airports

New Orleans opens $1B airport terminal

For all the perfect Dooky Chase gumbo, Sazerac cocktails and live jazz that bathe New Orleans in unmatched flavors and rhythm, the Big Easy's 60-year-old airport passenger terminal left much to be desired.

New technology enables plane to land itself

Last summer in Australia, a man taking flying lessons for the first time was forced to land a small aircraft when his instructor passed out at the controls. Everyone was okay, but it was a harrowing incident that might have been avoided had the airplane been able to land on its own.

Some protest supporters in Hong Kong have had enough

For most of the summer, 25-year-old Jose was an ardent supporter of the protests raging in Hong Kong. Even when demonstrations became increasingly violent, she defended the protesters themselves -- they were provoked, or were fighting for a greater good, she would argue.

Olga is bringing heavy rain to the Gulf Coast

Even as power was fully restored late Saturday morning at New Orleans' main airport, nearly 84,000 customers in the region were still without electricity as the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga moved across the Gulf Coast.

Flying 10,200 miles in nearly 20 hours

And we have takeoff. A research flight set to test human limits on long-haul flights during what will be the first commercial flight to travel non-stop from New York to Sydney has departed John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Survivor helps airlines stop human trafficking

When you're passing through an airport, you're usually focused on getting through the security line quickly, on whether your flight's on time, or on the vacation or business meeting waiting for you at your destination.

TSA trauma for transgender travelers

For Rev. Yunus Coldman, an interfaith minister and a New York-based transgender man, the anxiety of going through a TSA checkpoint starts days before he arrives at the airport.

'Serial stowaway' arrested again

The woman who has been nicknamed a "serial stowaway" for her repeated attempts to sneak onto flights without boarding passes was arrested again, Chicago authorities said.

China's largest airport hotel opens

Given the size of the high-tech new Daxing International Airport in Beijing, which opened in late September, it's only fitting that the airport's only in-terminal hotel is equally as grand.