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Republicans in Congress file suit to end mask mandate for air travel

Seventeen Republican members of Congress, including Arizona’s Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, have sued the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seeking an end to the federal rule requiring passengers on commercial flights and in airports to wear masks.... Read more»

Texas sues CDC to stop mask mandates on planes

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Irving, are suing the Biden administration to end mask mandates on planes that requires travelers to wear masks while using public transportation services or facilities, including airports and subway stations. ... Read more»

Worried about traveling with unvaccinated kids? 6 questions answered on managing the risks

Across the U.S., COVID-19 cases are rising again - primarily in unvaccinated populations - and given the rise in cases and the inability to vaccinate young children, many parents are concerned about managing the risks of traveling this summer.... Read more»

Airport, TSA officials say as passengers return, so do security delays

Due to the low volume of travelers during the pandemic, getting through security and the preboarding process was quick and easy, but today the process is a bit more difficult, with more than 4.8 million passengers boarding flights at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport in the past four months alone.... Read more»

As air travel increases, so do concerns about COVID-19 safety measures

With vaccination efforts in full force, airlines and airports are on their way to bouncing back from a year in which passenger traffic fell as much as 96% because of the pandemic, officials told a Senate panel Wednesday. But safety concerns still remain.... Read more»

Airlines, CDC work to more quickly track passengers exposed to coronavirus

Passenger information gets checked and re-checked at airports all over the world, but when it comes to tracking COVID-19, that data has, at times, taken days to reach health officials. ... Read more»

Is flying getting more dangerous?

Is it still safe to fly? That’s a question many frequent fliers are asking themselves after Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday, killing all 150 passengers and crew on board.... Read more»

McCain wants hearing on allowing knives on planes

Sen. John McCain is calling for a congressional hearing into the Transportation Safety Administration's decision to allow small knives on planes.... Read more»

Travel

Tucson ranked No. 3 in small airports

Tucson International Airport finished No. 3 among small North American airports in a new survey. Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix ranks No. 5 in the large category.... Read more»1

Minneapolis

Delta adds second Twin Cities flight

Delta Air Lines will add a second nonstop flight to Minneapolis begining Feb. 12.... Read more»1

Transportation Security Administration

Air marshals dogged by discrimination complaints

Some in the Federal Air Marshal Service say discrimination and retaliation distracts them from their mission of stopping terrorists and protecting passengers. ... Read more»