More Posts On: Airports

Watch Out For Juice Jacking of Your Portable Electronic Device

When public places — such as at the gates and lounges of airports, aboard public conveyances such as buses and airplanes, and the lobbies of hotel and resort properties as five of many examples — started offering power charging stations equipped with Universal Serial Bus ports into which anyone may plug their portable electronic devices to recharge them when their batteries are running low on power…

…but the office of…

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New Orleans International Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

New Orleans International Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — now allows the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint of the terminal without requiring the purchase of an airline ticket…

…but at the present time, access is only available…

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Detroit Metropolitan Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

Detroit Metropolitan Airport — in cooperation with the Transportation Security Administration — now allows the public to access shops and restaurants beyond the security checkpoint of the terminal without requiring the purchase of an airline ticket…

…but at the present time…

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Reducing the Risk of Measles When Traveling Through Airports

Although most measles cases in the United States result from international travel, the risk of your exposure to measles is also currently possible at five different airports within the United States, as travelers who were confirmed to have been diagnosed with measles passed through the following airports…

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Does the Stress of Travel Really Cause People to Behave Differently — Enough to Bite a Police Officer?

Traveling is arguably not for the squeamish, as so many factors can contribute to the stress experienced with it: delays or cancellations of flights, tight connections, crowds, long lines, a plethora of rules and restrictions, rude people, and disputes over such items as armrests, reclined seats, window shades aboard airplanes, seat swapping, emotional support animals, obese passengers, people with allergies, space for storing items in overhead storage bins, smokers, gender neutrality, and the fear of nefarious people who want to disrupt our lives with committing acts of terror as only 17 of countless issues which barrage people who travel via airplane…

…but can all that stress of travel be enough for someone to behave differently — even to the point of biting a law enforcement officer?

Apparently so, if you believe…

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Would You Pay 300 Euros For Access to an Airport Lounge?

Most travelers would agree that spending time in a place where you can relax on comfortable furniture, enjoy refreshments, use clean washrooms where you can take a shower, access the Internet via fast Wi-Fi service, and read a magazine or watch some television is superior to waiting for a flight at a gate crowded with noisy people…

…but how much would you pay for the privilege?

Depending on…

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Should Smoking Be Banned Altogether and Not Just at Airports?

As I first reported in this article on Monday, July 15, 2019, an ordinance for a broad and complete ban will be in effect at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area as of Thursday, January 2, 2020 — meaning that those smoking rooms on the concourses will be closed — even though smoking and “vaping” are currently restricted to specially designated smoking rooms and other certain specific areas.

I thought about the well-reasoned comments — which were posted in response to that article which debated my stance of supporting the ban on smoking — from readers of The Gate, who included…

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My First Time in an Admirals Club Lounge — and The Verdict Is…

Part of the benefit of flying as a passenger on an international itinerary in the business class cabin aboard an airplane operated by American Airlines is access to Admirals Club lounges — and my first stop once I arrived at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area for an early morning flight to my first stop in Miami was the Admirals Club lounge.

Upon walking through the doors of the Admirals Club…

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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2019 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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