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$7.2 Million Cash Found in Suitcases at Panama City Airport

$7.2 Million Cash Found in Suitcases at Panama City Airport Newsy Travel tip: If you're trying to smuggle cash into Panama, start using the train. Three Honduran men were arrested at Panama City's international airport after police found $7.2 million, mostly in $100 bills, in secret compartments in eight pieces of luggage....

TSA Lets Travelers Apply for PreCheck

TSA Lets Travelers Apply for PreCheck Associated Press Today the Transportation Security Administration (you know 'em as TSA) began allowing travelers to apply for its PreCheck program (or as TSA calls it, Pre✓™). According to TSA, The new application process allows U.S. citizens to directly...

4 Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Save You Time

4 Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Save You Time Associated Press Sure, some of these travel tips are basic. But Thanksgiving travel is looking to be an even bigger mess than normal this year, especially around the East Coast. So this 90-second refresher from Samantha Brown and Mark "Hawkeye Louis" could save you...

AIR Chicago Radio Station Launches Monday at O'Hare, Midway Airports

AIR Chicago Radio Station Launches Monday at O'Hare, Midway Airports Flickr/France 1978 Just in time for the holiday season-amazing how that works!-this Monday will see the launch of AIR Chicago, "the first 24-hour-a-day airport radio station dedicated to keeping O'Hare and Midway travelers in tune with Chicago Department of Aviation...

If You're Not Already Convinced the U.S. Needs to Upgrade Its Travel Infrastructure, this Video Should Convince You

The U.S. Travel Association released a video this week called "What Could Travel in America Look Like?", complete with Michael Bay-style, slo-mo American flag waving and music from that part of the movie where the hero is at his most dejected. It's a bit over-the-top in...

U.S. Airports Continue to Increase Healthy Dining Options

U.S. Airports Continue to Increase Healthy Dining Options AP/Larry Crowe So much for the "there's nothing else to eat" excuse for a preflight bender at Cinnabon. According to a new report from the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, "76 percent of restaurants in 18 of the nation's busiest airports offer at...

Los Angeles, O'Hare Predicted To Be the Busiest U.S. Airports this Thanksgiving

Los Angeles, O'Hare Predicted To Be the Busiest U.S. Airports this Thanksgiving Assosciated Press Los Angeles International (LAX) and Chicago O`Hare International (ORD) are expected to be the busiest U.S. airports this Thanksgiving, according to Orbitz's Insider Index. The two airports switched positions from 2012's ranking, when O'Hare was busiest....

FAA Says Some Electronics Can Now Be Used Throughout Your Flight

FAA Says Some Electronics Can Now Be Used Throughout Your Flight Flickr/Jetstar If you're tired of shutting off your gadgets during take off and landing (or you're one of those passengers who surreptitiously leaves them on) then get ready for some good news. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is loosening...

Guy Fieri Fights His Hairdresser After Reportedly Too Much Airplane Booze

Guy Fieri Fights His Hairdresser After Reportedly Too Much Airplane Booze Flickr Most of us know that one of the easiest ways to get through a flight is to drink, but there's a line passengers can cross with drinking and if they cross it, their flight isn't going to be any easier. In fact, boozing it up too much on the plane can make a flight a...

World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai

World's Biggest Airport Opens Its Doors In Dubai Alamy, Flickr Dubai has made no secret of its desire to do everything on a grand scale. The country boasts the world's biggest shopping malls and even the world's biggest natural flower garden. And now, the Gulf emirate has finally cut the ribbon on the world's biggest...

United Cops Record Fine for Stranding Passengers on Tarmac

United Cops Record Fine for Stranding Passengers on Tarmac Shutterstock / Songquan Deng United Airlines has received a hefty penalty for keeping passengers waiting on airplanes for hours on end while their flights were delayed. The Department of Transportation fined the carrier $1.1 million-the biggest fine of its kind so far-for...

Might TSA Be Replaced By, Um, You?

Might TSA Be Replaced By, Um, You? Photo: Courtesy Qylur A start-up called Qylur said it would begin offering automated security checkpoints next year in which people scan themselves, Business Week reports. Airports are a distant goal though, with the company focusing on starting at amusement parks and...

Heathrow is Now the Most Family Friendly European Airport . . . After Being the Least

Heathrow is Now the Most Family Friendly European Airport . . . After Being the Least srv007, Flickr Rethink your travel plans families: if you're adventuring with children, the best airport you can travel to, from and through in Europe is London Heathrow. That's a big deal if you consider the fact that only last year it was ranked as the worst. The...

Dry Ice Bombs at LAX Bring Increased Security, Quick Arrest

Dry Ice Bombs at LAX Bring Increased Security, Quick Arrest Flickr/ oskay Regardless of how it happens, who made it or where it came from, when something explodes in an airport, it's serious business. After not one but two dry ice explosions occurred on consecutive days at California's Los Angeles International Airport, police are...

Injured Kangaroo Hops Into Airport Pharmacy, Receives Treatment

Injured Kangaroo Hops Into Airport Pharmacy, Receives Treatment Flickr/ Moto@Club4AG We see a lot of strange things in airports around the world. But a kangaroo in the airport pharmacy? At Australia's Melbourne airport, an injured kangaroo made its way into a pharmacy, surprising travelers. It then received care, after being...

Airline Wine: Will It Get Better?

Airline wine has never severely disappointed me, but it's never left a lasting impression on me either -– though it seems it may soon do just that. While airlines have been scrambling almost universally to add fees and reduce amenities whenever possible to make up...

Iconic Airports: Where Are They Now?

Iconic Airports: Where Are They Now? Original LAX plan, courtesy LA World Airports Flight Path Learning Center Yesterday, I went out to JFK Airport with no flight to catch and no visitors to greet. It was the annual Open House New York event, where private buildings and homes all over the city open to the...

Dreamliner Toilet Malfunction Grounds Japan Airlines Flight

The Dreamliner hasn't been such a dream thus far. Problems have been popping up with the Dreamliner since its first flight. The latest problem occurred with a Japan Airlines flight departing from Moscow. The plane had to turn around mid-flight today because of a problem...

9 Year-Old Skips Through Airport Security, Flies To Vegas

9 Year-Old Skips Through Airport Security, Flies To Vegas Flickr/ ampmouse1 It's supposed to be impossible. Armed guards are in place to prevent it from happening. Three levels of airport security were breached, and airline and TSA officials have no idea how he did it. That's the situation at Minneapolis-St Paul International...

Pilot Fired After Rough Landing

Pilot Fired After Rough Landing Arrow712/Flickr Forget where your seat is located, how much legroom you have or the race to claim overhead storage space. These are all parts of flying that some passengers are better at coping with than others. One element of flight that all passengers share is landing....

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