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How To Protect Religious Freedom and Keep Our Airports Safe

Saadia Faruqi | Posted 02.11.2016 | Religion
Saadia Faruqi

We cannot view all Muslims or Sikhs as potential terrorists if we are to continue to live in a free and peaceful society. But in today's environment we also should be ready to keep our airports and other open public areas safe.

Leaving Hawaii

Renee Fisher | Posted 01.28.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from Hawaii, where she had the rewarding experience of spending many hours in airports and on planes, contemplating the human race.

What TSA's New Scanner Rules Mean For Your Next Flight

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.04.2016 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The Transportation Security Administration's new rules for screening passengers with its controversial full-body scanners -- which were quietly changed just before the busy holiday travel season -- represent a significant policy reversal that could affect your next flight.

United Airlines Hosts Nationwide Puppy Party For 'Ruff' Travel Season

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.22.2015 | Travel

More than 100 million people are expected to travel this holiday season (the first time this has ever happened, according to AAA) and U.S. airlines wi...

And The U.S. Airports With The Longest Security Lines Are...

Thrillist | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel

By: Matt Meltzer Credit: Flickr/Quinn Dombrowski Much like you think your city has the worst traffic and your bars are full of the worst peopl...

These Little-Known Airline Rules Will Change The Way You Travel

Map Happy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Most of the time, it's a matter of being proactive knowing which rules to bring up because most gate agents won't knowingly bring them up, lest passengers start using and abusing these policies.

21 Airport and Flight Tips, Fun, and Tricks: A Rough Guide

Stephen Harris | Posted 12.15.2015 | Travel
Stephen Harris

Keep your passport upside-down when you have it out. Remain mysterious and keep people guessing.

Three Good Reasons To Skip the Airport Lounge

Map Happy | Posted 12.12.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Most domestic lounges are so terrible that it's hard for me to feign any enthusiasm for them these days. Even the freebies, from the Milanos to the lamps, aren't worth it in my opinion. And who the hell needs a lamp for their flight?

Fire Crews Spray Wrong Plane With Foam At Chinese Airport

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — When crew members of a passenger plane reported sparks coming from an engine while taxiing at an airport in southern China, eigh...

Dude, Leave the Winter Coat at the Airport

Map Happy | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Do you know what sucks? Lugging around a parka like a winter Eskimo. This post originally appeared on Map Happy. Turns out a few select airp...

California Now Shares A Rare Cross-Border Airport With Mexico

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel

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This Is How You Save Money on Your Global Entry Application

Map Happy | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Those Canadians. Not only do they get decent healthcare but they also get cheaper Global Entry. They get everything. This post originally...

The Best Airport Bars In America, So You Can Survive Your Layover

Thrillist | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel

In an effort to parse out the actual bars in your air and/or jetport that are worth adjusting your flight schedule to hit, we, well, flew to a lot of places this year, and reached out to our esteemed city editors for other recs.

The 'Hug Lady' Has Greeted Soldiers At Airport For Over A Decade

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.17.2015 | Good News

This grandmother knows how to give a sweet sendoff. For more than a decade, Elizabeth Laird has been sending off military members from Fort H...

Faithful Shopper: Beautiful on Board

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to prepare yourself to face the airport.

6 Things to Do If You're Stranded at the Airport

Dayvee Sutton | Posted 10.22.2015 | Travel
Dayvee Sutton

Beyond getting involuntarily kicked off your plane, other unexpected scenarios such as inclement weather delays and mechanical disruptions can keep you stuck at the airport. But getting stalled in transit doesn't have to be a total drag.

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.

All Customs Computers Briefly Down At Airports Nationwide

The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

Epic line at @BostonLogan immigration. Rumor is all computers down. Some still on jetways. No movement in 30 min

The Top Methods for Getting Airline Change Fees Waived

Map Happy | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I could make a chart telling you how much airline cancellation fees cost but it's almost not worth it. Because sometimes even ditching a flight and buying a new one can be cheaper.

The Trick to Requesting Uber and Lyft at Any Airport

Map Happy | Posted 10.04.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

This one literally requires a trick of the needle. Ignore the fact there are often legitimate governmental regulations on why sometimes passengers c...

5 Airport Hotels You'd Actually Want to Stay In

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Juliana Shallcross, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy CitizenM The idea of being shuttled to the airport-adjacent hotel due to a layover or a fligh...

Airports Across the Globe Begin to Discuss Accessibility

Eric Lipp | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Eric Lipp

My recent, short lived experience in Panama gave me long life lessons on global access in airports. I was invited by Airports Council International (...

Airport Wi-Fi Hacks You Need To Know Before You Fly

Thrillist | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel

By: Joe Oliveto Credit: Shutterstock Airports are the worst. Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that ni...

Five Travel Tips To Help Stop Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

It's not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. An NGO recently launched #DoesYourHotelKnow, a new awareness campaign that alerts hotels and travelers on what to do if we think it's happening (key: you don't have to be certain, that's up to the authorities to figure out).

Things You Should Do Before Landing at the Airport in a New Country

Hipmunk | Posted 08.07.2015 | Travel

Even after making it through customs, tackling unfamiliar currency exchanges and arranging ground transportation can put a jet-lagged traveler over the edge.