Our thoughts and prayers are with the tens of thousands of American men and women serving our country in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones, but we couldn’t help but say a few extra prayers for one airman in particular on Christmas. We surprised a member of our team with a phone call from her father in Kandahar, Afghanistan on air. Watch the tearful reunion between father and daughter.
You take off your shoes to go through security, pour your liquids into tiny containers, make complicated arrangements to meet your ride since they can’t meet you at the gate or sit in the car in front of the airport. After Friday’s incident, security measures could get even tougher.
Our question: how safe do you feel when you fly these days?
Post your comments here. Heidi will read some of them on the air during the 10am ET hour of Newsroom.
The terror scare has caused even more delays at airports for this holiday traveling season. But there are things you can do to speed up the security screening process. We break it down for you.
More info from the TSA here.
And to learn ideas for speeding up check-in, check out this story, packed with advice from experts.
Prosecutors will attempt to seek DNA samples today from a man who is accused of plotting to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day. His next expected court appearance won't be until January 8.
Who will handle the case? A United States Attorney confirmed by the Senate December 24th. Civil Rights Attorney Avery Friedman dropped by CNN Sunday Morning to talk about the case.
Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.