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Avoid Long Security Lines With the TSA's App
Lifehacker.com

Photo: Scott Olson ( Getty Images ) No one wants to wait in an hour-long security line, but it’s always a possibility—now more than ever. One app designed to show you wait times may help save you from the crowds. Nearly a month into the U.S. government shutdo… more…

How and When You Can Access The Biggest Upcoming Google Assistant Features
Lifehacker.com

Google’s aptly named AI helper, Google Assistant, is poised to have a great year in 2019. Not only will the digital assistant be spreading to numerous devices old and new, but there are a host of new features coming, too, several of which were shown off at CE… more…

Flaws in Amadeus’ airline booking system made it easy for hackers to change passenger records
TechCrunch

You might not know Amadeus by name, but hundreds of millions of travelers use it each year. Whether you’re traveling for work or vacation, most consumers book their flights through one of a handful of bespoke reservation systems used across the commercial avi… more…

Can Drones Be Good?
Gizmodo.com

It was a cool day in Dallas last November, when a small quadcopter lifted itself off the ground of an American Airlines hangar and buzzed towards a Boeing 777. The drone, a DJI Mavic Enterprise, had been outfitted with a spotlight, but otherwise looked a lot … more…

Nancy Pelosi, Chicago, Mary Oliver: Your Thursday Evening Briefing
The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. more…

Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Wonders if Cardi B Could End the Government Shutdown
The New York Times

After Cardi B posted a video urging President Trump to end the furlough for government workers, Trevor Noah wondered: “How cool would it be if Cardi B somehow ended the shutdown?” more…

Delta CEO says the government shutdown will cost them $25 million this month
Mashable

He blames the revenue loss on less travel by government contractors and employees. Read more... More about Ceo, Tsa, Delta Airlines, President Trump, and Government Shutdown more…

Apple books 50 daily flights to China, spends $150 million a year with a single airline
Mashable

The increasing cost of the latest iPhone models may be starting to make sense. An internal United promotional sign has leaked with details about the company’s top business accounts. The most notable takeaway: Apple spends $150 million a year with the airline.… more…

More Airports Close Checkpoints as T.S.A. No-Shows Rise During Shutdown
The New York Times

On the 24th day of the partial government shutdown, some of the nation’s busiest airports had to divert travelers because of a shortage of security agents. more…

Vows: She Crumbled the Fortress Around His Heart
The New York Times

From left, Gonzalo Ordovas and Manuel Ordovas (brothers of the bride), Sting, Simon Astaire, Pilar Ordovas, Mark Astaire (brother of the groom), Milo Astaire (the groom’s son) and the musician and composer Chris Botti. The couple were married at the Manhattan… more…

Storm to bring snow and ice to 115 million people in its path
CNN

A winter storm will unload a messy mix of heavy snow, strong winds and frigid temperatures across parts of the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend. more…

Winter storm forces flight cancellations and train delays as it moves east
CNN

Whether by car, train or airplane, Sunday travelers can expect significant delays and dangerous conditions because of a snowstorm moving east. more…

Hundreds of flights canceled as winter storms move across the US
CNN

A series of storms moving across the country will bring significant snow to the north and heavy rains to the south Friday and into the weekend. Roughly 100 million people are under some form of a winter storm watch, warning or advisory across the United State… more…

Plane carrying 129 skids off Chicago runway as huge storm hits midwest
The Guardian (AU)

One man reported killed on icy roads in Kansas Storm could bring up to 18in of snow to New England A plane carrying 129 people skidded from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City on Saturday, followi… more…

Ryanair issues profit warning as winter fares fall
The Guardian (AU)

Lower-fare environment will shake out more loss-making rivals, says Michael O’Leary Ryanair has issued its second profit warning in four months, blaming intense competition over the winter that prompted the Irish budget airline to cut fares. Profits for the y… more…

Winter Storm Grounds Flights, Delays Trains And Knocks Out Power
Npr.org

The storm barreled through New England after hitting the Midwest, creating havoc along some transportation routes. more…

Plus, Premier, or Priority: We break down which Southwest Airlines credit card gets flyers the most value
Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider may receive a commission from The Points Guy Affiliate Network. Southwest is currently running an epic deal that can be worth thousands of dollars toward your 2019 travel on the … more…

An Asian bird managed to stow itself on a business class flight from Singapore to London, and no one noticed it for 12 hours
Thisisinsider.com

A stowaway mynah bird was found in business class on a Singapore Airlines flight between Singapore and London last week. It was only discovered 12 hours into the 14-hour flight. Footage of the bird sitting on a headrest above passengers has gone viral on Face… more…

A Southwest flight caused an airport in Nebraska to close after it slid off the runway (LUV)
Business Insider

Southwest Airlines Flight 1643 slid off the runway at Eppley Airfield in Omaha on Friday, the airline confirmed in a statement to Business Insider. No injuries were reported. Eppley Airfield closed as a result of the incident, and all flights are suspended as… more…

Cathay Pacific accidentally sold first class seats worth $16,000 at a 90% discount for the second time in 2 weeks
Thisisinsider.com

Cathay Pacific Airways isn't having the best start to 2019. In its second blunder of the year, the airline sold first class tickets from Hong Kong to Portugal on Sunday for $1,512 instead of $16,000. It is apparently honouring the cheap prices. The news comes… more…