Air Travel News 10.26.10

Air, Air Travel News, Brazil, Extras, Food News, Leaving & Coming Home — By on October 26, 2010 at 6:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans

LG Air Travel News Editor

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up.

It’s Not Our Imagination

Science has finally proven what we knew all along….airline food is generally lousy;  when you’re served a meal at all.  However, a joint study by Unilever and the University of Manchester suggests that it’s not necessarily the airline catering companies who are to blame.  Turns out, the noise created by the aircraft’s engines could be disturbing our sense of smell.  Suggestions for a more enjoyable onboard meal?  Noise canceling headphones, or your iPod playing favorite tunes might help.

Source:  Smarter Travel

What Travelers Want

When traveling, we don’t ask for much these days…mostly because we know we won’t get it.  In the days of fees for everything from bathroom to baggage, we’ve collectively been beaten down.  Conversely, it wouldn’t take that much to make our travels a little more pleasant.  At airports, up-to-date information, clean bathrooms, a place to rest our weary feet and decent, local fare (see our related post on Regional Airport Food) would go a long way to improving the morale of the flying public.

Source:  NYTimes

What’s your favorite airport restaurant and where is it?  Share the info with us!

All In A Day’s Work?

Federal Air Marshal’s are still out there on flights, monitoring the passengers for any signs of suspicious behavior or unrest.  Unfortunately, politics can rear it’s ugly head anywhere in the world.  A pair of Marshals had to restrain an unruly passenger on a recent flight into Rio de Janeiro.  For their trouble they were the ones arrested upon arrival.  The difficult passenger had connections in the justice system in Brazil and apparently called in the big guns.  No good deed goes unpunished…

Source:  Gadling

Bonus:

Holiday Travel Primer

They seem to come more quickly every year…the holidays.  While it’s not too late to book holiday flights, the longer you wait the more likely the flights will be full or sold out.  See our (anytime) Airfare Buying Guide

Source:  MSNBC

New Airline Routes

The latest in the new routes from Southwest, Lufthansa, Frontier, Air France and American…

Source:  Jaunted

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