Facial scan technology makes debut in airports

Aug 16, 2018
How does the technology work, and what does it offer beyond the old stand by — a set of human eyes?
Biometric boarding uses measurements of facial features to match passengers' images against passport photo data on file with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Berlin voters to decide: Should Berlin’s old Tegel airport stay or go?

Sep 20, 2017
A vote in Berlin on September 24 will decide the fate of the old Tegel airport, located six miles outside the city.
More than 21 million people a year pass through Berlin's Tegel airport. The fate of the airport could be decided by Berlin voters in an election Sept. 24. 
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Computer failures ground Delta flights worldwide

Aug 8, 2016
Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded early Monday as a result of the outage.
A Delta airlines plane is seen on the tarmac of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in July in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Travelers take a holiday from high gas prices

May 27, 2016
The American Automobile Association expects weekend travel to hit a 10-year peak.
Travelers are expected to spend about $12 billion over the holiday weekend.
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For musicians, holiday gigs provide critical income

Dec 8, 2015
Atlanta's airport is bringing in local musicians to help travelers de-stress.

Spirit Air: slashing prices at 30,000 feet

Mar 2, 2015
CEO Ben Baldanza talks about his airline's cheaper, stripped-down experience

Paying for upgrades under the tray-table

Nov 18, 2014
Bribing fellow passengers to get to the front of airport lines is generally allowed, but experts say the stress of airline travel means most people won’t agree to it.

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A Venezuelan airport is charging for air. Yes, air.

Jul 11, 2014
The international airport in Caracas, Venezuela, is now charging for air.

Ever get lost at the airport? Blame the signs

Feb 26, 2014
"Wayfinding": There's money to be made off of real, physical signage, even as it gives way to a digital future.

In end, lawsuit over property could assign 9/11 blame

Sep 11, 2012
Because of an insurance dispute, after all these years, a jury may take on the question of whether airlines' poor security was responsible for the World Trade Center disaster.

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