Air Travel News 12.28.10

Air, Air Travel News, Extras, Hotel News, Hotels & Resorts — By on December 28, 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.

Screening Process Viewed As Far From Fair

In case you hadn’t already heard, word in the air is that travelers hate the airport screening process.  Just how much we hate it is revealed in a recent survey of 1,000 air travelers who have flown over the past 2 years.  Some of the words used to describe the current process include “stressful” and “embarrassing”.  Hope springs eternal however and a panel of industry experts and former government officials has been convened to interpret and respond to the report.   Source:  NYTimes

Check Your Thermos At The Counter

The latest container to undergo scrutiny at the airport is your thermos, empty or not.  Apparently there is a possibility that these devices could be used to hide explosives.  This information is based on intelligence reports and is not related to any specific or imminent threat, according to TSA.   Wonder if they will be using pat-down procedures on the Thermoses?   Source:  Airwise

Stranded…What To Do?

There’s a good possibility that you or someone you know has been stuck overnight at an airport other than your final destination. Its an inconvenience at best, and can be downright stressful.  If you’re not familiar with the locale it’s hard to decide which hotel to choose for your unintended overnight.  Don’t expect too much help from the airport personnel either…their hands are full trying to reroute and re-ticket all those stranded passengers.  Keep this website handy:  Airport Hotel Guide .  It lists many major airports in the US and worldwide.  It’s most useful feature is the link to chain hotels nearest the airport and includes distance from the airport and information about airport shuttle services.

Quickies

New Routes

New airline routes come to us this week from Delta, ANA, Volaris, JetBlue and American.   Source:  Jaunted

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