"We are going to bring them home," Jen Psaki told Fox's Peter Doocy during a press briefing on Monday.
"We are going out as needed and helping Americans," a Pentagon spokesman said, adding that the US military is using a "variety of methods" to do so.
This is the third time the Civil Reserve Air Fleet has been used in its 70-year history, signaling the dire situation to aid evacuees from Afghanistan.
US officials reportedly believe ISIS could launch an attack that would simultaneously harm Americans and bruise the Taliban's sense of control
A harrowing video shows a crush of Afghans trying to escape the country. Small children and women can be seen at the front shouting for help.
An unidentified man drove around a secured area at John Wayne Airport and then hid in a ceiling, the Sheriff's Dept said. He was later arrested.
Thousands of Afghans flooded the airport and swarmed the large C-17 airlift planes as the Taliban seizes control of the country.
Influencer Carlos Whittaker said by Friday, he was able to tip a pianist at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport a total of $61,000.
Authorities said the shipment was not FDA approved and did not have the proper labeling to identify the distributor, according to reports.
Some local businesses aren't fully prepared for this massive influx of tourists yet, the mayor's office told told Hawaii News Now.
Sydney Airport has received a non-binding takeover offer from a cohort of industry superannuation fund investors looking to capitalise on the pandemic-induced weakness in the aviation sector. ASX-listed Sydney Airport said a consortium comprising the industry super sector’s asset manager, IFM Investors, QSuper and North American pension funds Global Infrastructure […]
The 33-year-old man told authorities that he bought $20 worth of meth, according to court documents.
The TSA said self-defence training would "deter assaults against officers and flight crew." Reports of unruly passengers are at record levels.
Scottie Pippen said that Michael Jordan, a notoriously competitive gambler, cheated on some bets during their playing days.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said part of the baggage claim area was blocked off while authorities investigate the bomb threat.
For vaccinated people, it's no longer as critical to maintain social distance while traveling. But a mask can still lower your risk of infection.
The aircraft was a new F-15 variant for a foreign buyer. What caused the pilots to eject is currently under investigation.
In 1961, a construction crew found bones while working at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. The bones were 12,700 years old and belonged to a giant sloth.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia says it's the only airport to have graves embedded in an active, 9,350-foot runway.
A video shows the child wandering into a moving baggage system at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday. Police found him uninjured.
The suspect, Jsaan Carlos Strover, escaped from custody Thursday morning while being extradited by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of Arizona.
I visited Dallas-Fort Worth airport a year after the coronavirus pandemic began, around spring break. DFW was crowded and I wished I felt safer.
US officials are considering requiring a negative COVID-19 test result for domestic flights. The TSA requires domestic travellers to mask up. International travellers headed to the US are already required to show a negative COVID-19 test. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. US officials are considering requiring […]
The TSA is working to implement the executive order which mandates all travellers wear face masks. The agency could penalise travellers for not wearing one anywhere from $US250 to $US1,500. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Airline travellers are now legally required to wear a face mask […]
Oakland International, in California, is the first US airport to sell COVID-19 tests in vending machines. The saliva tests require people to spit in a tube, return the sample to a lab, and wait 48 hours for a result. Prices of the coronavirus tests, made by Wellness 4 Humanity, range […]
Trump has asked advisers about how to get an airport named after him, according to the Daily Beast. A leading Florida Republican then suggested rebranding Florida’s Palm Beach International as ‘Trump International.’ The majority of commissioners in Palm Beach County have rejected the idea, the Sun Sentinel reported. Visit Business […]
Videos of passengers being arrested or deplaned are going viral on social media, with some people claiming they show Capitol rioters being prevented from flying. At least two of the videos actually depict other incidents involving unruly passengers. Major airlines “have not committed to banning rioters who will be flying […]
A huge explosion hit an airport in Aden, Yemen, minutes after a convoy carrying Yemen’s newly-sworn in cabinet government landed from Riyadh. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Yemen’s new government and the Saudi-led coaltion have charged Houthi-rebels with orchestrating the attack. According to the Associated Press, […]
