‘Oversight on my part’: Judge Speedlin Gonzalez found with loaded gun at San Antonio International Airport
A loaded handgun was found in the carry-on luggage of Bexar County Court 13 Judge Rosie Speedlin Gonzalez at San Antonio International Airport last week, records obtained Tuesday by KSAT Investigates confirm.
When can you travel after getting a COVID-19 vaccine?
But for those who are waiting to get a COVID-19 vaccine, when is a good time to take that trip to paradise? Millions of people have been vaccinated in the United States, but there is still a long way to go until a majority of the country is fully vaccinated. The CDC still recommends that travel should only be something you do if it’s absolutely necessary, especially if you are not fully vaccinated. Now the question remains: What should you do once you are fully vaccinated? If you’re fully vaccinated and decide to travel, the CDC recommends you take all of the same steps to protect yourself from COVID-19 that an unvaccinated person would.
TSA enforcing face masks for all public transportation passengers until May
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has implemented a new policy regarding the use of face masks. Starting Tuesday all travelers are required to wear face masks while in airports, bus and rail stations, as well as while on passenger aircraft, public transportation, passenger railroads, and over-the-road buses operating on scheduled fixed-routes. The requirement is expected to remain in effect until May 11, according to TSA officials. “TSA will fully comply with the President’s Executive Orders, CDC guidance and the DHS National Emergency determination to ensure healthy and secure travel across all transportation sectors. AdVisit TSA.gov for more information about face mask requirements.
Most major US airlines ban guns in luggage for DC flights
Delta, United and Alaska airlines said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 they will bar passengers flying to Washington from putting guns in checked bags. Delta Air Lines was the first to announce Thursday that it will prohibit checking guns to Washington-area airports and was soon followed by United, Alaska and American. American Airlines is bringing back a ban on serving alcohol on flights to and from the Washington area — flights go dry starting Saturday through next Thursday. Price also said that it is “a good idea” to prohibit passengers from putting guns in checked bags if they are flying to Washington. Federal law allows passengers to put guns in checked baggage if they are unloaded and in a locked, hard-sided case, although airlines have the discretion to ban guns.
Do you have a star on the top of your drivers license? You now have until October 2021 to get it
Do you have a star on the top of your drivers license? ... States require a 12-month delay and that the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is (now) October 1, 2021." To recap: Starting Oct. 1, 2021, every air traveler 18 years of age and older will need a REAL ID-compliant drivers license, state-issued enhanced drivers license, or another acceptable form of ID to fly within the U.S. For information by state, including where to obtain a REAL ID, visit the DHS REAL ID website and click or tap on your state on the map. Read more: REAL ID FAQs
TSA shows how many people are flying right now, and what you should expect while traveling
According to Transportation Security Administration data, in March, the number of fliers was already significantly lower than the year before. According to TSA, this week, airports recorded the highest number of travelers since the coronavirus pandemic began. On Tuesday, the administration showed there were 441,255 travelers at airports in the U.S., compared to June 7, 2019, at 2,225,952 travelers. Passengers are encouraged to wear facial protection, and all TSA agents at security will be wearing facial coverings. Tell us how you feel about air travel amid the coronavirus pandemic in the comment section below.