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An air traffic controller monitors flights (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Air Traffic Tower Closures Will Strip Safety Net

The planned shutdown of nearly 240 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra layer of safety during takeoffs and landings, leaving pilots to manage the most critical stages of flight on their own.

03/15/2013

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks during the White House daily briefing (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Gov’t: Budget Cuts Already Causing Airport Delays

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O’Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts.

03/04/2013

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

National Airport Sets Passenger Record, Dulles Traffic Drops

Two airports that serve the Washington region have released their passenger travel statistics for 2012. Travel was up at Reagan National, but down a bit at Dulles Airport.

02/21/2013

An empty baggage return area is seen at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (Photo credit: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Airports Returning To Normal After Northeast Storm

Airports in New York and Boston were ramping up service Sunday, as they attempted to return to normal operations following a massive snowstorm that crippled parts of the East Coast and led to thousands of flight delays and cancellations.

02/10/2013

The terminal at Washington/Dulles International Airport. Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images

D.C. Region Airports Get a New Accountability Officer

The board that manages the Washington area’s two airports is getting a new internal watchdog.

01/15/2013

A flooded street, caused by Hurricane Sandy, is seen on Oct. 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

US Roads, Airports Not Prepared To Deal With Extreme Weather Catastrophes

The nation’s lifelines — its roads, airports, railways and transit systems — are getting hammered by extreme weather beyond what their builders imagined, leaving states and cities searching for ways to brace for more catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.

11/22/2012

Dulles airport building in Washington D.C. (credit: Andrew Holt/GettyImages)

28 More Airports Will Test Lower-Hassle Screening

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new passenger screening program to make check-in more convenient for certain travelers is being expanded to 28 more major U.S. airports, the government said Wednesday. There will be no cost to […]

02/08/2012

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Best Ways To Kill Time At DCA

Next time your plane gets delayed, explore what Reagan National Airport (DCA) has to offer.

02/04/2012

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