Starting Monday, all cargo loaded onto flights from five mostly Muslim countries will be subject to new screening procedures. The decision comes amid growing concern that terrorists could get a bomb onto a plane headed for the United States. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports.
The TSA is taking emergency action on air cargo from five predominantly Muslim countries as part of an effort to stay ahead of potential terror plots targeting aircraft. The new order covers all U.S.-bound commercial and cargo flights from seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and six airlines are affected. Kris Van Cleave reports.
The tourism industry is worried about a new government system that warns of unsafe travel destinations. The new feature rates every country in terms of safety on a four-point scale. Previously, the State Department issued warnings and alerts about specific nations. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning" to explain the concern and confusion.
Passengers at John F. Kennedy International Airport have been dealing with a travel nightmare after last week's winter storm caused cancellations, and then a water main break temporarily shut down power. But as CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports, the headache could be a sign of other infrastructure issues.
New York's busiest airport is working to return to normal after days of mayhem for stranded passengers. A water main burst flooded most of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday. Between that and the winter weather, more than five hundred flights were canceled since Thursday. Kris Van Cleave reports.
For millions it feels like it's been an "ice age" since temperatures were above freezing. The two-week cold spell is finally thawing, but more snow and sleet are on the way Monday. However, Sunday temperatures hit some record lows: -3 in Atlantic City, N.J., breaking the record set on this day in 1884. It's -10 in Hartford, Conn., where it hasn't been this cold since 1912. Boston hit 2 below zero, the coldest January since 1896. Meg Oliver reports on this big chill.
There are wind chill advisories and warnings Saturday night from Georgia to Maine. Saturday, New York City airports tied and broke single-digit record lows -- not factoring in the wind. Chicago recorded 12 straight days below 20 degrees. Coastal communities like Duxbury, Mass. -- which flooded during Thursday's Nor'easter-- are locked in a deep freeze. Before the thaw, it's going to get worse, with temperatures bottoming out overnight. CBS News' Brook Silva Braga reports.
Travel website Kayak launched its annual "Travel Hacker Guide" where a team of data scientists and experts analyzed the site's more than 1.5 billion searches to determine where to go and when to book. Their findings show January is the least expensive month to travel within the U.S. For international travel, try March. Kayak's vice president of marketing, David Solomito, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the top destinations for 2018, budget-friendly cities, and how far in advance you should book for the best deal.