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Countries Move to Stop Empty “Ghost Flights”

The coronavirus pandemic has put many of the worst things about the global economy into sharp relief. The Trump administration is considering prioritizing oil companies over healthcare, New York is paying people in prison less than a dollar an hour to make state-branded hand sanitizer, and internationally, airlines…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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What to Do if Your TSA Precheck Isn’t on Your Boarding Pass

If you are a frequent traveler and haven’t yet gotten TSA PreCheck, what are you waiting for? TSA PreCheck, specifically Global Entry with TSA PreCheck, is consistently one of the best investments I’ve ever made. Even with the increasingly longer PreCheck lines, I’m always thankful for being in a line of people who…Read more… Continue […]

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Why Am I Suddenly Afraid of Flying?

For years you’ve flown without issue—no breathing exercises, no pills—but suddenly you can’t board without picturing catastrophe. No one you know has recently died in a crash; you have not, to your knowledge, dwelled excessively on those Boeing catastrophes; and yet suddenly, out of nowhere, you’ve become the kind of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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These Are the Busiest Days to Fly During the Holidays

If you’re flying home for the holidays, get ready for lines of all kinds—according to a forecast by advocacy group Airlines for America, more than 47 million Americans will fly in the days leading up to Christmas and through January 5, 2020, representing roughly 2.6 million passengers a day.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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These Are the Busiest Days to Fly During the Holidays

If you’re flying home for the holidays, get ready for lines of all kinds—according to a forecast by advocacy group Airlines for America, more than 47 million Americans will fly in the days leading up to Christmas and through January 5, 2020, representing roughly 2.6 million passengers a day.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Get an Airline Gate Pass

We recently wrote about three airports (DTW, PIT, and TPA) that issue TSA-approved passes that allow individuals without tickets to go through security and visit the airport’s stores and restaurants. Though these passes may have been designed to promote “terminal tourism,” many people are actually using the passes to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Go Ahead and Use the First-Class Bathroom on Flights

Last week, an Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing because of a passenger’s threats, apparently uttered out of frustration over an especially long restroom line. “By making seven people wait here to use the bathroom, while the whole bathroom up there is empty, it’s wrong,” the passenger said in a video…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Where Your Emotional Support Animal Is Allowed to Sit on a Plane

In May, a man was attacked by an emotional support animal while flying on Delta; according to a lawsuit filed by the passenger, the animal tried repeatedly to sit on its owner’s lap before the attack—though service animals are required to remain on the floor per Delta’s rules—while attendants ignored the airline’s…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Survive a Long Airport Delay

Last week, hundreds of flights at New York’s LaGuardia Airport were delayed or canceled because of thunderstorms in the area; inbound flights landed nearly four hours past their scheduled arrival times. And while we’d like to think delays are a rare occurrence, United and other major airlines like Delta and American…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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