Monthly Archives: May 2007

Travel Tips from Paul Kedrosky

Paul Kedrosky has an insightful blog, usually about biz, but Paul offered up some great travel tips last year. Here are are few from his blog post (Paul stuff in italics).When going through airport security avoid lines containing vehicles (i.e., …

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Airport and Airline News from the past week

A summary of the week’s “airports” news stories is available HERE. Airline travel news stories of the past week are HERE. Today’s big story, based on the attention from the TV news, is the quarantine of a man who travelled …

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Airport Websites

Here is a condensed list of Airline websites and phone numbers. For a longer, more comprehensive list of Airlines see the link belowAeroflot ……………….. 888-340-6400Aeromexico ……………… 800-237-6639Air Canada ……………… 888-247-2262Air China ………………. 800-982-8802Air Europa ……………… 888-238-7672Air France ……………… 800-237-2747Air India …

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Tracking Germs on Flights

Purdue University (USA) has been working on a system that will track contaminants using mathematical models and sensors on aircraft. The idea is to isolate/locate infectious or dangerous chemicals and identify the passenger who could potentially cause problems. In addition …

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Air Travel – prohibited items. Brass knuckles to checked baggage please…

When you pack for your next airplane trip it’s a good idea to quickly scan the TSA list of prohibited items. As a general rule you’ll want to pack things in your checked luggage rather than your carry-on because the …

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Security Tips from TSA

Buried in the bloated TSA Website is this key rule for carry-ons at Airports. Note that the rules for liquids follow, but even simpler is this: Carry-on ONLY tiny liquid bottles in a SINGLE, clear, quart zip top bag. This …

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Airline Phone Numbers

This is an old list but most should still be correct. Note almost all of these Airlines have toll free numbers. I’ll try to update this soon with the many new discount airlines cropping up all over the world: A …

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Chicago, LAX, and Denver busiest US Airports over Memorial Day

The Orbitz Insider Index lists ORD Chicago, LAX Los Angeles, and DEN Denver as the Airports that will be busiest this coming Memorial Day weekend. If you are planning Air Travel this weekend, especially through major hubs, you may want …

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Wizz Air Announces Summer Fare discounts

Wizz Air is a major provider of discounted flights throughout Europe including Hungary, Poland, and much of eastern Europe. They’ve announced discounts off their usual low fares so if you are planning travel to Europe this season check out the …

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JD Power has just released their survey of US Airport Satisfaction for small, Medium, and Large Airports. The 2007 results show Dallas with the top spot in overall customer satisfaction for large airports, Kansas City for medium sized Airports, and …

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