Much of Argentina came to a standstill Wednesday as a strike to protest government austerity measures grounded hundreds of flights, halted bus and train lines and forced the closing of banks, courts and many schools.
Scandinavian Airlines and its pilots have reached a three-year collective bargaining agreement that put an end to a six-day strike that grounded more than 4,000 flights and affected hundreds of thousands of passengers.
Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights - 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers.
TSA officials say the rate of airport screeners missing work during the partial government shutdown has stabilized - but still at unusually high numbers - just before a three-day holiday weekend that is likely to bring bigger airport crowds.
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