Articles Tagged ‘air travel’

Leave the Bathtub at Home

Leave the Bathtub at Home April 19, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
You officially don’t need to be embarrassed for forgetting that you packed a 5 ounce container of liquid or a pair of tweezers in your check in luggage at the airport. Especially if flying Virgin Atlantic. Virgin just released a summary from their recent survey conducted by staff at all 32 airports...

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...

How do you say “Food Truck” in French?

How do you say “Food Truck” in French? April 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Children born today will grow up in a world where airline food is a thing of the past. Their parents will reminisce about pretzels, peanuts, and hot food passed around by flight attendants. They will assume we always had to use exact change or debit card to buy $11 sandwiches from the terminal or $11...

Forget Electric Cars, Electric Planes are the Future

Forget Electric Cars, Electric Planes are the Future April 12, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Could electric planes be the future of flying? It’s pretty damn hard to imagine a commercial flight between New York and London flying off of batteries alone. But it’s all about the baby steps and there are engineers all over the world working on greener technologies for airplanes. Elektra...

Sit Closer to Your Facebook Friends on Malaysia Airlines

Sit Closer to Your Facebook Friends on Malaysia Airlines March 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In August 2010, Delta became the first airline carrier to allow customers to search for flights and book them directly through Facebook. At that time, other airlines only allowed customers to use Facebook to search for available flight times. When it was time to pay, they were redirected back to the...

Survey Shows Adult Flights Gaining Popularity

Survey Shows Adult Flights Gaining Popularity February 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A recent survey showed that many business class travelers would like major airlines to offer adult only flights – meaning no children allowed, not meaning a 747 full of people angling to get in the Mile High Club. Dave Richardson, a journalist, is pushing airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic...

The Future of Airport Customer Service: Holograms?

The Future of Airport Customer Service: Holograms? February 7, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
To shorten security lines, improve customer service, and make passengers feel like they are in a Star Wars film, Manchester and London Luton airports have introduced holograms at their bag check queues. Manchester unveiled their two holograms “John” and “Julie” on January 31st and a few days...

Monk Caught Smuggling Nun’s Bones Through Airport Security

Monk Caught Smuggling Nun’s Bones Through Airport Security January 21, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
A plan to smuggle the remains of a nun into Cyprus were thwarted on Sunday. Authorities at Athens airport stopped a Cypriot monk who was found with a skull and other bones in his luggage during a security check. He was arrested, charged with theft and desecrating the dead. They were free on bail and released...

Tall Man Forced to Stand… For an Entire Flight

Tall Man Forced to Stand… For an Entire Flight January 13, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In the latest airline soap opera, it would appear that pregnant women and overweight people aren’t the only ones that are in a pinch when it comes to airplane seats. This most recent tale is a little different than the norm, as this passenger was actually too tall to fit in the seat. This certainly...

American Airlines Flights Removed From the Web

American Airlines Flights Removed From the Web January 11, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
As if the holidays didn’t provide enough air travel drama, there is now even more as American Airlines flights have been removed from several online booking sites, including Expedia and Hotwire. There have been a lot of discussions about American Airlines’ new policies, with Expedia choosing...