More Posts On: Airports

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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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County 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 effective as of Tuesday, October 22, 2019…

…but at the present time…

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Only $266 Compensation for Being Trapped in a Toilet Stall, Missed Flight and Holiday With Family, Downgraded on Another Flight, Assisting in Medical Emergency and No In-Flight Entertainment?

After the in-flight entertainment system was inoperable during a transatlantic flight, a doctor assisted a passenger with a medical emergency during one flight before being trapped in the toilet room of an airport lounge, which caused the doctor to miss the next flight — which led to missing a holiday meal with family members — and was downgraded from a seat in the premium class cabin to a seat in the economy class cabin on a different flight…

…and the total compensation which was initially offered by the airline was $350.00 in Canadian dollars — which is worth…

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Two More Reasons I Will Not Pay For Global Entry or TSA Pre✓

Prior to Tuesday, September 11, 2001, virtually all passengers at virtually all airports in the United States were able to pass through security checkpoints with their shoes on; with whatever amount of liquids they wanted to carry in their bags which they carry aboard airplanes with them; and they were able to pass through a metal detector instead of a body scanner.

In order to enjoy a similar experience at an airport security checkpoint in the United States these days, you are required to complete a two-step application process — both via the Internet and by attending an interview in person — and pay a fee of $85.00 in order to enroll for five years in the TSA Pre✓ Program of the Transportation Security Administration; and that fee cannot be refunded once paid. The fee works out to $17.00 per year.

All travelers are required to be processed by the personnel of Customs and Border Protection when arriving from outside of the United States — but effective as of Friday, June 6, 2008, one can pay an application fee of $100.00 to be pre-approved for a trusted traveler program known as Global Entry to bypass the long lines and speed through the process. The application fee is only to be paid one time.

Upon first glance, one would wonder why…

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Travel Alert September 2019: Two Runways Closed at San Francisco International Airport

Runway 28L at San Francisco International Airport is currently closed for repairs and is expected to reopen on Friday, September 27, 2019; and a section of Runway 1L will also be under reconstruction during this period — meaning that despite airlines having adjusted their schedules, flights may still be delayed or cancelled during this period of time.

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Travel Alert August 2019: Airplane Crash at Santa Barbara Airport

Due to the fiery crash of a Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft — of which all seven occupants survived — at Santa Barbara Airport at 10:13 in the evening of Sunday, August 25, 2019, at least two airlines have issued travel waivers for passengers who were inconvenienced by the unfortunate incident.

The airplane had…

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Access Restriction to The Club Airport Lounges September 2019

If you plan to access one of the airport lounges in The Club network during your travels, note that a new restriction has been added: entry into one of the participating airport lounges will be permitted only within three hours prior to departure effective as of Sunday, September 1, 2019.

Go to the official Internet web sites of any of the airport lounges listed below — all of which are linked for your convenience — and the following sentence appears under the Conditions section…

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Update: Strike Suspended at London Heathrow Airport for Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The strike which was scheduled to occur at London Heathrow Airport tomorrow, Tuesday, August 6, 2019 has been “suspended as workers vote on improved pay offer”, according to an official statement was released by Unite, which is the largest union in the United Kingdom.

The aforementioned message was posted at the official Twitter account of Unite…

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