Late traveler arrested after trying to board flight at LAX | Man trying to board flight without ID arrested on bench warrant | KLM testing luggage-toting robot
July 13, 2018
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Man arrested in restricted area at Honolulu airport
State law enforcement authorities arrested a man on Thursday at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu, charging him with criminal trespass and promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. The man was spotted in a secure area of the airport.
KHNL-TV/KGMB-TV (Honolulu) (7/12) 
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Late traveler arrested after trying to board flight at LAX
A man who was late for his United Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport attempted to board the aircraft anyway and was stopped by employees. Airport police arrested the man and charged him with trespassing.
KABC-TV (Los Angeles) (7/12) 
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Man trying to board flight without ID arrested on bench warrant
A man who was trying to board a flight at Maryland's Salisbury Regional Airport without proper identification was taken into custody after a deputy attempting to verify his ID discovered a bench warrant for his arrest. The man was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and failure to appear.
WMDT-TV (Salisbury, Md.) (7/12) 
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Trends & Technology
KLM testing luggage-toting robot
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is testing a robotic trolley that can carry up to 85 pounds of luggage and guide travelers to the correct airport gate. The robot, named Care-E, is scheduled to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and San Francisco International Airport later this year.
TravelPulse (7/12) 
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N.C. airport expansion means more gates for American Airlines
The expansion of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina will create new gates, some of which will go to American Airlines, which operates a hub at the airport. The $2.5 billion expansion will include a a fourth parallel runway, expanded concourses and a new terminal.
Forbes (7/12) 
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Safety Matters Spotlight
Atlanta airport perimeter breached twice in 2 weeks
Two people in two weeks scaled perimeter fencing at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, drawing new attention to a weak spot in security at the facility. The airport has inspected the fence and is considering new security technology such as infrared motion detectors.
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)/Cox Newspapers (7/12) 
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Airport Ops Spotlight
Ill. airport to receive $2M FAA grant
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the University of Illinois Willard Airport a $2 million Airport Improvement Program grant to be used to complete a taxiway reconstruction.
WAND-TV (Decatur, Ill.) (7/11) 
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Director looking to bring airline service to Fla. airport
Gene Conrad, executive director of Lakeland Linder International Airport in Florida, wants to hire a consultant to help convince a commercial airline to start service at the facility.
The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.) (7/12) 
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