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  • Rating America's Best and Worst Airports Friday, 4 May 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Encounter Restaurant at LAX

    Travel + Leisure magazine released the results of its reader survey of America's 22 major airports this week. Minneapolis-Saint Paul took the top spot and New York's LaGuardia came in dead last. What's your favorite and least favorite airport?

  • Airport Security Gets Easier for Select Frequent Flyers Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Some travelers can leave their shoes on and laptops in their bags when clearing airport security with the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. The list of airports and airlines participating is growing.

  • Get Rock Star Treatment at London's Heathrow Airport Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
    Heathrow By Invitation

    If you're looking for the ultimate airport VIP experience, look no further than "Heathrow by Invitation" at London's busiest airport. Guests relax in the Windsor Suite prior to being driven to their aircraft in a private car.

  • New Machines at Airport Checkpoints Weed Out Fraud Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    TSA Xray machines airport

    Airport check-ins for passengers are heading for higher technological ground. The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

  • NYC Officials Vow to Improve Shoddy Airport Bathrooms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Dirty airport bathroom.

    Forget crowded planes and long lines. Officials launching a campaign to improve the New York City area's much-maligned airports are starting with the bathrooms.

  • Delta's New York Flyers Get an Upgrade Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    Delta groundbreaking ceremony at LaGuardia Airport.

    Delta Air broke ground Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport on a $160 million renovation and expansion project. Business travelers will soon see upgrades to lounges and easier access to gates between terminals. Improvements at nearby JFK are also underway.

  • Airport Lounges Get an Upgrade Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 3:38 PM ET
    British Airways lounge at San Francisco Airport

    After years of neglect, airlines are turning their attention back to their airport lounges. As competition for the lucrative business traveler has intensified, airlines are pumping money into them and adding amenities.

  • Are TSA Agents Too Rude? Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 12:17 PM ET

    If you've ever been browbeaten, barked at or belittled by a TSA agent — and let's be honest, who among us hasn't? — then you've got a friend in Sen. Harry Reid. He plans to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to tell airport security workers to be nicer.

  • No More Elite and First Class Airport Security Lanes? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:40 PM ET

    Legislation is being considered that would end the perk first class and airline elite passengers enjoy today — preferred security lines at airports nationwide.

  • Taking the Fast Track to the Boarding Gate Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 4:28 PM ET

    For harried business travelers, time is money. Many products and services are billed as ways to get you to the airport gate sooner. But does it pay to spend a few extra dollars to save time in the TSA security line?

  • Funniest Homeland Security Headline - Ever Friday, 13 Jan 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Luggage containing Tadalafil

    Airport security officials see a lot of things show up in our luggage. Spear guns and tear gas grenades. Snakes. Bathtubs?

  • Looking to Streamline Airport Security Screenings Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 9:50 AM ET
    A prototype of advance security screening system developed by IATA

    An airline lobbying group, the IATA hsa proposed a new concept for airport passengers, where travelers would stop only briefly to identify themselves before entering a tunnel-like structure where machines would screen them for metals, explosives and other banned items as they walked through, reports the New York Times.

  • 5 Dead as Small Plane Crashes in New Jersey     Tuesday, 20 Dec 2011 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports a small plane crashed on Route 287 in New Jersey, killing five people, including two investment bankers from New York City.

  • The World's Most Beautiful Airports Friday, 11 Nov 2011 | 3:33 PM ET

    Everyone has experienced it, and no one enjoys it: the airport delay. But there are some airports where you might decide that a longer-than-expected layover is not such a bad thing.

  • More Secure, But Probably No Safer Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 3:21 PM ET

    "I'm skeptical of anyone who can answer the question 'Are we safer?' with a simple yes or no," says Ward Thomas, a national security expert. "We are better in some ways, but not necessarily in others."

  • FAA's Future Up in the Air     Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 10:32 AM ET

    The FAA is seeking an extension on temporary funding to end a partial shutdown that's gone on for nearly two weeks. Insight with Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation.

  • Terrorists Look to Implant Bombs in Humans Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    The U.S. government has warned domestic and international airlines that some terrorists are considering surgically implanting explosives into humans to carry out attacks, The Associated Press has learned.

  • UK Blocks UPS Sites Over Security Friday, 17 Jun 2011 | 10:43 AM ET
    UPS

    Shipping company UPS has been barred from moving air cargo through some U.K. facilities because of security deficiencies, the British government said Friday.

  • Airports Say They Too Need to Raise Fees Tuesday, 14 Jun 2011 | 1:09 PM ET

    Representatives of the nation’s airports, who would like to be able to raise the limit on the $4.50 maximum charge that they can impose on each passenger who comes their way. the New York Times reports.

  • The niche—that includes James Bond-like tools such as infrared cameras, explosive detectors and body scanners—is expected to grow 12 percent annually through 2013, according to one analysis.