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The Nation's First Airport Dog Bathroom Opens

The Nation's First Airport Dog Bathroom Opens When you've gotta go, you've gotta go, and that's no different whether you're a man, or man's best friend. Now dogs have been given their own special place to do their business thanks to the creation of a "Pet Relief" station at San Diego International Airport. The...

Great Layover: Vancouver International Airport

Great Layover: Vancouver International Airport Courtesy of YVR Ugh. Layovers. We've all had to while away the hours at airports, but regular travelers know that every so often, a layover can be more respite than penance. Such is the case with Vancouver International Airport, a modern marvel with art and architecture to...

TSA Giving Veterans Clothing Left At Checkpoints

Thanks to the Clothe a Homeless Hero Act, veterans are now receiving clothing that has been left as airport security checkpoints. The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Kathy Hochul (D–N.Y.) was signed by President Obama in January. Reagan National Airport is the...

What's Making Chinese Travelers So Angry?

Air travel delays in China are becoming epidemic. According to an article published today in Time, only 18 percent of flights departing from Beijing in June took off on time. Chinese travelers are understandably frustrated with this problem, but their collective anger...

Food Trucks Head To ... The Airport?

If you've picked anyone up from the airport in recent years, you may have waited for them in a "cell phone parking lot" located near the terminal. The lots help reduce congestion around terminal exits, as drivers only pull up to meet their passenger once they are outside....

Are Hassle Free Airlines Truly Possible?

Are Hassle Free Airlines Truly Possible? jerdlngr, Flickr A new airline in Memphis is looking to take the frustration out of flying, letting travelers skip airport security and show up at the airport just minutes before their flight takes off. Southern Airways Express has been operational for four months and the...

This Might Be The Weirdest Thing Someone Tried to Smuggle Through An Airport

This Might Be The Weirdest Thing Someone Tried to Smuggle Through An Airport JTeale, Flickr and zane.hollingsworth, Flickr A Chinese man hatched an ingenious plan to get his pet turtle through airport security: he disguised it as a hamburger. It looks like he discarded the normal meat that comes in a KFC burger, placed the turtle between the bun and...

Abandoned Airports Brought Back To Life

Abandoned Airports Brought Back To Life Travis Estell, Flickr We're used to thinking of airports as places that flurry with activity no matter the hour. Much like a big city, they tend to be bustling hubs that never sleep. But all around the world, there are a number of airports that have been abandoned -- vast...

Man's Response To $1,400 Overweight Baggage Fee Prompts Police Action

Man's Response To $1,400 Overweight Baggage Fee Prompts Police Action U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Lockwood (This isn't the luggage in question, but you get the idea) Police in New York and Seattle were called in to investigate when a man ditched his luggage in order to avoid overweight baggage fees, NBC...

Heathrow Is Now Tracking How Late You Are

Heathrow Is Now Tracking How Late You Are eGuide Travel, Flickr Is your flight in 30 minutes or 45? You don't have time to look at your boarding pass, so you hustle as fast as you can, awkwardly managing your oversized carry-on which you know that you are going to get scolded for. When you get to security, instead...

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets

5 Tips For Traveling With Pets Beverly, Flickr For those of us who consider pets members of the family, leaving them behind when we travel often isn't an option, especially if they're a certified companion or therapy animal. Sometimes, however, we just want to bring our furry friends along. Fortunately,...

Why Are Customs Lines So Long At U.S. Airports?

Why Are Customs Lines So Long At U.S. Airports? Delta CEO Richard Anderson made news on Wednesday when he vented about U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) alleged inability to quickly screen passengers coming off of international flights at major U.S. airports. "I must say I think it's an embarrassment for our...

Is The Internet Changing Flight Route Maps?

Is The Internet Changing Flight Route Maps? by n.guryanov. via Visually. Once the lords of the back of in-flight magazines, loopy-lined flight route maps appear to be quietly disappearing on some major airlines' websites. One possible explanation is the fact that many online airline shoppers have already done their...

Fashion Do's And Don'ts From The TSA

When talking about airport security, we generally focus on what travelers are carrying, not what they're wearing. But thanks to the TSA recently cracking down on passengers' fashion choices, style is now a part of the airport security conversation. Forget regulations on...

Why Do Bees Swarm Airports?

A swarm of bees kept US Airways Flight 2690 grounded at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport yesterday afternoon for over two hours. The plane, which was heading to Indianapolis, was unable to take off when the swarm surrounded the nose of the plane. Since some people...

'Soccer Ball-Sized' Swarm Of Bees Disrupts Flight

'Soccer Ball-Sized' Swarm Of Bees Disrupts Flight Andy Hay via Flickr Travelers have grown used to numerous airline interruptions, but Wednesday's delay of a US Airways flight from Charlotte may have been a first. A "soccer ball-sized" swarm of bees descended upon workers towing Flight 2690 from the gate, causing them to...

Who Are The People Behind The Voices In The Airport?

Who Are The People Behind The Voices In The Airport? Nick Harris, Flickr If you're late, an airport can be a stressful place (although some people might love to call one home). You're juggling your overpacked carry-on bag, trying to find your ticket -- or did you go for the mobile boarding pass this time? -- and suddenly...

I Slept In The Conference Room At Comfort Inn O'Hare

I Slept In The Conference Room At Comfort Inn O'Hare My evening of July 9 was filled with the kind of mundane frustration that can come only from delayed travel. My husband and I were set to fly from New York City to Chicago and Chicago to Marquette, Michigan. Our flight out of New York kept getting pushed back and,...

Stuck At The Airport: Edward Snowden Vs. 'Hippies'

Stuck At The Airport: Edward Snowden Vs. 'Hippies' Last week Edward Snowden got some interesting company in the world of highly publicized airport strandings. Grandma and Grandpa Woodstock's plight caught people's attention, albeit in a much different way than Snowden. Here's the breakdown: Given...

Aircraft Turned Diner To Open As Florida Attraction

Aircraft Turned Diner To Open As Florida Attraction Cliff1066/Flickr The Douglas DC-7 made history in 1953 flying the first non-stop coast-to-coast service in the country for American Airlines. But the DC-7's fame did not last long, as just a few years later, jet aircraft would charge the future of commercial aviation. Gone...

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