Expect Delays Today
||:: Late-Breaking News
(Posted: Aug 10, 2006)
Some U.S. flights to the UK were canceled today, and passengers at nearly all U.S. airports should expect delays in the wake of reports of a foiled terror plot.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has banned carry-on baggage on flights from the UK to the United States, and liquids, gels or lotions have been banned form carry-on luggage on all domestic flights. Baby formula and medicines are exempt from the ban, but must be screened by security personnel.
Airlines have asked passengers to arrive at the airport at least two hours before domestic flights.
American Airlines has canceled six flights between London's Heathrow airport and New York, Chicago and Boston. United Airlines told Reuters it was expecting delays of more than two hours on flights from London. Delta Air Lines said its flights to London Gatwick were operating normally.
Most carriers have waived fees for excess baggage or ticket changes.
In New York, Newark Airport appears to be experiencing the longest delays, due to its relatively small size.
In Boston?s Logan Airport, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has deployed the Massachusetts National Guard to aid security, and says that additional screening checkpoints are being set up to ease congestion.
In Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Los Angeles, lines reportedly are long but moving.
In Denver, wait times have been reduced from 75 to 45 minutes.
(Sources: CNN, Reuters, News Reports)
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