Fine dining and airports typically don’t go together. Most of the fast food fare offered at major airports is just what harried passengers are seeking after being cramped in coach for a five-hour flight from New York. This logic rings true but that hasn’t stopped several major international airports from partnering with world class chefs to open up five-star restaurants.
News from July 2011
Over the past several months, a record amount of complaints have filed into the Transportation Security Administration office regarding the humiliation, degradation and frustration surrounding current screening practices at most major US airports. In response to the growing complaints, the TSA decided to modify the process by giving passengers more privacy during pat-downs and full-body scans.
As the anticipation for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London mounts, so does the trepidation regarding the city’s public transportation system. Many Londoners are worried about how well the subway system will hold up when the onslaught of Olympic Game ticket holders arrive. Much of the fear is based on current issues and problems that plague the subway system on a daily basis.
Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will be the testing ground for a new, speedier version of the traditional TSA screening service that so many travelers lament. According to a recent article in the AJC.com, Delta and American Airlines have jumped on board to help promote this new service
With the rising cost of airline fees already hitting American travelers’ pockets pretty hard, there is a new push for airlines to start refunding baggage fees when travelers’ luggage doesn’t arrive on time as promised. Currently, there are no laws in place that force airlines to pay refunds to travelers who lose their luggage or have to wait for their luggage to arrive.