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Foul-Mouthed Passenger Gets More Than a Slap on the Wrist

Foul-Mouthed Passenger Gets More Than a Slap on the Wrist June 24, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Who hasn’t had a frustrating experience with an airline? Flight delays, lost luggage, long layovers, crappy food…we could list our grievances all day. As seasoned travelers and considerate people we’d like to think we weather airport frustration with the calm of Mother Theresa…but...

100-Year-Old Farmer Fights Illinois Airport

100-Year-Old Farmer Fights Illinois Airport June 2, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
What traveler doesn’t enjoy a brand new airport? But we never really thought at what cost. Last week a 100-year-old farmer, Anthony Rudis, is claiming that the state of Illinois, in its attempts to acquire his land to build an airport, has crossed the line and is now harassing him. It’s a political...

Texas Becomes First State to Ban Excessive Airport Pat-Downs

Texas Becomes First State to Ban Excessive Airport Pat-Downs May 31, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
It’s still a little too early to celebrate, but intrusive airport pat-downs are at least being brought to the forefront. On May 12, Texas became the first state to pass a bill that banned security from touching travelers in an “inappropriate” way, as reported by the Daily Mail. Under...

Next time You’re at the Airport: PowerKiss

Next time You’re at the Airport: PowerKiss April 14, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Sorry if we got your hopes up but PowerKiss has nothing to do with actual kissing, but it’s the latest technology developed for airports that’s making traveler’s feel a lot more high-tech. PowerKiss is a Finnish company specializing in wire-free cell phone charging technology. According...

A Trifecta of Airports With Terrible On-Time Performance

A Trifecta of Airports With Terrible On-Time Performance November 24, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
There seems to be a constant debate of the best and worst airports in the nation. Many people may think their home airport is the worst, until they find themselves in an airport that’s lacking even more, leaving much to be desired. So which city really has the worst airport? According to Gothamist,...

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid

The Airport Dweller’s Food Pyramid November 9, 2010 | Offbeat, Travel Tips | Read More
In the real world, most humans try to achieve a healthy balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits and vegetables and fats. In the high-security, sterilized world of airports? Not so much. In a place where fresh food is flat-out unavailable, where anything resembling a normal meal is double its normal...

Water Or Not? New X-Ray Scanner Can Tell What’s In Your Bottle

Water Or Not? New X-Ray Scanner Can Tell What’s In Your Bottle November 3, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
How many times have you guzzled back a bottle of water so as not to waste it before passing through airport security? Or have had to toss the bottle in the rubbish bin? If you’re like me — which is to say absent-minded enough to forget you’re carrying it until the last second —...

Say No to the TSA Scanner, Say Yes to the Frisk

Say No to the TSA Scanner, Say Yes to the Frisk November 2, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The TSA body scanners have gotten a lot of criticism over the last few months. As flying continues to get more and more cumbersome, it’s becoming more and more difficult for travelers to enjoy it. Unless it’s in the bedroom, people really don’t prefer a strip search; even if it is just...

New Mobile App Maps The Insides of Shopping Malls And Airports

New Mobile App Maps The Insides of Shopping Malls And Airports October 25, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Knowing is half the battle, right? Point Inside — whose mission is to “map the indoor world” –wants to help you in your battle… to find the bathroom. Or the Macy’s. Or the nearest Starbucks in the airport. They’re released an application, compatible with the...

Lady Gaga Flaunts Metal Detectors, Breezes Through LAX Security

Lady Gaga Flaunts Metal Detectors, Breezes Through LAX Security October 4, 2010 | Las Vegas, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Lady Gaga perpetually shocks the public with her outrageous antics: meat dresses complete with head pieces, a hatred of wearing pants and an affinity for only wearing bras. And a day after stunning viewers at the VMAs earlier this month, Lady Gaga breezed through security with handcuffs attached to her...
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