A total of over 1.19 million travellers passed through checkpoints at airports across the country on Wednesday, according to the Transportation and Security Administration. This is the largest number of travellers since March, topping 1.17 million travellers who passed through airports on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, according to data from […]
Two Delta flight passengers left the plane by using the emergency slide as it was taxiing out to leave the airport, a Delta Air Lines spokesperson told Insider in a statement. The incident occurred at LaGuardia airport in New York when Brianna Greco, 23, and Antonio Murdock, 31, opened the […]
Over 2 million people have passed through the airport between Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention had urged the American public against travelling over Thanksgiving, but over 5 million Americans passed through airports over the week of the holiday. Over […]
OTG is adopting Amazon Go’s “Just Walk Out” technology at its airport Cibo Express Gourmet Market locations. The first stores are now open at Newark Liberty International Airport in United Airlines’ Terminal C, with plans to expand them across the OTG network in the coming years. We visited one of […]
Shanghai Pudong International Airport ringfenced more than 17,700 staff to test them for COVID-19 after discovering five cases linked to the cargo unit, according to multiple reports. A number of videos appeared to show hundreds of airport workers pushing and shoving, as medical personnel in protective suits tried to keep […]
A total of over 2 million travellers passed by the security checkpoint at airports throughout Friday and Saturday, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The CDC recommended people in the US do not travel for Thanksgiving. States across the country tightened restrictions on social gatherings and travel,Business Insider’s Yelena […]
United Airlines will trial free rapid COVID-19 test for passengers flying between London and Newark, New Jersey, it announced Thursday. United will run the tests on three flights a week for four weeks, starting November 16. This makes it the first US airline to offer free testing on flights across […]
Some passengers at Heathrow Airport in London can now pay £80, or $US104, for a coronavirus test that guarantees results within an hour. The tests are on offer to passengers flying to Hong Kong and Italy, which require proof of a negative test result on arrival. The company behind the […]
Some airport lounges have reopened since the pandemic hit, and one of those is No. 1 Traveller Lounge at Gatwick Airport North Terminal in London. I paid £32 ($US42) to visit the lounge before a flight recently and found it was different to my previous experiences. Understandably, there was no […]
The Port of Portland has unveiled the design plans for the new main terminal in the Portland International Airport. The design – created by architectural firm ZGF – includes aspects of nature throughout the interior. When the project is complete, the airport will be another 175,000 square feet larger but […]
Singapore’s Changi Airport, voted the best airport in the world, said the fight against COVID-19 has only just begun as the impact from the pandemic on the travel industry shows no signs of improvements. As a result of the lowest passenger flights in Changi’s history, the airport has suspended operations […]
Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa airport is trialing dogs to test travellers for the coronavirus, claiming it could be a more efficient and cheaper way of testing than traditional tests. Passengers who volunteer to be tested by the dog wipe their skin with a wipe and drop it into a container, and the […]
Chase Thomas and Emily Zilich got married at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport on September 4. After rescheduling their ceremony twice, the couple decided they didn’t want to wait until it was safe to have large gatherings to get married. The couple’s ceremony was officiated by their local pastor, […]
NapCity started out smalling private pods travellers could rent to take a rest in airports. The company pivoted to selling the pod as private, contactless spaces because of the coronavirus pandemic. They’re customisable, and start at $US50,000. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Since March of 2020, millions of […]
Puerto Rico is requiring all visitors flying into the US territory to take a coronavirus test 72 hours before their arrival. Those who don’t, or who test positive, will be forced to quarantine for two weeks and take a molecular test while there. All commercial flights will continue to be […]
Australia will cut its intake of overseas arrivals to just 4,000 per week. The prime minister reasoned that the 50% reduction would free up resources and allow states to focus them on where they were needed most. It comes as Victoria reenters lockdown, with reports suggesting outbreaks there have been […]
The Miami-Dade Police Department relieved an officer of his duties after a video posted on Twitter showed him hitting a woman at Miami International Airport. The officer has not been named publicly by police but was identified by the Miami Herald as Antonio Clemente Rodriguez. The incident occurred on Wednesday […]
Some airports around the world have become abandoned due to financial woes, such as Ciudad Real Central Airport in Spain. Others, like Sukhumi Babushara Airport in Abkhazia, have been damaged in conflict. The vacant, dilapidated spaces are occasionally used as movie sets or for scrap metal. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
