Abandoned Airports List (USA Airports)

Thanks to Paul Freeman for a great resource featuring abandoned and little known airports.  This list was recently updated on May 1, 2012 and it features over 1500 listings grouped by US State. www.airfields-freeman.com/

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TSA Transportation Security Administration Air Travel Review

Although there are more flight travel rules than you could ever fully understand, the basics are fairly simple and boil down to the following notes from the TSA: TSA’s  Prohibited Items  NOT all-inclusive but helpful. 3-1-1 Rule – CONSOLIDATE your liquids and …

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TSA Precheck Program = Sensible Security.

TSA’s new precheck program is in early stages and not available to everybody, but if you are asked to join it’s probably a good idea. Here’s David Pogue, the New York Time’s technology writer, favorably reviewing the process: Although TSA’s …

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(Jan 2012) Airline Rules from US Department of Transportation

The second phase of the new airline passenger protections are now in effect.   These rules are designed to solve problems consumers have faced for years regarding cancellations of tickets and flights and pricing problems. ·        Requiring all taxes and …

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CES 2012 and LAS – Las Vegas McCarran Airport Express Bus

CES 2012 Las Vegas Quickaid’s in Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show “CES 2012″.  Here, the gadget and computer world gathers every January to showcase technology and innovation in thousands of products from some 2700 companies exhibiting here. …

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Google buys ITA Flight Search Software.

Google’s aquisition of ITA software, a powerful flight price comparison engine, may eventually add a huge new twist to the flight search space although Google’s current position is that they won’t enter this market as a competitor, rather as a …

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics – a great online resource

                    I am often amazed at the resources that pop up online without much fanfare.  One for Transportation is the Research and Innovation Technology Administration, thankfully shortened to  ”RITA” , which …

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British Airways Miles tips from “The Points Guy”

Brian Kelley is “The Points Guy“, a frequent flyer who helps others get the best from their credit card frequent flyer deals and other travel offers out there. In an excellent and detailed series of articles linked below, Kelley offers …

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Los Angeles Airport LAX: LAX Control Tower and LAX “Theme Building”

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Flickr Photo Credit: monkeytime | brachiator The futuristic looking LAX “Theme Building”, one of the great icons of international aerospace industry, reopened in 2010 after its post 9/11 closure for many years. Here the LA Times reviews the situation as …

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Nice Printable Travel Guides from PBS Travel: Burt Wolf’s “Travel and Traditions”

Although some appear a bit dated, PBS’ travel host Burt Wolf has some great printable guides for the many cities he has featured on his PBS’ Travel show “Travels and Traditions with Burt Wolf” As an example see this Boston …

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