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Airlines Offering Super Deals for Super Bowl LIV in Miami

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Getting a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl can be a pricey acquisition, not to mention successfully avoiding hotels that, let’s say, can get creative with their rates when a big event is in town.

But the major U.S. airlines are trying to make transportation a bit easier.

Within hours after the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs won their respective conference championship games on Sunday, airlines announced either an increase in flights, a reduction in fares, or both, to Miami, host of Super Bowl 54 on Feb. 2.

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Both teams have rabid fan bases, and this will be the first Super Bowl appearance for Kansas City in 50 years.

Four airlines announced they will add flights from Kansas City International to south Florida. American, which has two flights a day to Miami International from Kansas City, will have six flights to the host city on Friday, Jan. 31, and six back to KC on Monday, Feb. 3.

Delta is adding two extra flights on those days to Miami, Southwest is adding three extra flights on the 31st and 3rd but into Fort Lauderdale, and Spirit Airlines will add extra flights Thursday, Friday and Saturday to Fort Lauderdale and return flights on Monday.

As for San Francisco, well, the same thing. American Airlines announced it added five extra nonstops between the Bay Area and Miami International Airport two from San Jose and three from San Francisco International.

United normally has just one flight daily between SFO and MIA but added two more, and Delta added a nonstop roundtrip on the Friday after the Super Bowl and the Monday after.

But, how about those fares? Well, you’re in luck, at least on some flights. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, when all the airlines piled on and added more capacity, fares tumbled. Prior to the 49ers clinching a spot in the game, fares between SFO and MIA were around $1,200 roundtrip, the newspaper noted.

After the game, and after the airlines made their adjustments, nonstop fares fell to about $700 roundtrip on all airlines.

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TSA Bans TikTok Videos From Agency Social Media Accounts

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Sunday employees would no longer be permitted to use TikTok to post on behalf of the agency’s social media accounts.

According to the New York Post, the decision to ban the use of the Chinese owned video-sharing app comes after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer voiced concerns about potential national security issues.

TSA officials said several employees who managed the agency’s social media accounts had used the TikTok platform to create videos that were shared with followers, but the agency has told its staff they are no longer allowed to use the video-sharing app on TSA accounts.

While the TSA never had a TikTok account or posted content directly to the platform, the federal agency’s employees posted videos on TSA social media accounts that featured the social media platform’s logo in the corner.

Senator Schumer began advocating for the agency to stop using TikTok after he called on intelligence officials to investigate the platform to protect national security. He followed up his comments with a letter to TSA Administrator David Pekoske on Saturday, which sparked the ban.

When asked about the decision, Schumer defended his position and cited a Department of Homeland Security rule prohibiting TikTok on agency devices. The Department of Defense and the State Department have also banned employees from posting on the social media platform.

“Given the widely reported threats, the already-in-place agency bans, and the existing concerns posed by TikTok, the feds cannot continue to allow the TSA’s use of the platform to fly,” Schumer said in a statement.

“These videos sure do make you chuckle; they’re creative,” the senator continued. “But China might be laughing at these TSA postings for very different reasons, and that should concern us and it’s why I am urging the TSA to find a different platform, and cease its use of TikTok now.”

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