Tag: Airport

Attacker Injures 3 at San Francisco International Airport

SAN FRANCISCO—A man with an “edged weapon” attacked passengers inside a San Francisco International Airport terminal on Friday, leaving three with cuts and scrapes before he was arrested, authorities said. The man drove to the airport, went into the International Terminal, “walked around the departure terminal and pulled out an edged weapon” before attacking three…


Stephanie Kusie: Liberal Government Must End Punitive Travel Mandates

Commentary Canadians are ready to travel. For over two years they have willingly complied with public health directives and done what was asked of them, even in the early days when we knew very little about coronavirus. In fact, today over 80 percent of Canadians are vaccinated—the highest vaccination rate amongst G7 nations. However, the…


Canadian Flight Attendants Demand Ground Pay, Citing Airport Delays

Canadian flight attendants are demanding pay for time on the ground as well as in-flight, as they have recently endured delays, sometimes for hours, at the country’s busiest airport due to staff shortages, health checks and rising traffic. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) said its members are increasingly working for free, as some…


Canadian Airport Delays Could See Some Relief by Summer: Official

Staffing shortages that led to long passenger lines this week at some of Canada’s largest airports could see some improvement by the crucial summer travel season, an industry official said. Monette Pasher, interim president of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), said on Wednesday she is optimistic that recent recruitment efforts by Canadian Air Transport Security…


James Lileks: When Your Vacation Ends in Panic

By James Lileks From Star Tribune How many times can you be lied to in one day? Depends if you’re dealing with government, business or — in this case — both. The problem began in Mexico. “It should be easy at the airport,” I told my wife. “Who’s leaving Cancun on a Monday?” Well, everyone…


World’s Largest Cargo Plane Destroyed at Contested Airport Near Kyiv, Ukrainian Government Says

The Ukrainian government said Sunday that “the world’s largest aircraft” has been destroyed at a strategically important airport outside Kyiv amid a Russian attack. “This was the world’s largest aircraft, AN-225 ‘Mriya’ (‘Dream’ in Ukrainian),” Ukraine’s’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the plane. “Russia may have destroyed…


Capitol Report (Jan. 18): 5G Technology Poses Safety Concerns Near Airports

AT&T and Verizon agree to delay a scheduled 5G rollout for the third time after safety and security concerns from airlines. Senators are back on Capitol Hill this week—and Democrats are doubling down on efforts to sidestep the filibuster in order to pass their voting rights bill. There are a few paths Senate Majority Leader…


Car Bomb Hits Outside Mogadishu Airport in Somalia; 8 Killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia—A car bomb exploded Wednesday outside the international airport in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing at least eight people and wounding nine others, a local doctor said. The al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was targeting “white officials” passing by. Dr. Abdulkadir Adam with the Medina hospital told The Associated Press…


Hockey Federation Investigates Incident With Russia’s Junior Team at Calgary Airport

CALGARY—A New Year’s Eve disturbance on an Air Canada plane which some passengers have said was related to bad behavior by Russia’s world junior hockey team does not appear to have resulted in any charges, but the International Ice Hockey Federation says it could still take action. “The IIHF is gathering further information on this…


US Airline Group Seeks 5G Wireless Deployment Delay Near Airports

A trade group representing major passenger and cargo airlines asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday to halt deployment of new 5G wireless service around many airports, warning thousands of flights could be disrupted. AT&T and Verizon Communications are set on Jan. 5 to deploy C-Band spectrum 5G wireless service that they won in…