More Posts On: Airports

Pandemic Officially Declared One Year Ago Today

A media briefing which occurred exactly one year ago today on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 included the first time that the World Health Organization officially declared that the 2019 Novel Coronavirus had reached pandemic disease status — interestingly and coincidentally, exactly six months after the 19th anniversary of the attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, which means that now we will be reminded every six months of a substantially historic event which changed the world.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which…

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The Inexcusable Reasons Why You Should Avoid for Airport Parking

Several choices abound when needing to get to the airport to catch a flight, as you can either ask a friend or relative to take you to the airport; use a ride-sharing service such as Uber or Lyft; or drive to the airport yourself and park your vehicle in a secure place where it will stay until you return from your trip…

…but regardless of whatever option you decide to use, that option must be as reliable as possible. Enough anomalies lurk and await you — no matter how well you plan your trip — and the last thing about which you need to worry is ensuring that you arrive on time at the airport for your flight.

In terms of options to park your vehicle at or near an airport, you could either pay a fixed price at a facility dedicated to parking vehicles — you can usually procure coupons to reduce the cost per day and save a little money — or you could pay a significant discount through services which contract hotel properties with the sunk cost of excess parking spaces which are otherwise rarely used, which tends to benefit everyone involved: the hotel property can earn a little extra revenue “renting” out an excess parking space to you; a “middleman” company which brokers the arrangement earns revenue as well; and you get to potentially save a significant amount of money on parking your vehicle at or near the airport.

I started using for parking my car several years ago because…

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My First Car Rental Experience During the Pandemic

The airplane on which I was a passenger had just landed at Denver International Airport on what became a snowy day; and I had already experienced both being screened at an airport security checkpoint and my first airplane flight — I paid for a basic economy fare — during the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic.


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What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 73: Reader Edition

I am proud to say that readers of The Gate continue to keep sending photographs to me; and the following photograph was taken by Pat Baird — who is a reader of The Gate — of a sign located at what is thought to be London Heathrow Airport.

For this edition of this popular game, can you guess what…

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My Experiences of Passing Through Airport Security Checkpoints During a Pandemic

When I arrived at the airport to travel from Atlanta to Denver as a passenger on an airplane operated by Delta Air Lines for my first flight since the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic began, I had to first go through the security checkpoint like every other passenger — but how different will the process be from what I expected in the past?

The queue seemed to be really long when I arrived at the main security checkpoint — but then…

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End Ineffective Quarantines: Airline Passengers Comprise Fewer Than One Percent of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Cases, According to Studies

The Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers Addendum to the COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol — which was published jointly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency on the request of the European Commission — state that based on the latest scientific evidence and information, the conclusions of the document reflect the fact that the prevalence of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus among travelers is estimated to be lower than is the case for the general population; and that moreover, the measures in place in aviation minimize the possibility of…

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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2021 For the First Year

If you are tired of dealing with the hustle and bustle of waiting in a public space at an airport prior to boarding the airplane for your flight, you are in luck: you can save up to 40 percent on Priority Pass off of your first year of membership — depending on which of three plans you choose — to enjoy access to the sanctuary of greater than 1,300 lounges and restaurants at airports around the world regardless of airline flown or class of ticket…

…but you must…

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I am Still Running for President of the United States in 2020. Vote for Me as a Write-In Candidate.

The general election for president of the United States for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 winds down to a choice of two candidates: Donald J. Trump and Joseph R. Biden — unless you want to vote for Jo Jorgensen of the Libertarian party or Howie Hawkins of the Green party of the United States or Don Blankenship of the Constitution party or Gary Swing of the Boiling Frog party or literally thousands of other candidates.

Donald Trump and Joe Biden? Is that really the best that the United States can do? Are there no better candidates for the job?

Because of the amazingly poor choice of candidates — they seem to get poorer every four years — I decided to officially announce my candidacy to run for president of the United States on Sunday, May 15, 2016 despite…

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Travel Alert October 2020: More Airlines Issue Waivers For Hurricane Delta For Cancún, Cozumel, and Merida

Additional airlines have issued travel waivers for Cancún, Cozumel, Merida, and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico; so if those areas are in your travel plans over the next couple of days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Hurricane Delta, whose first landfall is expected to occur…

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