Articles Tagged ‘airports’

Full Body Scanners Banned From EU Over Cancer Concerns (Still Alive and Well in the US)

Full Body Scanners Banned From EU Over Cancer Concerns (Still Alive and Well in the US) November 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
The uproar over full body scanners in airports may have simmered in the US, but some officials in the EU are all up in arms over the implications of the use of this hardware. And it’s not about privacy this time. Dr. David Brenner, an American scientist, claims that these scanners – now used...

Nothing Like Lingerie to Put the Spark In…Business Travel

Nothing Like Lingerie to Put the Spark In…Business Travel June 30, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Business travel can be quite the, ahem, drag. So why not spice things up a little (or a lot)? A recently photographed mystery-man traveling from SFO on US Airways decided to do just that by sporting women’s lingerie on the flight – and not much else. Turns out, this mysterious man isn’t...

BA Chairman Calling for More Racial Profiling in Airport Security

BA Chairman Calling for More Racial Profiling in Airport Security May 3, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
BA Chairman, Sir Martin Broughton, thinks that airport security is wasting its time checking travelers like celebrities, airline staff, and infants. Instead, security should be focusing its time and resources on higher-risk travelers. Yemeni students, for example. At least this is what he said, according...

Place Your Bets: Which Airport Will Be Next to Have a Sleeping Air Controller?

Place Your Bets: Which Airport Will Be Next to Have a Sleeping Air Controller? April 29, 2011 | North America, Travel News | Read More
A third air controller has been fired for sleeping on the job, this time at Seattle’s Boeing Field. Apparently, the man was already facing disciplinary action for falling asleep on two other occasions. While tighter regulations are now being enforced (i.e. controllers must have at least 9 hours between...

Shoe Scanners May Result in Passengers Being Allowed to Stay Laced Up

Shoe Scanners May Result in Passengers Being Allowed to Stay Laced Up March 28, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
We know you love it when you have to remove your shoes going through security at the airport, which is why we know how sad you’ll be to find out this practice might become a thing of the past. As reported at Wired’s Danger Room, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made an...

China Plans 45 New Airports As Travel Booms

China Plans 45 New Airports As Travel Booms March 3, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Even though 130 of China’s current 175 existing airports lost money last year, they will be going ahead with plans over the next five years to add 45 more airports, according to Yahoo! News. The new airports will be expected to meet the rising tourism boom in the country of over 1.3 billion people. Li...

Airline Passenger Pulls a Mission Impossible

Airline Passenger Pulls a Mission Impossible November 11, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
One of my favorite parts of Mission Impossible is when they are quickly able to create a rubber mask that imitates other people’s faces. Who wouldn’t want to be that sly and walk around imitating someone completely different? Although it’s a fictional movie, the same thing actually...

Licensing Loophole Allows Alcohol to Flow Freely at UK Airports

Licensing Loophole Allows Alcohol to Flow Freely at UK Airports October 28, 2010 | Business, Travel News | Read More
We’re all familiar with the cliché of the bartender cutting off drinks to someone who has to drive at the end of the night, but how many of us guessed this rule wouldn’t apply to airports?  Thanks to a loophole in the Licensing Act not covering airport bars, international flyers in the...

6 Secret Airport Art Museums

6 Secret Airport Art Museums February 26, 2010 | Around the World, Culture/History | Read More
Experiencing the artistic culture of a city is an integral part of any trip, and here at NileGuide we definitely recommend seeking out museums, public sculptures and murals in any city you visit. But if you get to the airport for your flight home and realize that somehow, amidst all those pub crawls...

Last Minute Holiday Travel Tips

Last Minute Holiday Travel Tips December 23, 2008 | Travel Tips | Read More
Holiday travel can be extremely frustrating with the overcrowded airports, long flight delays and flight cancellations. As you get ready to fly to see your family this week, here are a few last minute holiday travel tips to make sure you are prepared to handle the dreaded time at the airport. Stay...