More Posts On: Airports

TSA Agents Immune From Being Sued Regarding Allegations of Abuse

When Nadine Pellegrino was arrested in 2006 after a physical confrontation with agents of the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport, she probably had no idea that the outcome of her situation would result in a divided panel of three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruling on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 that agents of the Transportation Security Administration who operate security checkpoints at airports nationwide cannot be sued over allegations of abuse by passengers.

Pellegrino and her husband Harry Waldman were on their way traveling home to Florida with…

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One Reason I Do Not Like the Branded Pillar Boarding Process

Originally primarily the domain of low-cost carriers such as Southwest Airlines and ValuJet Airlines, what is known as the branded pillar boarding process has now also been adopted by legacy carriers such as United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

The branded pillar boarding process incorporates pillars which are branded with the groups or zones to which passengers have been assigned in order to expedite the boarding process in general.

One reason why I do not like the branded pillar boarding process is because…

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Powders to Be Further Restricted By Transportation Security Administration on International Flights To the United States

If you are traveling on an international flight to the United States and are carrying a “powder-like substance” in a container which is at least 12 ounces, you will be required to place it in checked baggage effective as of Saturday, June 30, 2018, as you may experience a more extensive screening process; and you should prepare for additional screening of your property and personal electronic devices.

This new restriction may be considered…

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Why I Walked From Lisbon Airport to the Hotel

The airplane from Barcelona arrived late at Lisbon Airport after a delayed departure; and all of the passengers who departed the airplane were treated to one of those bus rides in what seemed like around the airport to the entrance of the actual terminal.

I followed the signs through the crowded terminal to the Aeroporto station of the Metropolitano de Lisboa, from where I was to take a short ride to the hotel property at which I was staying…

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Travel Alert April 2018: Another Power Outage in Amsterdam

“Due to the power outage at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, our flight schedules are temporarily disrupted. If you have booked a flight to, from or via Amsterdam (AMS) on Sunday 29 April 2018 and Monday 30 April 2018, please see below rebook and refund options we can offer you. These options are only valid, if you have a ticket originally issued on or before Sunday 29 April 2018 and Monday 30 April 2018.”

That is the message which was posted earlier today at…

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Travel Alert April 2018: Airport Strikes in Germany

If you are traveling to, from or through Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, and Bremen in Germany, be aware that workers at those airports intend to be on strike between now at 6:00 in the evening today, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

As a result…

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