Hundreds Of Southwest Flights Canceled After Computer GlitchIt has been a rough morning for Southwest Airlines travelers, dealing with long lines at Midway International Airport, a day after a computer glitch led to hundreds of canceled flights nationwide.
Busy Travel Weekend Expected At O'Hare And MidwayLines have been building at O’Hare International Airport early Friday, as travelers prepared to celebrate the 4th of July weekend, but honoring the nation’s independence comes as the nation’s airports have been placed on high alert in the wake of a suicide bombing at the airport in Istanbul.
Security Increased At Chicago Airports In Wake Of Istanbul BombingSources said Chicago police officers and aviation police have been concentrating their patrols on drop-off and pick-up areas outside the airport’s many entrances.
Midway Airport Gets TSA PreCheck Enrollment CenterA PreCheck enrollment center opened Monday in the baggage claim area of the airport near lower level door one, according to a release from the Chicago Department of Aviation.
TSA Boss: Airport Lines Will 'Continue To Be A Challenge' This SummerThe head of the Transportation Security Administration on Friday warned travelers there are no quick fixes to the problems that have led to gargantuan lines at airport security at Chicago's airports as the summer travel season is ramping up.
TSA Boss In Chicago To Meet With Local Leaders About Airport DelaysThe head of the Transportation Security Administration will face some tough questions Friday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, members of Congress, and others, as the agency seeks to reduce excruciatingly long wait times at airport security checkpoints.
TSA Demonstrates How Carrying Prohibited Items Slow Security LinesTop officials from the TSA were at Midway International Airport on Thursday, to demonstrate how the public can help security screeners move people through checkpoints more quickly, and alleviate the painfully long lines seen at many airports in recent weeks.
Top Aldermen Want To Boot TSA, Privatize Chicago Airport SecuritySome powerful Chicago aldermen want to get rid of TSA officers at Chicago’s two airports, and switch to private security officers, in an effort to alleviate the dreadfully long lines at security checkpoints.
Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
TSA Sending Extra Officers To O'Hare To Help With Security LinesFaced with excruciatingly long lines at security checkpoints, the TSA has dispatched 58 new security officers and four bomb-sniffing canine teams to O'Hare International Airport, according to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.
Flight Attendants Hurt When Boston-To-Chicago Flight Hits Strong TurbulenceTwo Southwest Airlines flight attendants were sent to the hospital, after a flight from Boston to Chicago was forced to turn around due to serious turbulence.
Extremely Long Lines Greeting Travelers At MidwayBring a book, or put some movies on your tablet if you’re headed to Midway International Airport this morning. Security lines were snaking out of the terminal early Friday, and the TSA has said long waits likely will be the new normal.