Taking shoes off at the airport is a pain for travelers, but help could be on the way
As millions of people prepare to travel and navigate security checkpoints at airports this week across the United States, one element that can be a nuisance is having to take one’s shoes off while going through a security line.
American Airlines plans 19,000 furloughs, layoffs in October
FILE - In this May 28, 2020 file photo, travelers check in at the American Airlines terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. American Airlines says it will furlough or lay off 19,000 employees in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File )DALLAS American Airlines said Tuesday it will eliminate 19,000 jobs in October as it struggles with a sharp downturn in travel because of the pandemic. U.S. air travel plunged 95% by April, a few weeks after the first significant coronavirus outbreaks in the United States. In March, passenger airlines got $25 billion from the government to save jobs for six months, and American was the biggest beneficiary, receiving $5.8 billion.
United and other US airlines get more serious on face mask requirements
(CNN) -- US airline passengers who figured face mask enforcements had more bark than bite could end up getting bit later this week. If you refuse to wear a face mask starting June 18, you could find yourself on a restricted travel list. If you don't have a face covering, United flight attendants will offer you one. But a major union representing flight attendants said last week the current approach was not working. United Airlines began doing that last week.
San Francisco-area airports among the worst for perimeter security
An investigation conducted by The Associated Press found that San Francisco International Airport has had the most perimeter breaches in the past decade while Mineta San Jose International Airport had the fifth-most. Andria Borba of CBS San Francisco reports on efforts to improve security and stop the breaches.cbsnews.com