The Transportation Security Administration is currently testing a program called Precheck that allows select passengers to skip through some airport security screens. Passengers who are enrolled as frequent fliers with either Delta or American Airlines and who have been deemed low security risks by the TSA are being invited to opt in. They are granted access to shorter VIP security lines where they are allowed to move through without having to take off shoes and belts or removing liquids and laptop computers from bags. Those who have not yet been selected for Precheck may enroll in one of its sister programs administered by Customs Border Protection, like Global Entry. It has its own set of…
ENGLISH: A Wall Street Journal article has been making the rounds online. It urges readers to avoid New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport at all costs. The article cites a transportation bureau study that found nearly half of the 100 most consistently delayed flights pass through Newark. Airlines schedule the maximum amount of flights in and out of Newark per hour allowed by the FAA. One delayed aircraft can throw off the entire day’s schedule.Planes heading to Newark often get tied up over Washington DC, a major crossroads for Northeast air traffic. Can Newark Liberty get back on track, or will it continue to be just another embarrassment for the State of New Jersey?
About 150 diamondback terrapins arrived at New York’s JFK International Airport two days ago, crossing the tarmac, forcing the parking apron to shut down for 15 minutes leaving planes stuck on the runway.
With the increase in fuel costs and the poor economy, US airlines have been steadily hiking up fares and fees. Most US airlines now charge extra for in-flight amenities that used to be free. Yet, the increase in fees doesn’t equal a more pleasant and comfortable flight. The exorbitant baggage fees also make people think twice about bringing any checked luggage. So next time, treat yourself to a real vacation and fly with one of the 5-star Asian airlines. No extra fees. No added stress. Just fun.