More Posts On: Airports

Travel Alert: Strikes Threaten Summer 2019 Travel in the United Kingdom

If you are traveling to, from or within the United Kingdom over the next month or so, you should know about several potential strikes which could affect your travel plans.

Although labor actions have been known to be averted due to either postponement or cancellation as a result of last-minute talks through which both sides reach an agreement — or, at least, schedule further talks — count on the possibility of them occurring to ensure that you are fully prepared if they indeed do happen.

Even if the strikes are averted — or if you are not directly affected by them if they do happen — you should still be prepared to experience at least some stressful situations during your travels.

What is somewhat unusual in this situation is that several strikes are possible — but then again, Unite — which is the largest union in the United Kingdom — is involved in the majority of them. Here is information about each of them…

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Alaska Airlines Lounge Membership Rates Increasing in August 2019

Following the lead of Delta Sky Club, Admirals Club and United Club — which are the official airport lounges of Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Airlines respectively — a price increase for membership for access to Alaska Airlines airport lounges has been officially announced, to be effective as of Friday, August 30, 2019.

Although membership rates for Alaska Lounge membership will increase at the end of next month, the rates…

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Atlanta to Ban Smoking Completely at Its International Airport in 2020. I Support It.

Although smoking and “vaping” are currently restricted to specially designated smoking rooms and other certain specific areas of the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, an ordinance for a broad and complete ban will be in effect as of Thursday, January 2, 2020 — meaning that those smoking rooms on the concourses will be closed.

After members of the city council voted…

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Photographs of the Airport Lounge With an Infinity Swimming Pool

An airport lounge is for someone who has either paid for — or earned — the privilege to escape from the crowds of the terminals and gates while simultaneously indulging in such amenities as food and beverages, comfortable places to relax, cleaner and more stylish washrooms with shower facilities, an assortment of reading materials, access to better Wi-Fi and other technologies, and a view of the airport where one can simply watch airplanes either take off or land…

…but one airport lounge also offers an unusual amenity: an infinity pool in which to swim. That lounge is the…

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Tampa International Airport Now Open to Public Access — But…

Tampa 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 effective as of yesterday, Saturday, May 4, 2019…

…but at the present time…

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Save Your Money: 7 Tricks I Actually Use to Breeze Through Airport Security

“Airport security is the one part of the air travel journey where there’s no special privileges other than perhaps a separate lane to stand in. It sucks for everyone equally, and generally feels like watching a movie you’ve seen 5,000 times on slow motion, with the white noise volume turned up.”

The paragraph you just read came from…

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Yes, You Can Walk From the Airport to the Las Vegas Strip. Here is How…

“I have read about the taxi scams with the tunnel and the Interstate highway” is what I wrote in this article on Friday, September 19, 2014 pertaining to walking from the international airport which serves the greater Las Vegas metropolitan area to the Las Vegas Strip. “Sure enough, there were the long lines for transportation, for which I did not want to wait for who knows how long; and I did not want to get involved in any taxi scam anyway. I have driven the Interstate highways here in Las Vegas — there is no need to give me a sightseeing tour.”I then wrote “Screw that. I walked.”

That was the first time I have walked from the airport to Las Vegas Boulevard — which is more popularly known as The Strip — and back; but it was not the last time. I found that the city of Las Vegas is actually more walkable than I originally thought, as all destinations along Las Vegas Boulevard should be fewer than four miles — and should take you no more than 90 minutes at the most to walk.

Since then, I have been asked how to do that walk. If you were wondering that as well, you have come to the right place. Here are the instructions of how to do it…

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7 Factors You Should Consider About Choosing to Live Near an Airport

For the thirty-fifth time this year, the alarm rouses you out of a deep sleep at 4:00 in the morning to alert you that you need to get ready to catch your flight. Hitting that snooze button is only delaying the inevitable: you need to leave that warm comfortable bed, get dressed, and deal with your commute to the airport — wishing that the airport was not so far away so that you do not need to wake up so early in the morning.

“Between work and personal trips we estimate we make about 30-35 commutes annually from our home to our home airport”, according to…

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Travel Alert: Columbia Regional Airport Closed For at Least One Week

Safety concerns pertaining specifically to the intersection of the two runways at Columbia Regional Airport in Missouri have resulted in the designated regional carriers for United Airlines and American Airlines to temporarily suspend operations until the problem is corrected, which forced the airport to completely shut down its operations for at least one week starting today, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

As no flights will be arriving or departing during the closure of the airport, passengers were forced to…

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Track Air and Ground Traffic in Real Time at 37 Airports

“If you’re sitting at EWR, IAH, SFO, ORD, IAD, BOS, or any other UA domestic airport waiting to take off, this is a great Website to track your crawl to the runway!” is what FlyerTalk member wxguy posted.

The Internet web site to which is referring is called…

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