Air Travel News 7.12.11

Air, Air Travel News, Florida — By on July 12, 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.

South Beach Express

When cheap and easy transportation pops up between a city and an airport we have to celebrate it. Until recently if you were headed to South Beach, Miami your options were limited to a rental car – not cheap or easy – or a taxi – easy, but not cheap. So hail the Route 150 Miami Airport Flyer. For a tiny price you’ll be whisked from the terminal at MIA to the center of the action in South Beach. Return service is just as effortless.  Source:  Jaunted

No Airline Love

It probably doesn’t come as a big shock to anyone who has flown a commercial airline in the last several years, but the public as a whole is quite dissatisfied with the flying experience. In fact, they rank dealings with the IRS and Domino’s Pizza as more pleasant. Whether the airlines as a whole will decide the situation has really gotten beyond where it should remains to be seen, but there is no doubt in the passengers’ minds that something needs to be done.  Source:  ABCNews

Takes Pat-Down To A Whole New Level

Apparently the TSA has received some information about the next route terrorists may take to try to bring down the system. Unfortunately for us flyers it involves very invasive, implanted devices. It’s not a specific threat, but it’s enough that we can imagine the security people performing their task with more gusto.  Source:  USAToday

Is TSA Really Looking For The Right Objects?

Despite their best efforts, it seems somebody seriously dropped the airport screening ball. A JetBlue flight made it from Boston’s Logan Airport to the Newark Airport last Friday with a stun-gun on board in the passenger cabin. The cleaning crew found the device hidden in a seat-back pocket. No findings yet as to how it might have found it’s way onto the aircraft.  Source:  CBSNews

New Routes

The big news in routes this week is the JetBlue JFK – Costa Rica announcement, but Emirates, Caribbean, Hawaiian and Asiana Airlines also get into the act.  Source:  Jaunted

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