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  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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

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

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    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?

  • Luggage containing Tadalafil

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Delta Bullish & Expanding Services

    News of Delta adding more than 100 new flights and 29 destinations is creating a buzz for customers and job seekers. Richard Anderson, Delta CEO discusses the new services.

  • Located in Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, near the island of Tierra del Fuego, this airport's beauty is a function of its natural setting. Flights come in low over the Andes Mountains, crossing the northern plains, smooth hills and mountain topography. The airport is a common gateway to Patagonia and the Antarctic. From the outside the glass building reflects the sun; inside timber frames the spacious main building.

    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.

  • The World Since 9/11

    The world has been through the most extraordinary decade, Richard Fenning, CEO of Control Risks, told CNBC.

  • The Impact on Airlines since 9/11

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau, Michael Boyd, Boyd Group Aviation, and Mike Miller, Miller Air Group discuss a changed airlines business strategy since 9/11, from Chicago O'Hare airport.

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    "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 in Limbo

    Discussing the FAA standoff and why Congress can't get the deal done, with CNBC's Hampton Pearson; Randy Babbitt, FAA Administrator; Jared Bernstein. Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, and Armstrong Williams, television and radio host.

  • LaHood: FAA Grounded

    Discussing the impasse over FAA funding and its impact on the nation's airports and infrastructure, with Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary Of Transportation.

  • President Obama Speaks Out on FAA

    President Obama urges Congress to break the impasse over FAA funding and speaks out on the damaging impact the debt limit fight has had on the economy.

  • Turbulent Times for FAA

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the agency's desperate need for cash and its partial shutdown, with Robert Poole, Reason Foundation, and Gordon Bethune, former Continental Airlines chairman/CEO.

  • FAA's Future Up in the Air

    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.

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    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.