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Billings airport officials: Arrive early for departing flights

Billings airport officials: Arrive early for departing flights

The busy summer travel season is causing longer wait times for travelers in line for early morning departures at the Billings Logan International Airport, officials said.

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Darrell Ehrlick: The stories we don't tell

Most of the time, newspapers tell you the story from beginning to end.

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Show up early if you're flying out of Billings

Show up early if you're flying out of Billings

Last summer, Assistant Aviation Director Kevin Ploehn was praying it wouldn’t rain during the several weekends the airport was shut down for work on the main runway.

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Travel and Leisure: PreCheck Program makes life easier for frequent fliers

Every day we look for ways to help mitigate stress for our frequent fliers, especially our business travelers. When we survey our travelers, the issues that cause stress include flight delays and cancellations and long security lines.

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Helena airport digs in to keep full-body scanner

Helena airport digs in to keep full-body scanner

HELENA — A full-body security scanner slated for removal Thursday from Helena Regional Airport was still in place Friday, and the airport authority has told the U.S. Transportation Security Administration that the device, installed last April, isn’t going anywhere without a fight.

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TSA removing full-body scanners from 2 Montana airports

TSA removing full-body scanners from 2 Montana airports

HELENA — The Transportation Security Administration is removing its full-body scanners from airports in Kalispell and Helena this week to move them to larger airports, Montana airport officials and the agency said.

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Airport official: Show up early for Thanksgiving-week flights

Airport official: Show up early for Thanksgiving-week flights

As people fly home for Thanksgiving, passenger numbers at the Billings Logan International Airport will reach summer peaks. That means if you want to catch your flight, plan on arriving at least 90 minutes early on Tuesday and Wednesday.

November 16, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

Travel and Leisure: Here's some wise advice for the business traveler

When I visit with my corporate accounts around Montana, they’re always asking me for suggestions such as: “How do we save time, money, and most of all, our sanity, when traveling on a business trip... or any trip for that matter?”

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Have you heard: Whipping up cupcakes downtown

After opening the downtown Soup & Such in 2008, Mike and Antonia Craighill decided to open a nearby cupcake business called Velvet.

September 23, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kansas airport; Tester seeks more info

TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kansas airport; Tester seeks more info

WICHITA, Kan. — The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

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Michelle Brademeyer and Isabella

Michelle Brademeyer and Isabella

Michelle Brademeyer holds her 4-year-old daughter Isabella at their Missoula home on Tuesday as Brademeyer recounts the incident with airport security officers that terrified Isabella during a screening at the Wichita, Kan., airport. After passing through screening, Isabella ran back to hug …

April 25, 2012 7:20 amLoading…
Mother says TSA screeners treated her 4-year-old daughter like a terrorist

Mother says TSA screeners treated her 4-year-old daughter like a terrorist

MISSOULA — Michelle Brademeyer's 4-year-old daughter Isabella has been waking up with nightmares, terrified by her memories of the people she thought were trying to kidnap her.

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Police say guns found on Montana man at Sacramento airport

Police say guns found on Montana man at Sacramento airport

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Authorities say a Montana man tried to bring four loaded, semi-automatic handguns past a security checkpoint at Sacramento International Airport and was being held without bail Friday.

March 23, 2012 8:51 pmLoading…
Invasion of the body scanners

Invasion of the body scanners

The Transportation Security Administration at Billings Logan Airport unveiled its newest tool, a millimeter wave scanner, that will help to keep air travel safe.

March 13, 2012 2:05 pmLoading…
New body scanners installed at Billings airport

New body scanners installed at Billings airport

The Transportation Security Administration introduced its new body-imaging scanner Tuesday at the Billings Logan International Airport.

March 13, 2012 11:52 am Photos

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Billings airport gets whole-body scanner

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday that it will begin using whole-body scanners at the Billings Logan International Airport on Tuesday.

March 09, 2012 11:11 amLoading…

Missed flight blamed on lack of female screeners

DENVER  - A Colorado woman says she missed a flight in Wyoming because there were no female screeners available.

February 10, 2012 8:36 amLoading…

Early call at Billings Logan International Airport

Air travelers should show up at least two hours early for their morning flights over the holidays at Billings Logan International Airport.

December 15, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…
TSA unveils new, less intrusive scanning machine

TSA unveils new, less intrusive scanning machine

CASPER, Wyo. — To clear airport screenings, passengers now will raise their arms as the Transportation Security Administration makes a bow to modesty after recent embarrassing episodes.

October 31, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…

Gazette opinion: Policy change for airport screening is common-sense move

A few months back, you probably saw or read about the well-publicized video of the little 6-year-old girl undergoing a thorough pat-down in the New Orleans airport.

September 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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