Visiting airports in Hartford, Connecticut, Atlanta, and Charlotte, I saw how each is coping with social distancing and rising passenger numbers, as well as disparities across the three major airports. While Hartford’s Bradley International had strict social distancing guidelines and required masks, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and Charlotte Douglas International did […]
You can buy almost anything at an airport, but some items are a better deal than others Flight attendants told Insider that the best things to buy at airports are snacks and skin-care products from the duty-free shops. They said some of the worst airport buys include alcohol, souvenirs, neck […]
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In Hong Kong, anyone arriving from a foreign country is required to wear a wristband and follow a 14 day quarantine. Some of the devices are small wristbands with a QR code, which wearers are supposed to use to check in with an app on their phones. Recently, some arrivals […]
Across TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter, people are repurposing their treadmills as a luggage belt and airport walkways. People around the world have had to cancel trips and vacations, so many are finding creative ways to recreate those experiences from their home. The videos have served as a creative outlet for […]
The UK’s Birmingham Airport will be used for temporary mortuary facilities, West Midlands Police announced, as COVID-19-related deaths increase in the country. Authorities are working to convert an aircraft hangar into a morgue to act as a central hub for the region’s fatalities, with smaller facilities closing to staff the […]
Travellers arriving in the US this weekend have faced lengthy waits in crowded areas at many of the nation’s airports, as citizens flocked back in wake of the coronavirus pandemic and recent travel bans. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker laid the blame on the Trump administration for not preparing for an […]
The Federal Aviation Administration is temporarily suspending slot requirements for US and foreign airlines as the spread of coronavirus continues to cripple demand. The European Commission voted Tuesday to enact a similar suspension for airports in EU member states. The FAA’s suspension eases the burden for airlines at major slot-controlled […]
There are several ways airports ensure you spend more money when waiting for your flight. Before you even get to your terminal, airports charge you high fees for parking – and offer pricey programs to allow you to the cut line. After security, you’ll pass duty-free shops that aren’t as […]
A pilot will choose to dump fuel only on very rare occasions. In the case of an emergency situation the flight crew can decide to dump, dirty up the plane or land heavy. The dumped fuel evaporates before it hits the ground. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following […]
The TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport has debuted a 1960s ski lodge-themed rooftop bar for the winter season. TWA Hotel opened in May 2019 on the site of the former Trans World Airline terminal, which operated from 1962 to 2001. It is the only hotel located on the […]
Courtney Payne, a nutrition and dietetics graduate student at the University of Oregon, flies to and from her home state of Kansas a few times a year. Each time Payne lands at the airport, her dad, Doug Payne, waits for her while holding a custom poster and sometimes wearing a […]
I was given access to Emirates’ first class lounge at Dubai Airport, despite flying economy back to London. The lounge features an à la carte restaurant, cigar lounge, showers, sleeping area, and even a spa with complimentary treatments. While the experience was certainly better than sitting at the gate before […]
San Francisco International Airport has the world’s first airport therapy pig, Reuters reported. The pig is 5-year-old LiLou, who wears a pilot uniform and has bright red painted nails. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. San Francisco International Airport became the first in the world to have a therapy […]
Qantas has started letting people buy access to its first and business class lounges. At select lounges round the world, including London, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, travellers who aren’t even flying Qantas let alone business or first class will be allowed to pay for entry. Prices range from $US35 […]
Istanbul’s new airport is now open. Turkish officials hope it will become the busiest airport in the world once all phases of construction are completed and flights from Istanbul’s other airports are transferred over. I recently passed through the airport on my way from Dubai to London. Although the airport […]
When Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia had to expand runway 10 during World War II, it came across a family burial site with about 100 graves. The family’s descendants allowed the moves of all but four graves. Two graves remain at the edge of runway 10 and 28, while […]
A small plane crash-landed at a Boca Raton airport in Florida on Wednesday, apparently missing a man on the ground by mere inches. Surveillance footage shows the plane zooming into the fencing as a nearby worker stands near the open trunk of a car. The worker bolts out from behind […]
