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Passengers wait in long lines at the US Airways ticketing counter at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Feb. 14, 2014 in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Paying for upgrades under the tray-table

Nov 18, 2014
Bribing fellow passengers to get to the front of airport lines is generally allowed, but experts say the stress of airline travel means most people won’t agree to it.
Posted In: flying, Airlines, airport, bribes
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A Venezuelan airport is charging for air. Yes, air.

Jul 11, 2014
The international airport in Caracas, Venezuela, is now charging for air.
Posted In: Air, air conditioning, airport, venezuela

Ever get lost at the airport? Blame the signs

Feb 26, 2014
"Wayfinding": There's money to be made off of real, physical signage, even as it gives way to a digital future.
Posted In: Signs, airport, wayfinding

In end, lawsuit over property could assign 9/11 blame

Sep 11, 2012
Because of an insurance dispute, after all these years, a jury may take on the question of whether airlines' poor security was responsible for the World Trade Center disaster.
Posted In: airport, security, september 11, world trade center

Self-serve air travel: Welcome aboard

Jul 19, 2012
It was just a small hop from self check-out at the grocery store to self check-in at the airport. Now you can even self-tag your bags and self-board the plane. What's next?
Posted In: airport, air travel

Luxury brands adding more airport locations

Jul 5, 2012
In recent years, sales at airports and other travel venues have risen far more quickly than at regular stores for many chains, prompting luxury retailers to focus on the travel market.
Posted In: air travel, airport, luxury

Atlanta's new air terminal ready for takeoff

May 16, 2012
The world's busiest airport gets a new $1.4 billion international terminal. But Atlanta airport officials want to avoid mass chaos on opening day.
Posted In: airport, Atlanta

As London readies for Olympics, some fear chaos

May 8, 2012
British authorities are checking their level of preparedness for the Summer Olympics in London in July. Some Brits say they aren’t ready.
Posted In: London, Olympics 2012, security, terrorism, Immigration, Heathrow, airport