More Posts On: Airports

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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Bali is Closed For the Day. Right Now.

Thursday, March 7, 2018 is the third day of the six days that the Balinese New Year is celebrated; and the entire island of Bali is now as close to completely silent as possible for Nyepi.

“On the 3rd day the entire Island comes to a standstill, with no scheduled incoming or outgoing flights from Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar (DPS)”, according to…

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How to Break Up With Someone at the Airport? Seriously?!?

In one of the stranger articles pertaining to travel which I have read in a long time, advice is given that if you are seeking to end a relationship with someone, consider doing it at the airport — and reasons are given as to why the airport is a potentially optimum place to do so.

The main reason why ending a relationship at an airport is supposedly ideal is because…

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Stupid Tip of the Day: When You Should Exchange Currency at the Airport

You likely raised an eyebrow when you read the headline of this article, as I loathe to exchange currency at the airport because of the currency exchange rate, commissions or fees — or, even worse, a combination thereof which can add up to a costly sum of money…

…so why would anyone even consider exchanging currency at the airport?

The answer is simple…

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Is Airport Lounge Access Upon Arrival Really Necessary?

“I wish there was room for everyone, but many cardholders have a legitimate reason to use the lounge upon arrival”, according to this article written by Matthew Klint of Live and Let’s Fly. “If AMEX wants to limit ‘camping’ in its lounges, fine. But don’t totally take away arrival access. How about for 1-2 hours after arrival? That seems like a fair compromise that limits ‘abuse’ by cardholders.”

The aforementioned statements from Matthew Klint refer to the new policies announced from American Express for access to its Centurion Lounges for holders of certain American Express Platinum cards, which become effective as of…

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