Pilot arrested after blood-alcohol test: An American Eagle pilot failed a blood alcohol test in Minneapolis. About 10,000 pilots are given a drug and alcohol test annually. Federal rules prohibit pilots from flying within eight hours of drinking or having a blood-alcohol level of 0.04 percent or higher,
On Thanksgiving eve, bad weather dodged most airports, while air travelers rolled with the TSA searches. On the roads, congestion prevailed, but the most dire predictions weren't realized.
A Transportation Security Agency (TSA) worker conducts a pat-down search of a traveler at Denver International Airport, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday, in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 24. Millions of Americans took to the skies on Wednesday for the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, but air travel flowed smoothly despite protests over new security procedures, including calls for passengers to boycott high-tech body scanners.