Orlando police confirmed they are testing Amazon’s real-time facial recognition on the streets.

The fact that the facial recognition technology was active in public was not willingly shared by the police service. At first, the police department denied and said the trial was confined to its headquarters as the existing pilot was limited to basic testing, and no members of the public were entered for search.

However, after the news was announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), police chief John Mina officially admitted at a press conference that three of the city’s IRIS cameras downtown were also equipped with the software. More »

A computer error allowed many pilots at American Airlines to take a vacation over Christmas week. Thousands of flights would be left without pilots during the busy holiday travel period next month.

The scheduling glitch that has allowed American Airlines pilots to schedule time off during the upcoming Christmas season, would create a potential pilot shortage for one of the busiest holidays in years for the airline industry.
Thousands of flights are without pilots for next month, said American Airlines’ pilots’ union.
More than 15,000 flights, from December 17-31 – an upcoming critical holiday period, are at risk after a computer glitch.
The union estimated that some of the flights at some of American Airlines’ biggest hubs will be affected, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Miami, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Charlotte, NC. More »

For the third time in the last five days the new tram stopped working causing headaches for passengers. Hundreds of passengers were forced to take a bus or walk to their gates. Some flights had to be delayed, but yesterday more than 50 travelers missed their flights, according to Executive Director Phil Brown.

 

 

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The historic Gulfstream Hotel will be renovated, expanded and reopened soon.

 

A Delray Beach Developer is planning to revive the historic hotel in Lake Worth. Hudson Holdings, the Delray Beach company, is going ahead with an $80 million makeover of the Gulfstream Hotel.
The developer has announced plans to begin construction of a 12-month renovation and expansion of the hotel property this fall.
The 106-room Gulfstream Hotel at 1 Lake Avenue opened in 1924. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

 

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National_Airlines_Boeing_757-200_SimonThousands of United Airlines’ passengers across the world were delayed Thursday evening for several hours due to a computer glitch.
The Chicago-based airline confirmed in a statement on its Twitter feed late on Thursday that an issue with its weight reporting system temporarily halted departures. The company apologized for the inconvenience and confirmed they were working “to get customers to their destinations as soon as possible.” More »

Boeing_737-2B7_Adv._US_Air_N279AU,_MCO_Orlando,_FL_(Orlando_International_Airport),_USA_PP1164719158Thursday morning, Orlando International Airport officials announced that the airport will be closed to commercial operations starting at 8 p.m. because of Hurricane Matthew. The announcement was made on the airport’s official twitter page.
An airport spokesman confirmed that OIA will close at 8 a.m. and hopes to reopen on Saturday but only after damage assessment is done. However, Mathhew has been unpredictable until now and it is not known for sure when it will resume flight operations. More »

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATwo American Samoan businessmen have filed separate complaints with the United States Transportation Department over Hawaiian Airlines’ policy to weight the passengers before boarding.
They claim that they had to be weighed before they boarded a flight from Honolulu . They also were assigned specific seats to keep the load evenly around the aircraft.
Avamua Dave Haleck and Daniel King said the new policy seemed very discriminatory More »

Plane wing at sunset.jpgThe U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has received and approved applications of six American air carriers to begin the first scheduled flights to Cuba in more than 50 years. Continue reading.

Chicago_O'Hare_International_AirportFifty-eight security officers and four bomb-sniffing canine teams are being sent to O’Hare International Airport to help with excruciatingly long lines at security check points.

The Transportation Security Administartion has announced plans to hire about 800 new officers this month, as well as to pay for more part-time workers and overtime in an effort to reduce lengthy wait times at security checkpoints. More »

800px-Frontier_Airlines_Fawn_Airbus_A318-111_N808FRFrontier Airlines is expanding its services with 42 new non-stop routes across the country, including six new flights to Orlando International Airport. The first new service begins April 14 with flights to Nashville and Raleigh/Durham. The following day April 15, flights to Charlotte and New Orleans take off. Lastly,flights to Dallas and Fort Worth start June 16.
Frontier is also adding non-stop flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and Orlando International Airport, startig April 15. More »