Air Travel News 4.2.09

Air, Air Travel News, Costa Rica, Health & Safety, Wifi & Internet Cafes — By on April 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

by Nancy Yeomans
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.


Costa Rica on the Fly New airline route alert! Starting on April 6, American Airlines will be flying non-stop 5 times a week from JFK airport in New York to San Jose, Costa Rica. You’ll be able to leave New York at 3 in the afternoon and arrive in time for dinner. This tropical paradise is even easier to get to!
Source: PR Newswire

Security line scrutiny Best to leave yourself even more time when heading to the airport these days.  Body scanners are quickly becoming more common at airports here in the US and are here to stay.  The newest TSA measure will likely make the interminable wait to get through the security line even longer.
Source:  USA Today

Airport with free wifi Gone are the days of rushing up to the gate at the last minute and boarding your flight.  In today’s era of heightened security if you’re not at the airport 2 hours before your flight’s scheduled departure you might find yourself grounded.  So, what if the planets are aligned and you find yourself sitting outside your boarding gate with an hour or more to spare?  Enter free airport wi-fi.  With a laptop or a web-enabled handheld you can keep yourself entertained, update your facebook status, even watch an instant movie from your Netflix queue. Click Jaunted’s link below for a listing of international airports where you can surf for free.
Source:  Jaunted

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