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  • November 22, 2013
    Know security wait times at major airports using WhatsBusy (U.S. only)

    Waiting in line at the airport security checkpoints is something no one really likes. And what if we knew what the estimated wait times were? Well, WhatsBusy just does that! For major airports around the United States (only for now), WhatsBusy will mine historical data from the TSA and airlines, and show approximate wait times […]

  • November 15, 2013
    Expect to pay more on all flights out of Morocco starting April

    Planning on a travel to Morocco next year? Be prepared to shell out a bit more out of your pocket because Morocco’s cash-strapped government plans to levy a tax on all flights out of the country, which would be used to promote it as a holiday destination. The Parliament approved the plan for an aviation […]

  • September 29, 2013
    LoungeBuddy – iOS app review

    Link: iTunes Cost: Free Bang for buck: It’s free! Ease of use: The looks: Airport terminals and lounges are important to any traveler, especially after long flights, in terms of stretching your legs and some times grubbing some decent food (if your airline didn’t provide one). Most airlines have their lounges in main airports and […]

  • July 30, 2013
    Heathrow starts tracking passengers running late

    (Photo: Heathrow Airport) As a part of the ‘Positive Boarding’ program, London’s Heathrow Airport started using technology to inform airlines when individual passengers are running late and haven’t yet entered the security checkpoints; or if a traveler hasn’t yet made it to a checkpoint and has less than half an hour before their flight departs, […]

  • June 27, 2013
    Reusable electronic bag tags may help your bags arrive

    Flying can make some people anxious, moreover to do with their bags reaching the destination safely. All airlines use paper tags and they are prone to being worn-out or tearing apart. You’re stuck with no bags in that case. Qantas Airlines has been using the ‘Q Bag Tag‘ for a while now and costs about […]

  • March 22, 2013
    Travel Photos: Brand new Terminal 2 at Mumbai Int’l Airport

    Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai is all set to open in September this year. With a vision of making the airport one of the best in the world, the Terminal 2, or T2 has been built with a state-of-the-art four-level terminal with an area of over 4,39,000 sq. mts. The new […]

  • February 27, 2013
    TrakDot locates your bags, or will it?

    Lost and delayed bags is a huge and stressful problem for every traveler. And given all the tracking technology that exists today, it’s surprising that there aren’t better ways of keeping tabs on checked bags. Delta Airlines’ app allows passengers to track their luggage, using the number on the bag tag or a scan of […]

  • February 13, 2013

    Ensuring a “fair return” to its investors, London Heathrow will see an increase in passenger fees from £19.33 per passenger at present, to £27.30 by 2018. This means that if you are flying through LHR (London Heathrow), then expect an increase in your ticket fare.

  • April 8, 2012
    To juice up your device at airport, AirportPlugs will let you know where that power-socket is

    We’ve all experienced that moment when our laptop or phone batteries signal a low power while sitting at that departure lounge. And that’s when we start scurrying around, looking for a power supply before the device dies. It’s an increasingly common problem for so-called always connected traveler. That is when the new website AirportPlugs comes […]

  • February 26, 2012
    World’s largest airport is coming to Beijing

    China is planning to build the world’s largest airport at the cost of around USD 15 billion, which will replace America’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the busiest airport in the world. Beijing is to build a new airport, which is likely to be the world’s largest in terms of passenger traffic, to the southeast […]

  • February 8, 2012
    Flight delays & disrupts in Israel & France; blame the strikes

    Israel Israel’s main labor union declared a strike on Wednesday that caused delays at Ben Gurion airport, and affected banks, hospitals, government offices, trains, the stock exchange, and more, after talks with the government failed to produce an agreement on the status of workers employed through labor contractors. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz called the strike […]

  • February 2, 2012
    FAA Reauthorization Bill passes, and what we think

    The FAA Modernization and Safety Improvement Act of 2012, more commonly known as the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill, has passed in congress. Flyers’ Rights website list some of the positive ways a passenger will benefit and additional rights you may have as a passenger, there are a lot of questions one may ask: Food […]

  • January 26, 2012
    Will the Cobalt Insight 100 bring an end to ban on carrying liquids?

    British company Cobalt Light Systems says they’ve developed a scanning machine that could put an end to those pesky restrictions that ban liquids in carry-on luggage. Cobalt says their Insight 100 machine could analyze bottles as big as three liters for explosives and do it in less than five seconds. Here’s how: Bottles are placed […]

  • January 25, 2012
    Free Yoga room offered at terminal 2 of San Francisco International

    Going to an airport – whether it is a connection or plain simple departure – can be stressful with all that security lines and pat-downs, parking, or baggage check-ins. To relieve you of all these, San Francisco International is opening a yoga room for you to work out all that tension while waiting for your […]

  • January 17, 2012
    News and updates on airports and airlines

    Here are some news and updates on various airlines and airports that we didn’t post last week: El Al websites hit by hackers Hackers disrupted online access to El Al Airlines, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and three banks on Monday in what the government described as a cyber-offensive against Israel. El Al flights operated […]

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