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  • Expedited Airport Security Program 'PreCheck' Expands Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
    tsa patdown

    The Transportation Security Administration's "PreCheck" expedited security screening program expanded to more airports and airlines this week.

  • Faster, Better Airport Security May Not Be Far Off Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    High-tech, faster airport security designed to identify travelers via fingerprints and iris scans may not be far off, the airline industry says. Obstacles, though, remain.

  • Want Free Airport Wi-Fi? LAX Says Yes With a Hitch Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Los Angeles International Airport this summer will be joining the list of U.S. airports that offers free Wi-Fi service.

  • A new smartphone app allows travelers to file an immediate complaint with the Transportation Security Administration if they feel mistreated during checkpoint screening.

  • Delayed: San Francisco International Airport Options Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    San Francisco Int'l Airport

    If you're delayed at San Francisco International Airport, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and activities, including the nation's only airport yoga room.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    A new $1.4 billion international terminal, featuring airy windows and eye-popping artwork, opened Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city and Delta Air Lines hope to attract globe-trotters with new features and services.

  • 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.

  • Surveying the Damage in Texas     Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:22 AM ET

    Multiple tornadoes hit the Dallas area yesterday, and CNBC's Bertha Coombs surveys the damage.

  • 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.