Air Travel News 12.21.10

Air, Air Travel News, Food News — By on December 21, 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.

Technology You Can Use

If you’re heading to the airport without your smartphone or Ipad, you’re probably in the minority.  They’re a great way to keep in touch while in transit.  In addition, they are rapidly becoming more than just a way to while away the layover time.  These devices can be loaded up with apps that might streamline your travel and help it go more smoothly.  I know I’ve become completely dependent on my Google maps app.   Source:  NYTimes

Best Snacks at 35,000 Feet

In-flight airline meals have never been known for their great taste nor their healthfulness.  In all honesty, your best bet is to bring your own food for the trip.  A new study focusing on airline meals takes into consideration such elements as airline cooperation and healthy in-flight options.  United Airlines came out on top while Virgin America and Delta were left floundering at the bottom.    Source:  Chicago Tribune

Airport Security Looking Beyond Scanners

If IATA (International Air Transport Association) has it’s way the controversial security measure now in place at many airports could become obsolete in as few as 2 years.  Their latest proposal introduces a series of 3 tunnels which would be used by airline passengers in place of the security screenings of today.  Several factors would be considered when deciding through which security tunnel a passenger would be sent.  The goal is to streamline the screening process.   Source:  Toronto Sun

Common Sense For All

So holiday travel, almost by definition, includes crowds, body-scanners, and bad (if any) airline food.  Well, we’re all in the same boat – or plane rather.  If we could all just get over our own selves we might realize that with some common sense and common courtesy it could all go a lot more smoothly for everyone.  Here, in plain talk, is some good advice we should heed for the upcoming couple of tough travel weeks…and beyond.   Source:  Gadling

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New Routes

This week new routes were announced by Turkish Airlines, Continental, Southwest, Sun Country and Lufthansa.   Source:  Jaunted

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