More Posts On: Airports

Travel Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at O’Hare International Airport

If you were at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 between the hours of 6:30 in the morning and 1:00 in the afternoon Central Standard Time and you have not been vaccinated against contracting measles, you are advised to contact a health care provider and be tested for the highly contagious disease as soon as possible.

A passenger who was confirmed with measles and was…

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Travel Alert January 2018: Charleston International Airport Remains Closed Until Further Notice

As a result of the major winter storm which greatly impacted the eastern United States and Canada earlier this week, Charleston International Airport in South Carolina is current closed to all air traffic and will remain so until further notice.

To say that Charleston is a city which is not used to experiencing winter weather is an understatement. “People of South Carolina’s coastal regions on Wednesday skied on the Charleston Battery, used yoga mats and frying pans to go sledding on mounds in Mount Pleasant, and emerged from their homes in Summerville to build snowmen during one of the deepest snowfalls the area has ever seen”, according to…

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Yet Another Reason Airports Should Not Be Named After People

After 14 years as Bob Hope Airport, the name has changed back to Hollywood Burbank Airport — a name this airport in California has not been officially called since 1978 — and the name change was precipitated primarily by reports that people from east of the Rocky Mountains did not exactly know where Bob Hope Airport was located…

…but that is only one reason why airports should not be named after people.

I wrote this article on…

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Other Airports Should Follow the Lead of This Airport — If Only For One Reason

After 14 years as Bob Hope Airport, the name has changed back to Hollywood Burbank Airport — a name this airport in California has not been officially called since 1978.

Originally known as United Airport in 1930, the airport has had its name changed to — yes, believe it or not — Hollywood-Burbank Airport in 1967. In 1978, the name changed again to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport — and despite two more name changes…

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Bastian Seeks Repayment of Up to $50 Million in Losses From Atlanta Airport Meltdown

As a result of an electrical power outage which forced the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area to completely shut down for approximately twelve hours on Sunday, December 17, 2017, the chief executive officer of Delta Air Lines is seeking up to $50 million in the repayment of losses.

“We will certainly be seeking the opportunity to have a conversation, and then seek reimbursement…

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Atlanta Airport Travel Waivers Extended; Chick-Fil-A Opens on a Sunday

Chick-Fil-A — which is normally closed on Sundays — opened to deliver food and water to passengers who were affected by the electrical power outage which crippled operations at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area on Sunday, December 17, 2017…

…and Dan Cathy — who is the…

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Delta Air Lines Responds to Atlanta Airport Meltdown — and More Travel Waivers Issued

A meltdown — which is approaching that of historic proportions in terms of commercial aviation — occurred at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon earlier today, Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Not only have hundreds of flights been canceled and more have been diverted to airports as far away as Toronto; but flights have already been proactively canceled for tomorrow, Monday, December 18, 2017.

The official response from Delta Air Lines as of 9:30 in the evening — 40 minutes ago at the time this article was written — is as follows…

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More Airlines Issued Travel Waivers Due to Atlanta Airport Power Outage December 17, 2017

If you are traveling to or from Atlanta, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to the electrical power outage which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are four airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this electrical power outage…

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