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Detroit Metro Airport is opening its terminals to some people without boarding passes.

As security has grown tighter at the nation’s airports, people dropping off or picking up passengers flying in or out have been stuck on the other side of the TSA security checkpoint.

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Delta Airlines

Some Michigan state lawmakers are reaching out to Delta Airlines, in wake of Georgia officials dropping a big tax break for the air carrier.

Georgia Republican lawmakers stripped the airline of a $50 million tax credit after Delta dropped a discount for members of the National Rifle Association following the Florida school shooting.  The tax credit for jet fuel used by Delta at its main hub at Atlanta’s airport was part of a larger bill before the state legislature. 

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UPDATED: 5:14 PM ON 8-8-16

Delta says its systems are now fully operational, but delays and cancellations will continue as the company recovers from the power outage.

Delta says some critical systems and equipment failed to switch over to backup systems after the outage, and it is investigating why that happened.

Affected customers will get vouchers for new flights.

UPDATED: 9:37 am on 8-8-16


The Detroit Metropolitan Airport has come a long way. The airport used to be less put together, but in 2002 it took off. Delta opened the McNamara Terminal that year. Then, in 2008, the North Terminal opened.

A 2014 study by the University of Michigan Dearborn found that DTW generated $10.2 billion in economic impact and 86,000 statewide jobs.

Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes joined us today on Stateside to talk about the airport and its impact. He recently had a sit-down conversation with Delta CEO Ed Bastian.