Santa Barbara Airport

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With a regional stay at home orders in effect, restrictions call for people to only travel for essential reasons. But airports have not been slowing down as the holiday approaches.

Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport with a conversation with airport director Kevin Bumen. Bumen shares insights about current protocol of transiting through airports; in-flight COVID-19 precautions and the current status of the airline industry; details about TSA protocols; United, Delta, Alaska and American Airlines' modification of service frequency, including United's temporary elimination of service between San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles; and Delta's elimination of service to Santa Barbara.

(Clockwise) Michael Kienitz; Douglas Lochner; Greta Mart

On this week’s Issues & Ideas: Truth in Recruitment is a student advocacy group working to reduce the presence of military recruiters on high school campuses. We hear the group's concerns and what they are doing to expand access to information about post-high school options for teens. We also hear the perspectives of a Santa Maria Joint Unified School District administrator, and the U.S. Army captain in charge of military recruitment on the Central Coast.

Flights resume after Santa Barbara Airport crash

Aug 26, 2019
Peter Hartmann/ Noozhawk.com

UPDATED August 26, 2019: Flights at the Santa Barbara Airport have resumed after a plane made an emergency crash landing there late Sunday night. Federal authorities have been on the scene since early Monday morning to investigate the cause of the crash. Flights were cancelled for 19 hours following the crash. 

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A local airport wants its passengers to be able to skip the security line. Enrollment for 'TSA Pre Check' at the Santa Barbara Airport is now being extended through the last week of October. It's the only Central Coast airport participating currently.