Monthly Archives: August 2014

PreCheck Reaches Enrollment Milestone

The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program has hit the 500,000 enrollment mark, and a TSA director in Indianapolis expects that to grow to 1 million by year’s end, as more fliers sign up for the program, which expedites security checks. Travelers who are willing to pay an $85 fee and undergo a background check can be enrolled in PreCheck, resulting in shorter waits at the airport.

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Airports Get New Charging Stations

Some of the countries busiest airports have installed new charging stations over the past few weeks to replace the previous power poles. These new charging stations are installed in high traffic parts of the airports and boasts a wireless charging area and more plug-ins than the previous power poles. You will find these power stations at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Miami International Airport, and Los Angeles International Airport.

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UN Creating System to Warn Airlines of War Zones

The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization is looking to create a centralized system that would warn pilots before they enter conflict zones that could be a danger to aircraft. The effort comes in response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 as it flew over Ukraine.

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Iceland Lowers Aviation Alert Level on Bardarbunga Volcano

A no-fly zone over Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano was lifted Sunday as the aviation alert level was lowered from red, the highest level, to orange. Orange indicates that an eruption is not imminent but cannot be discounted, as the Icelandic Meteorological Office reports continued seismic activity in the area.

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Denver Airport Lost and Found Goes Digital

Travelers who leave possessions behind at Denver International Airport can now go online to file claims and hopefully find their lost items. Airport officials say items left at the airport in the last 30 days include 260 cellphones, 72 wallets, 307 IDs and passports and 107 laptops

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