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TSA Arrests Florida Man with Loaded Revolver at Newark Liberty International Airport

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Newark NJ, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials made a startling discovery during routine security screenings at Newark Liberty International Airport . A Florida man was arrested after a revolver with four bullets was found concealed in his carry-on bag.

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Strong Winds Force United flight to Divert from Newark

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Newark NJ, on Friday, a United Airlines flight originating from Tel Aviv and destined for Newark Airport was redirected to Stewart International Airport in New York due to turbulent weather conditions.

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The Port Authority Sets Record For Airport Passengers and Cargo Traffic in November

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Newark NJ, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that the agency’s airports saw their busiest November on record, bolstered by a record-breaking Thanksgiving travel period. Port Authority airports remain on pace for their busiest year ever. Additionally, the PATH commuter railroad recorded its highest monthly total as a percentage compared to 2019 passenger levels, traffic at the bridges and tunnels continued to achieve pre-pandemic levels, and the Port of New York and New Jersey continued outpacing its 2019 cargo activity, closing 2023 as the nation’s second busiest port for loaded containers.

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WalletHub Report: 2023’s Best & Worst Airlines

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Newark NJ, with airline ticket prices having gone up 25% last year, outpacing inflation, WalletHub today released its report on 2023’s Best Airlines, as well as expert commentary. WalletHub’s study focuses not just on price but also many other aspects of the air travel experience, such as safety, delays, baggage issues, animal incidents and more.

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FAA Outage: Best and Worst Cities to be Stuck for a Long Layover

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Ridgewood NJ, major airlines expect further delays after more than 7,000 flights in and out of the U.S. were delayed and more than 800 were canceled as of Wednesday.

But which cities typically experience the worst delays, and where could stranded passengers take advantage of the extra time?

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Normal air traffic operations are resuming gradually across the United States following an overnight outage to the FAA’s Flight Computer System

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Newark Nj, at 715 am the FAA was still working to fully restore the Notice to Air Missions system following an outage. The FAA has ordered airlines to pause all domestic departures until 9 a.m. Eastern Time to allow the agency to validate the integrity of flight and safety information.

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24% of U.S. flights have been delayed due to the surge in travel demand (dubbed ‘revenge travel’) following pandemic restrictions being eased

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  • 2 in 3 travelers said they believe flight cancellations have become ‘the new norm’.
  • 53% also said they’re more likely to travel to their destination by road instead of plane.
  • 65% don’t believe the Department of Transport is doing enough to help travelers.
  • Interactive map showing cancellation compensation across America.

Newark NJ, Within just the first six months of 2022, nearly a quarter (24%) of U.S. flights have been delayed, of which the consequences have been exacerbated due to the surge in travel demand (dubbed ‘revenge travel‘) following pandemic restrictions being eased. By July, more flight cancellations had occurred thana there were throughout the entirety of 2021. The Department of Transportation has said airlines should bear the brunt of the blame due to flight overscheduling, followed by confusing guidelines on compensating passengers in refunds or vouchers for these inconveniences.

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Travel Snack Surtax: The average New Jersey family spends $250 on airport food & drinks due to flight delays, reveals data

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  • This is equivalent to 48% of their flight ticket costs.
  • Families flying out of Delaware airports spend the most on food & drinks.
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Newark NJ, Airport Armageddon: A surge in flight delays this summer has created chaos in airports around America, with the delay domino effect leaving travelers spending more time (and money) inside airports while they await their unpredictable departure. Airports are infamously renowned for their massively marked-up food and drink charges. In fact, an outrageously-priced $28 beer from a vendor at LaGuardia Airport recently made headlines due to its alarming cost. For passengers on standby (and who perhaps weren’t expecting to spend much money at the airport), flight delays can result in unforeseen, but unavoidably exorbitant, purchases of meals, snacks, and drinks. This can rack up significant costs – especially for traveling families – and particularly so if there are specific dietary requirements that are necessary.

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The top 5 benefits of using an airport transfer service

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When booking a holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is how you’re going to get to and from the airport. An airport transfer service takes all the stress out of travel, getting you safely to your destination without any fuss. Here are just five of the top benefits of using an airport transfer service.  Continue reading The top 5 benefits of using an airport transfer service

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TSA No Longer Enforcing Mask Mandate for Travel after a Federal Judge in Florida Struck Down CDC Directive

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Newark NJ, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is no longer enforcing the federal government’s mask mandate for travel after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) directive.

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Senate Votes To End Airplane Masking

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Newark NJ, on Wednesday March 16th the US Senate Voted to end airline mask mandates. The proper policy is let each airline decide for itself whether it wants to require passengers to wear masks. Then flyers can choose for themselves whether they want to book flights on planes that either do or don’t require masks  The market works. That is how Senator Rand Paul sees it as well. He brought an amendment to the floor yesterday ending federal masks requirements on planes. It passed 57-40.

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TSA Extends Airplane Mask Mandate Through April 18

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Newark NJ, United Airlines, citing a steep decline in Covid-19 cases, told staff Thursday that it will allow unvaccinated workers to return to their jobs starting March 28, a shift from a company that had one of the country’s strictest inoculation mandates.

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5G Rollout Has Nations Airports on Edge

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Newark NJ, Warnings of a “catastrophic disruption” to the air travel industry have subsided, for now  as AT&T and Verizon rolled out their 5G coverage countrywide Wednesday . The 5G coverage however won’t happen near  some airports.

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Thanksgiving  is the Busiest Travel Time of the Year, be Safe

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Ridgewood NJ, you may notice an increased presence of New Jersey Transit Police Officers during your holiday travels. While New Jersey Transit Police continue to harden and protect the system, they ask that you remain vigilant. Let them know if you see something that doesn’t look right. Text us 24/7 at 65873 or call us at 1-888-TIPS-NJT (1-888-847-7658).⁣

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