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Whistleblower says US airports becoming unsafe as TSA relaxes security

A whistleblower with the Transportation Security Administration is sounding the alarm about loosened security at US airports, charging that top TSA officials have prioritized speed over security by reducing the sensitivity of metal detectors, disabling technology on some X-ray machines, issuing orders to keep the baggage conveyor belts moving in certain circumstances and ordering policy changes that result in fewer pat-downs.

Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine the entire scenario with one additional annoyance: Loud talkers yammering into their cell phones at 35,000 feet.

Cathay Pacific will cut capacity as Hong Kong protests continue

Shares of Cathay Pacific opened down 1.6% in Hong Kong on Wednesday after the city's flagship airline recorded yet another dismal month and said it would reduce capacity next year. But the stock reversed direction in mid-morning trade and was last up 0.2%.

Indian military deployed as protests rage against citizenship bill

Troops have been deployed to India's ethnically diverse northeastern states of Assam and Tripura, amid violent protests against the passing of a controversial and far-reaching law that offers a path to Indian citizenship for non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countr

Southwest Airlines to share Boeing proceeds with employees

Boeing is going to be paying its airline customers billions of dollars to compensate for the months-long grounding of the 737 Max. At least one of those airlines, Southwest, said Thursday it will share some of that money with its employees.

US scraps flights to 9 Cuban destinations

Starting Tuesday, it will be even harder for Americans to visit Cuba as a Trump administration mandate to US airlines to cut flights to nine destinations on the island takes effect.