If you're sleeping at the airport, chances are something went very wrong with your travel plans. Whether you were late for an international flight, missed a connection or maybe your plane got held up in another city with bad weather. Whatever the reason, if you're forced to sleep in public, airports aren't usually the best place to rest up. And there are some really, really bad airports out there. That's according to a new survey conducted Sleeping in Airports (and common sense).
After a shooting that killed at least five people Friday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., told CNN that when people bunch up in the airport, like at terminals or in security, it creates a "soft target." Nelson, who has told multiple networks that a man named Esteban Santiago was taken into custody, also advocated for the use of trained dogs for additional security. UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. EST -- The Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed on Twitter at least five people were killed in a shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., told NBC a man named Esteban Santiago was in police custody. The situation appeared to be ongoing.
British Prime Minster David Cameron said he was "shocked" and "concerned" by the explosions Tuesday. He added that the United Kingdom would do everything it can to help. He also said he will chair an emergency response meeting in Brussels over the event later in the day. Meanwhile, public broadcaster RTBF said that tram, train and the metro networks in Brussels have been shut down due to the explosions at the airport and the metro station. UPDATE: 4:53 a.m. EDT -- A local Belgian news network, VRT, said the death toll from the bomb explosions at the Brussels airport has risen to 13, while at least 35 people were injured.
The TSA has been using CT scanners to screen airline passengers' luggage since last year -- early tests of the technology have been taking place in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport. But now, the agency has shared its plans for CT technology going forward, including expansions into additional airports. American Airlines announced earlier this month that a CT scanner was being set up in New York's JFK airport and the TSA says Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport are among those that will have CT scanners in the near future. "TSA is committed in getting the best technology to enhance security and improve the screening experience," TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement. "Use of CT technology substantially improves TSA's threat detection capability at the checkpoint.