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Fort Worth-based American Airlines plans to add 700 flight attendants to its Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport hub, an airline spokeswoman confirmed.

The reason goes back to the airline's merger with US Airways in 2013: American Airlines flight attendants could only fly on original American Airlines planes, not US Airways. 

Security checkpoint lanes remain empty inside Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. The checkpoint has been closed several days due to staffing issues.
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The percentage of TSA airport screeners missing work has hit 10 percent as the partial government shutdown stretches into its fifth week.

The Transportation Security Administration said Monday that Sunday's absence rate compared to 3.1 percent on the comparable Sunday a year ago.

TexRail Is Finally Here — Here's How It Works

Jan 10, 2019
TexRail, D/FW's newest train line, runs from downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport.
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TexRail — the brand-new commuter rail line from Fort Worth to DFW International Airport — opened in January to more than 11,000 passengers. In the first 12 days of service, nearly 55,000 passengers have used new commuter rail service, according to Trinity Metro. Ready to take your ride? Here is what you need to know.

A TSA officer looks at a monitor while checking a bag in the screening lane at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, May 25, 2016, in Atlanta. In 2017, TSA found more guns in carry-ons at the airport than at any other.
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More than 771 million people passed through airport security across the country last year. And mixed in among the liquids and wrapped presents, Transportation Security Administration agents are finding something else in passengers’ carry-ons: thousands of loaded guns.

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Nearly 4,000 guns were discovered in carry-on bags at security checkpoints in U.S. airports last year, the Transportation Security Administration reports.

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There's a huge parking garage taking shape at Dallas Love Field airport that will provide 5,000 more spaces. It was designed by Dallas-based architecture firm, Corgan.

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President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on citizens and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries caused chaos at airports around the country — including Dallas-Fort International Airport. 

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Officials say nine people were released Sunday after they were detained overnight at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in the wake of President Donald Trump's travel ban barring citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entry into the U.S.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Ag Commissioner Sid Miller is a standout disseminator of “fake news”; what’s next for the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund; Fort Worth symphony management and musicians reach an agreement; and more.

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A record number of airline passengers were caught last year trying to take guns on planes, and most of the weapons were loaded, federal officials say.

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Among those shocked by what happened Friday in Paris: Sihem Bouhallouf. She lives in the Paris suburbs and was visiting her Dallas-based employer when the attacks happened.

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The news Thursday that more than 700 people were trampled to death in Mecca cast a shadow over the start to the Muslim holiday Eid. It’s three days of gift-giving, family gatherings and prayer.

A Collin County Muslim woman is using a technique from Christmas traditions to make Eid brighter for refugee families in North Texas.

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More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group. 

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A little travel tech could help you get to your turkey on time.

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When it comes to airport food and drinks, Dallas/Fort Worth International is No. 1.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: lots of guns are confiscated at Dallas-Fort Worth International; former President George W. Bush promotes his new book; Glenn Back has been in a lot of pain; and more.

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You can now take a DART train all the way to DFW International Airport.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s an app for dealing with bad college roommates, Bitcoin gains some traction in Texas, the Transportation Security Administration confiscates the most firearms from DFW International Airport, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Collin County wishes it had received some of the 10-inch downpours from yesterday’s storms, an old Disney billboard is up for auction, restaurant owners have some beef with Mary Kay convention-goers, and more.

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DFW International Airport became a playground for two travelers in a video that has gone viral.

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DART trains will soon be arriving at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The train service starts Aug. 18. 

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Round the clock, D/FW International Airport employees are scouring the grounds looking for dangerous intruders. Not human terrorists. Those with feathers.

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After years of 20, 30,  even 60 minute lines or longer at DFW Airport after getting back from abroad, those lines are now a lot shorter. The airport unveiled a new automated passport kiosk system.

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Robert Hsueh, the D/FW International Airport board chair who was a longtime leader of the North Texas Asian-American community, has died.  

Hsueh, 63, died earlier this month from bone cancer.  

“Robert connected our Asian community with corporate America, and gave opportunities to our members in terms of procurement, contracting, doing business with the different public agencies here in the Metroplex, and most especially with the airport,” Galileo Jumaoas, president of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, told KERA.

DFW International Airport

Forty years ago today, DFW International Airport opened.

At first, DFW had three runways, three terminals and just 66 gates. How things have changed: Today, DFW is the world's eighth-busiest airport and has fueled North Texas’ growth.

The airport is marking its anniversary by designating an arriving American Airlines flight from Little Rock this afternoon as the 40th anniversary flight. DFW greeted the flight with a “shower of affection” water cannon salute. Passengers received yellow Texas roses, commemorating the greeting that DFW's first arriving customers received.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: DFW International Airport ranks No. 2 for most confiscated guns; Dallas police chief David Brown loves Twitter; Denton’s Midlake gets more love, and more:

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The North Texas weekend rain never turned to ice and sleet as predicted. Still, 480 flights were canceled out of D/FW International Airport Sunday and Monday in anticipation of the winter storm. Now, it’s mostly back to normal. As the remaining stranded passengers get on their way, the airport’s also gearing up for the year’s busiest travel season.

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The billion dollar DFW Connector project is almost finished, nine months ahead of schedule. Officials celebrate this morning with a ceremony in Grapevine.

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Update:  The Solar Impulse project says all of its scheduled open houses for Saturday at DFW are full.  If they add other open houses the information will appear on their website solarimpulse.com

Solar Impulse touched down at DFW International early this morning at 1:08 a.m.  

The Phoenix-Dallas flight of more than 800 miles is the longest yet for the aircraft which is on a coast-to-coast trip to raise awareness about the capabilities of renewable energy.

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Update, 5:50 p.m. : Tuesday's computer glitch grounded American Airlines for several hours and put the plans of thousands of stranded travelers on hold. KERA's Bill Zeeble talked to a few of them ​at DFW Airport's terminal C. 

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