5/23/2019 | FlyerTalk
    As Reader’s Digest so astutely observes, CNN is omnipresent in airports. But why? Well, technically, what you’re watching is the CNN Airport Network, not CNN. CNN Airport Network caters its content specifically to people waiting in airports. At present, around 59 airports broadcast the network, and that’s the only place it plays. While they do play content similar to the content that you’ll find on CNN, you won’t find any news about commercial crashes or content that’s not family-friendly. And, not every airport plays the same content. That’s because CNN Airport Network lets airports request content and broadcast their own....
  • How Strategic Reforms Can Generate $1.1 Trillion in Infrastructure Investment

    05/04/2019 3:02:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | May 8, 2017 | Michael Sargent and Nicolas Loris
    Infrastructure improvements are perennial fodder for politicians on the stump looking to appeal to voters. However, composing a detailed, effective investment plan that goes beyond rhetoric is a much more daunting task that requires careful consideration. President Trump has made it clear he wants to undertake a “new program of national rebuilding” by investing $1 trillion in infrastructure.1 Although the President has stated this funding would be drawn from both public and private sources, he has yet to put forth a detailed plan. Democrats in Congress have seized on the opportunity to put forward their own proposal on infrastructure. This...