New Allegiant flights to Nashville, Pittsburgh, Concord celebrated at Melbourne airport
Just before 11 a.m. Thursday, Allegiant Flight 2430 from the Charlotte, North Carolina, metropolitan area touched down in Melbourne — launching a new route for the Space Coast’s first low-cost airline since Spirit canceled operations after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Dead baby shark makes TSA’s top 10 catches of 2020 list
A dead baby shark in a jar made the TSA’s list of top 10 catches of 2020. Coming in at number six, someone tried to go through a security checkpoint at the international airport in Syracuse, New York with this deceased baby shark. AdAccording to the TSA, you can travel with a live fish, but it must be in water. Other items on the top 10 list: a slingshot, a book holding concealed knives, an assault rifle, marijuana stashed in a shampoo bottle, and a handmade solar panel with explosive potential. Two TSA K-9 handlers at Newark’s International Airport caught love for each other and got married in the presence of their explosive detection canines.
Man lives in restricted area of Chicago O’Hare airport for 3 months
All rights reserved)FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, rows of United Airlines check-in counters at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago are unoccupied amid the coronavirus pandemic. He’s been living in the Chicago O’Hare International Airport for the past three months. So, the 36-year-old decided to stay at the airport, inside the security zone, until he was caught Saturday. Apparently, two United Airlines employees confronted him and asked to see his work ID, which had been reported stolen by an airport operations manager. Now he’s charged with felony criminal trespass to a restricted area of an airport and theft.
Orlando International Airport debuts new TSA security equipment for coronavirus
ORLANDO, Fla. – Shoes off, laptops out and masks on: these are just some of the things passengers going through Orlando International Airport (OIA) will see this holiday season. Our officers are able to get very clear images of the contents of the bag,” Dankers said. Clearer images mean fewer bag checks. “Fewer bag checks mean fewer potential for those touch points and also cross contamination,” Dankers said. Despite the busy-bee designation, OIA has had 88 TSA employees test positive for coronavirus, compared to 94 employees in Fort Lauderdale and 152 employees in Miami.
New Berlin airport opens 9 years late with little ceremony
Berlin's new airport opens after years of delays and cost overruns. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)BERLIN – Nine years late and far above its original budget, Berlin's new airport finally opened on Saturday with little fanfare as the aviation industry struggles with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Construction of the Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, named after the former West German chancellor though better known as BER, started in 2006 and it was initially slated to open in October 2011. “Finally we can put our airport into operation — finally,” airport CEO Engelbert Luetke Daldrup said at a brief opening ceremony with national and regional officials. The opening of the new airport's Terminal 2 has been delayed until early next year because it isn't currently needed.
Man tased twice in airport after brawl with officers
Witnesses said a man was smoking at a customer service counter past the security checkpoint after a flight from Orlando. John Huston, who recorded the dramatic arrest, heard the man yelling at airport workers. The pair falls to the ground and as police begin to subdue the man, he begins biting at the officers and attempts to reach for the officer’s gun. Larry Lazar, a traveler from St. Louis, was one of the men who stepped in to help the officers hold the man down. The man was identified as Jerome Toson Jr. Toson was arrested, taken to a hospital and later taken to jail.