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8/23/2017

United Airlines is opening a a luxury restaurant at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport which requires an invitation to dine. The restaurant, CLASSIFIED, seats only 36 customers and offers high-end menu items, including a $98 tomahawk ribeye steak.

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8/23/2017

Alaska Airlines is switching to a satellite-based Wi-Fi for its fleet through Gogo 2Ku, which will replace the current air-to-ground Wi-Fi service. The airline will install the service in up to 50 planes before 2019 and plans to equip its entire Alaska and Virgin America mainline fleet by the end of 2020.

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8/23/2017

Hawaiian Airlines and the artist Wyland have reached an agreement to redo two iconic murals of humpback whales that decorate a building near the Honolulu airport. Wyland will spend a week repainting the murals and says he plans to add in more native Hawaiian wildlife.

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8/23/2017

JetBlue Airways plans to launch daily nonstop flights between Syracuse Hancock International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport, beginning Jan. 4, 2018. The airline hopes the added flights will encourage travelers to visit Boston or take a connecting flight from Logan.

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8/23/2017

A4A members got in on the historical action earlier this week around the solar eclipse, with some offering a front-row view to the main event and others supporting the excitement with special pictures and a look behind the scenes at the company which processed 10,000 eclipse glasses a day leading up to the big day.

8/23/2017

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has thrown out a First Amendment claim brought against a Transportation Security Administration supervisor. The claim against TSA supervisor Charles Kieser was brought by a passenger who felt he was treated unfairly during a 2013 screening at Philadelphia International Airport.

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8/23/2017

A man who pointed a fake gun at police in May at Florida's Orlando International Airport will serve ten months in jail. Michael Pettigrew faced charges of carrying a concealed weapon and aggravated assault against a police officer.

8/23/2017

A loaded Ruger pistol was found in a passenger's bag Sunday at a checkpoint in Colorado's Durango-La Plata County Airport. It's the third time a loaded weapon has been found in the airport this year, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

8/23/2017

Four loaded guns were discovered within 10 days at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City, the Transportation Security Administration reported. All four guns were carried by different passengers and were found by X-ray inspection at various checkpoints.

8/23/2017

The Transportation Security Administration installed a new $1.5 million body scanner at Pitt-Greenville Airport in North Carolina last week. The machine is the newest and best body scanner available, according to Michael England, national spokesman for the TSA.