Air Travel News 11.29.11

Air, Air Travel News, Food News — By on November 29, 2011 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. 

Air Canada, Eh?

The major North American airlines have been researched and ranked with respect to their in-flight food offerings and the winner is our neighbor to the north. Air Canada came out on top with Virgin following a close second. The extensive review was performed by Dr. Charles Platkin, a leading nutrition and public health advocate so there’s a lot of merit to the assessment. Oh, and at the bottom of the list with no surprise was Spirit Airlines.  Source:  Jaunted

Dress Code Possibility

It seems there’s often a story in the news about an airline passenger dressed in a way that makes the airline crew or other passengers uncomfortable. Not enough clothing, baggy clothing, it’s always something. According to the consumer advocate site FlyersRights.org an across the board dress code for flying is the best way to counteract this. They say if all airlines were on the same page with what’s appropriate to wear, it wouldn’t be a guessing game when you headed to the airport. I guess a little common sense on the passengers’ part is too much to hope for.   Source:  DailyMail

Airport Screening Not So Secure

With all the brouhaha about TSA procedures, it’s amazing that this can happen. A passenger on a flight from Florida’s Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Airport managed to get through all the levels of security at the airport and actually onto the plane with a boarding pass in someone else’s name. It wasn’t until the correct owner of the boarding pass showed up looking for the same seat that anything was done about it. Are those TSA people too busy looking at our naked pictures to actually scrutinize our id’s?  Source: WSVN

Strike Planned At Heathrow

If your travel plans include London’s Heathrow Airport on Wednesday you might want to reconsider. A planned strike by the UK immigration officials could wreak havoc on an already taxed system. Flying through Heathrow is always an exercise in patience and this could see the airport grinding to a halt. There is talk of 12 hour delays and the major airlines serving the airport are being asked to cut their passenger lists in half to help with the backlog.  Source:  BBC News

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