AAA expects 50.9 million travelers to hit the roads, rails and sky for Thanksgiving journeys of at least 50 miles. The busy travel week comes after CBS News learned security screeners missed prohibited items at least 70 percent of the time at airport checkpoints during undercover testing. New TSA Administrator David Pekoske joins "CBS This Morning" with more on what the TSA is doing to keep travelers safe.
People flying all U.S.-bound flights will experience new security measures starting today. The stricter rules are aimed at responding to threats of hidden explosives. People from the U.S. and other countries could be interviewed by airline employees and face more detailed inspections of their electronic devices. Jericka Duncan reports.
Rebuilding costs after three major hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean could reach hundreds of billions of dollars. The impact of the storms could linger for years, affecting tourism and local economies. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what people need to know about traveling to the affected areas and why the cost of going to the Caribbean's unaffected islands will go up.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is under fire for his expensive, taxpayer-funded travel aboard government and private charter jets. Trips by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have also drawn criticism. Major Garrett reports.
CBS News' Julianna Goldman reported Tuesday that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took an expensive military flight in June, and a charter flight in August. On Wednesday, Goldman learned Pruitt flew within his home state of Oklahoma on a private plane in July. That trip cost taxpayers more than $14,000.
Delta Air Lines offers more than 15,000 flights everyday and carries more than 180 million passengers a year. CEO Ed Bastian, who joined Delta in 1998, took over as chief executive officer in May 2016. Only on "CBS This Morning," Bastian discusses Delta's new in-flight messaging service and the challenges the airline is facing in its Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.