It said the national unscheduled absence rate of TSA staff on January 3 was 4.8 per cent compared to 6.3 per cent on the same day previous year. That compares to 3.2 per cent for this time one year ago, TSA spokesman Thomas Kelly said in a statement to The Associated Press.
But screener staffing shortages forced George Bush Intercontinental Airport to shut down a security checkpoint and ticketing counter in Terminal B on Sunday afternoon, the airport said in a statement.
Trahan said he was not sure when the airport will reopen the closed terminal.
Delta said the passenger brought the gun on flight DL 295 from Atlanta to the Tokyo region's Narita International Airport on January 2, and as soon as the passenger reported carrying the firearm, the airline disclosed the offense to the TSA. The predicament has led to an increasing number of agents missing work over the last three weeks. "Our folks are coming to work and getting the job done, and I couldn't be more proud of them".
The shutdown impacts 800,000 federal workers, with some on furlough and others, like TSA security employees and Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers, are required to work even though their paychecks showed only zeroes last Friday.
Airport officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
At least 800,000 federal employees around the country have been affected by the shutdown, missing their first paycheck on January 11.
Twitter hilariously blasts the Jets for hiring Adam Gase
Rhule seemed to be the favorite on Wednesday, but that took a turn just before it was announced that Gase got the job. The New York Jets have a new head coach, former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase will take over for Todd Bowles .
Feeding Tampa Bay was part of the effort, opening up a food bank for federal airport workers.
That's not the case for many other airports across the country.
TSA Administrator David Pekoske has also promised to provide every officer with a $500 award, "in recognition of their hard work during yet another busy holiday travel season, maintaining the highest of security standards during an extraordinary period", according to the TSA.
Trump says in a Fox News Channel interview that he has "no idea" whether he can get a deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The government shutdown is now the longest in American history, with no apparent end in sight.
They also did not say what part of Syria it came from, though it is expected the drawdown would begin in the country's north. The comments drew a rebuke from Erdogan, who slammed them as a "serious mistake".
There was speculation that Machado might be willing to take a discount to play with the Yankees, who were his first choice. Jeff Skversky of 6 ABC Philly spoke to both Middleton and Klentak after they landed back in the City of Brotherly Love.
But he had a good session with his swing coach in Dallas, and it paid off two weeks later on the Gulf side of the Mexican coast. His only birdie of the day came on the ninth hole, where he landed his third shot to seven feet and holed it for a birdie.
This design was specifically built to minimize interferences from ambient noises, temperature changes and electromagnetic waves. The company noted that a commercial Q Quantum Computation Centre would be opened soon in Poughkeepsie, NY in 2019.
South Korean smartphone giant, Samsung is all set to launch its much-awaited Galaxy M lineup of devices in India on January 28. The Samsung Galaxy M series is said to comprise of the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20 , and the Galaxy M30 smartphones .
The Chinese government said it was "highly concerned" over reports of the arrest of a Chinese businessman for alleged espionage. Until then, she's under strict bail conditions, which include electric monitoring and an around-the-clock security detail.
Kylie Jenner's record of having the most liked Instagram post of all time has been lost to a very unlikely contender. The photo was posted on 4 January and gathered supporters from all over the world pretty quickly.
Emery's side are also in the last 32 of the Europa League where they will face BATE Borisov over two legs next month. Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil has shaken off his own injury problem and is available for selection.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's instant impact
His current contract expires in the summer, but he has yet to come to terms with the club for an extension. Rossi, who started his career at Old Trafford, played 14 times under Alex Ferguson.
Wimbledon planning statue to honour Andy Murray
Nadal is slated to play his first match of the 2019 Australian Open against James Duckworth of Australia on January 13. Now I'm feeling that I'm getting better. "I am confident it's going to work well", he said.
Winter storm hits US Midwest leaving at least five dead
When they connected Sunday morning, Allen thanked him and promised him tickets to next week's AFC Championship game. Louis Lambert International Airport, "a winter storm has forced dozens of cancellations across all airlines at STL".
Teen crashes in Layton while doing 'Bird Box' Challenge
A teen driver attempting a new and risky fad inspired by a Netflix movie caused a crash earlier this week, Layton Police say. The unlikely craze saw Netflix warn the public not to copy the characters and embark on the challenge .
13-year-old Wisconsin girl missing since October found alive
Missing Wisconsin 13-year-old Jayme Closs has been found alive , Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald announced Thursday. Authorities have released few official details so far, but have said they will hold a press conference later on Friday.