More Posts On: Airports

Should We Even Use the Term Tarmac Anymore?

Originally derived as an abbreviation for the term tarmacadam, the term tarmac is defined by Oxford Dictionaries as “material used for surfacing roads or other outdoor areas, consisting of crushed rock mixed with tar.”

Using the term tarmac is something which has been bothering…

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Pittsburgh International Airport Open to Public Access; Extensive Renovations Coming; Aruba

Pittsburgh International Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — became the first airport in the United States to allow the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint without requiring an airline ticket and no reduction in security between the hours of 9:00 in the morning through 5:00 in the evening Monday through Friday every week all year round as of Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

Through the new myPITpass program…

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San Juan Airport to Open to Commercial Flights as Soon as Tomorrow?

Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport — which serves the greater San Juan Metropolitan Area — is now open to military and rescue operations and may open to commercial flights as soon as tomorrow, Friday, September 21, 2017…

…but that news seems incredibly optimistic, for if you have leisure travel scheduled through the remainder of 2017, you might want to…

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List of Airports Now Closed Because of Hurricane Irma

Numerous airports in Florida and Georgia have either closed or announced that they are monitoring the status and progress of Hurricane Irma, which is now a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour — but although it did weaken due to moving along the northern coast of Cuba, its forward motion has slowed down to seven miles per hour and is heading west northwest.

Also…

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Emerald Club Members Save $10 at Escape Lounges in the United States

Members of the Emerald Club frequent renter loyalty program of National Car Rental can now receive a discount of ten dollars of the Internet booking rate at Escape Lounges in the United States when a reservation is booked by Sunday, December 31, 2017 for visits though Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Although additional lounges will supposedly be opening at other airports in the United States “soon”, Escape Lounges are now currently open at…

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Why Gate Agents are Amongst the Hardest-Working Employees of Airlines

When you arrive at the gate at an airport to board an airplane for your flight, at least one person is behind the counter to check you in — if you have not already done so — as well as attempt to accommodate your requests and answer any questions you may have about the flight…

…and although I am certain that what John posted in the Comments section of this article pertaining to…

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Houston Airports to Resume Operations Today — But…

Both airports which serve the greater Houston metropolitan area are scheduled to once again resume operations today, according to this official statement — which contains the following text that was copied verbatim — released from Houston Airport System…

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Would You Pay a Fee to Drop Off or Pick Up a Passenger At the Airport?

Dropping off or picking up someone at the airport is stressful enough, as you want to be there in as little time as possible while ensuring that the person walks right out of the terminal and into your vehicle; but you have to contend with traffic congestion, law enforcement officers threatening to write you a citation if you do not move your vehicle, and the cost of parking the car if curbside pick-up is not an option — if parking spots are even available…

…but if airports started charging fees simply for motorists to have access to drop off or pick up a passenger at a terminal, the purported results would be…

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Travel Alert: Both Airports in Houston Closed Until Further Notice

As a result of Harvey — which is a tropical storm that once was a Category 4 hurricane and has been plaguing southeastern Texas and Louisiana with catastrophic flooding ever since landfall occurred on Friday, August 25, 2017 — thousands of flights have already been canceled; and both airports which serve the greater Houston metropolitan area have closed indefinitely.

An official statement — which contains the following text that was copied verbatim — was released earlier today from Houston Airport System…

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