Flights at Leeds Bradford Airport in the United Kingdom were held for nearly an hour on Friday after a drone was seen flying near the runway. An inbound flight noticed the drone while on approach, causing a 45-minute closure. Flights resumed after a search – numerous flights were delayed, and […]
At Monday night’s camp-themed Met Gala, singer Lizzo wore a sparkle-encrusted light pink dress and a feathery, floor length Marc Jacobs coat with a bubblegum pink wig. The next morning, Lizzo arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy international airport still donning the floor-length coat. People applauded the decision to […]
The Trans World Airlines Flight Center at JFK International Airport in New York City has sat abandoned for 18 years. Now, it’s reopened as the TWA Hotel with 512 ultra-quiet guest rooms and rates starting at $US249 per night. The hotel includes six restaurants, high-end shopping, a cocktail lounge inside […]
Ron Peterson and Michelle Belleau got married in Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s baggage claim area on Saturday. The couple had met 12 years earlier at the same baggage claim, when Belleau’s boss asked her to pick up Peterson, a client, at the airport. The pair hit it off and now […]
A New York man was arrested after a handgun was discovered hidden inside a DVD player he had packed in his checked bag at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday. It is legal to fly with guns and ammunition in check luggage, but only if very specific guidelines are […]
Singapore’sChangi Airport just opened up “Jewel,” a $US1.3 billion mall and lifestyle hub open to visitors with and without aeroplane tickets. The glass dome features the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 130 feet – all of the water is harvested from rain. There’s also an IMAX movie theatre, a supermarket, […]
A worker at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, was killed on Tuesday when a tire on which he was doing maintenance work exploded, the Associated Press reported. The explosion occurred while two workers were performing maintenance on a tire used for a jet bridge, a structure that connects […]
Each year, cold winter weather leads to 60,000 flight cancellations in the United States, costing airlines and airports an estimated $US3 billion. But freezing cold temperatures aren’t a problem for planes, which excel in cold, dense air. The real problems happen before planes even leave the ground – clearing snow […]
The government shutdown entered day 22 at midnight Eastern Time, setting the record for the longest shutdown of the modern budgeting era. The shutdown surpassed the 21-day shutdown of 1995 and 1996 as the longest ever. The shutdown does not appear to be close to ending as President Donald Trump […]
I flew home for the holidays, from the Bay Area to Los Angeles, on a boutique but affordable airline called JetSuiteX. There was no wait, minimal security, and a cosy lounge offering free drinks, snacks, and WiFi – perks that helped soothe the anxiety I normally have before a flight. […]
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Travel search engine Kayak looked at flight data from last year to predict the best times to travel around Christmas this year. According to Kayak’s data, you’ll get the cheapest flights – both domestic and international – if you’re willing to fly on Christmas eve or Christmas day. The priciest […]
The holiday season is a time of giving, but when you’re travelling to see friends and family, the art of gift giving can get complicated. Travelling across the country with a bag full of presents for all your family members is no easy feat. While it would be nice to […]
As we quickly approach the busiest travelling time of the year, there’s one thing that millions of travellers must be mindful of – and that’s how to be efficient when it comes to airport security. Without the convenience of TSA precheck, Global Entry or CLEAR, navigating airport TSA can seriously […]
Let’s face it: holiday travel is the worst. The ticket prices rise, the lines are extra long, and often – due to the sheer volume of travellers – flights are delayed. But a delay doesn’t have to lead to boredom. Many airports across the US have activities and features designed […]
Missing a flight is a terrible feeling that can be extra stressful if you’re travelling for a personal emergency or on a tight work schedule. While dealing with the unexpected might cause you to feel anxious, upset, and helpless, there are several steps you can take to ensure things run […]
The holiday season is a busy time for airports, causing busy security lines and crowds. Before arriving at the airport, make sure you don’t pack your holiday gifts, don’t pack your holiday meals, and don’t drive yourself to the airport. In the security line, don’t cut people off, don’t fight […]
A new terminal called The Private Suite opened at Los Angeles International Airport in late 2017. The Private Suite offers a $US4,500-a-year base membership and costs $US2,700 to use per domestic flight and $US3,000 per international flight for up to four passengers. Food and drinks, a private room and bathroom, […]
