NEWS Workers at major NYC airports to go on strike

Seven hundred workers, including baggage handlers, cleaners and customer service agents at three New York-area airports are going on strike. The airport workers at Newark Liberty International Airport walked off the job at 9 p.m. Tuesday in a labor dispute with their employer, PrimeFlight, a subcontractor for several airlines. The workers are alleging unfair labor…

NEWS Evacuation at Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center delayed flights around Washington region

An evacuation at a Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va. delayed hundreds of flights around the region Monday night, authorities said. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said there were ground stops at all three major airports in the region, meaning inbound flights didn’t take off from their origins for hours. Loudoun…

NEWS US laptop ban lifted on Qatar Airways

From Thursday, customers of Qatar Airways leaving Hamad International Airport will be able to take their electronic devices on board with them when travelling to the United States. “Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport have met with all requirements of the US Department of Homeland Security’s new security guidelines, and we would like to express…