On the holiday travel beat, NBC' Ron Mott combined the usual survey of traffic volume by air-rail-road with the prospect of winter weather delays plus the latest twist on security at airport terminals. Screeners are now checking thermos flasks for hidden bombs. CBS' Bob Orr turned the exploding thermoses into a story in its own right and NBC used a package by Sally Biddell of ITN, its British newsgathering partner, to cover another airline delay angle--snows in France disrupting transAtlantic flights out of Charles de Gaulle Airport. The winter weather was covered by ABC's Barbara Pinto in suburban Chicago and CBS' Don Teague in Dallas, with Weather Channel meteorologist Samantha Moore chipping in a brief forecast on NBC.
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