Airlines are starting to test facial recognition devices in some airports around the country. They're hoping the technology could improve safety, speed up the boarding process, and even replace the need to carry a passport. But the devices are also raising questions about privacy. Kris Van Cleave reports.
A recent survey found international travel bookings jumped 44 percent for early 2018. Despite the expected rise, Americans are more frustrated by air travel. Americans say they avoided an estimated 32 million trips last year because of rising fees, flight changes, crowds, and long lines. CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what you need to know about traveling in the new year.
Many didn't make it to their holiday destinations on time. Heavy weather blanketed much of New England, while the Midwest shivered through a vicious cold snap. In the past two days, more than 7,800 flights were delayed and more than 255 were canceled. Anna Werner reports from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.
Coastal Massachusetts got a dusting, but further west about three to six inches fell. More snow could hit further north and west, close to the Vermont and New Hampshire borders. The winter snow also caused a lot of travel headaches and even temporarily shut down runways at Logan Airport. CBS Boston's Ann Meiler reports
It's tough driving across much of the U.S. on Christmas Eve -- not only because millions of Americans are hitting the roads, but they're being hammered by bad weather. There are long lines at airports across the nation because air travel is expected to increase this year by 6.4 million fliers. Tony Dokoupil reports.
A Houston pianist and cancer researcher is speaking out after she was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight along with her two-year-old son and elderly parents. In a statement, Spirit Airlines said its "records indicate a passenger was removed from Flight 712 after refusing to comply with crew instructions several times during taxi to runway and safety briefing."