A new law requires breastfeeding rooms at all medium and large US airports. The new lactation areas, as they’re called, must be accessible for people with disabilities, have seating and outlets, and not be located inside bathrooms. Breastfeeding has health benefits for both mothers and babies. Incorporating lactation facilities into […]
From baggage fees and paying for airline extras like extended legroom to faster boarding, priority seating, or in-flight entertainment, it feels like flying is a more expensive experience than ever before. Eating at the airport or on your aeroplane can rack up costs too, especially if you feel forced to […]
Imagine returning home to Australia or New Zealand after a long-haul flight, exhausted and red-eyed. You’ve just reclaimed your baggage after getting through immigration when you’re stopped by a customs officer who demands you hand over your smartphone and the password. Do you know your rights? Both Australian and New […]
Police closed down part of the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome on Monday. They did so in order to blow up a suspicious suitcase, according to an eyewitness account by freelance journalist Ned Donovan. The suitcase was reportedly filled with coconuts. Police in Rome, Italy, closed down part of […]
Getting through the security line is arguably one of the most stressful parts of an airport experience- and it’s exponentially worse if you’re running late. If you want to get through the chaos as quickly as possible, make sure you’re not making any of these common mistakes. You’re flying at […]
Typhoon Jebi is the most powerful storm of its type to hit Japan in 25 years. The storm made landfall on Tuesday with winds of up to 130 mph. Nine people have reportedly died as a result of the storm, with another 300 injured. The typhoon has forced the shutdown […]
All the screens at Gatwick Airport stopped working on Monday due to a damaged fibre cable. Airport staff had to write out flight information on whiteboards instead. Footage on social media showed staff writing out the flight status of each flight and rubbing them off as updates came in. A […]
Business travel can be an exhausting experience, with hundreds of hours wasted in airport terminals. The best tool for business travellers to make productive, fun use of their time is access to airport lounges at the airports they are flying into or out of. I’ve gained access to airport lounges […]
A French family of four was accidentally let through Frankfurt Airport’s terminal despite being flagged by the system’s security checks. An airport worker accidentally sounded an alarm, and police briefly evacuated part of a terminal and stopped passengers from boarding their flights. The police lockdown was lifted after two hours. […]
We tested British Airways’ new mototok robot, which is able to push back aeroplanes weighing up to 130 tons. We had a 15-minute training session before being allowed to operate the remote-controlled machine. The mototok is helping reduce delays and emissions. The aim is to eventually replace traditional tugs. British […]
There’s nothing worse than having hours to kill in a crowded airport – but doing so in style might be more affordable, and much easier, than you think. Travel booking site Netflights.com has produced a ranking of the best airport lounges in the world which any member of the public […]
Tech and media executives heading to Allen & Co’s annual, invite-only Sun Valley conference had to deal with hours of delays when arriving at the Friedman Memorial airport in Hailey, Idaho. Delays of up to 2.5 hours were expected on Tuesday at the airport. Some flights were even re-routed to […]
NFL player, A.J. Francis, took to Twitter on Monday and Tuesday to lambaste the TSA for allegedly spilling his mother’s ashes out of a sealed urn. The TSA posted an apology and its explanation on its Twitter account, AskTSA. Francis had been travelling with the urn to celebrate the life […]
Luggage that’s bulky, heavy, or difficult to manage can add to stress when travelling. Your luggage should be large enough to fit your belongings, have compartments for organisation, be durable, and feel light enough to lift easily. I take dozens of trips each year, and have tried several different luggage […]
Airport parking fees put a downer on any holiday. Nobody wants to come back to a bill, even before they get home. But one Aussie startup welcomes car owners back to the airport with a cheque. Founder and CEO Steven Johnson began operating Carhood in 2015 in Melbourne. Check your […]
Your flying experience doesn’t just depend on what airline you’re flying with – but also what airport you’re flying from. As well as ranking the best airlines in the world, flight compensation company AirHelp has named and shamed the worst airports in the world as part of its annual AirHelp […]
The airport can be a challenging, frustrating place, with its confusing signage, lack of quality food options, and long security lines. Being unprepared at the airport can add stress to your pre-boarding experience and even cause you to miss your flight. To avoid feeling anxious or unprepared, there are certain […]
Hassan al-Kontar has been stranded at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 since March 7. Al-Kontar finds himself there after years of struggling to seek a better life abroad as a Syrian citizen. The Syrian asylum seeker now documents his daily struggles on Twitter, and has learned to adapt to life […]