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Can I Leave The Airport During A Layover?

| December 12, 2015 | 460 Comments
Can I Leave The Airport During A Layover?

A lot of people want to know: how do you know when you can leave the airport on a layover? Long layovers offer a kind of two-for-one deal. If you leave the airport, they offer the chance to explore an extra country along the way, possibly one you’d never thought to visit. But without knowing up […]

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Catching Connecting Flights: What You Need To Know

| March 9, 2015 | 44 Comments
Catching Connecting Flights: What You Need To Know

When you’re catching a connecting flight, there can be many concerns. How long do you need to catch a flight? Do you need to recheck your baggage or will that be done automatically? If you’re catching a national connecting flight by the same airline, and most often affiliate airlines, and they will transfer your luggage. […]

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Layovers: How Much Time Do You Need To Leave The Airport?

| January 30, 2015 | 34 Comments
Layovers: How Much Time Do You Need To Leave The Airport?

There are many factors to take into account when deciding whether you have enough time to leave the airport during a layover and venture out into the surrounding area. Before you leave, check with your airline to see if your ticket permits you to leave the transit area. Some tickets may not permit you to […]

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Atlanta Layover

| January 8, 2015 | 7 Comments
Atlanta Layover

Atlanta layovers at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport offer plenty for travelers to do both inside and outside the airport. The airport is a focus city for Southwest Airlines and Delta uses it as their chief hub. Hartsfield-Jackson is located roughly seven miles from downtown Atlanta, which makes the city accessible for those on long […]

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Southwest Airlines Scored Highest On Passenger Survey

| May 19, 2009 | 0 Comments
Southwest Airlines Scored Highest On Passenger Survey

Interesting article by The Associate Press on customer satisfaction improving in the U.S.: Southwest Airlines Co. had the highest score, 81 on a zero-to-100 scale. After that it was Continental Airlines Inc. at 68, Delta Air Lines Inc. at 64, AMR Corp.’s American Airlines at 60, US Airways Group Inc. at 59, Northwest Airlines at […]

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Tips On Getting Through Airport Security

| March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Some terrific security tips, if you can get past the goofy animation…

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Luggage Storage On A Layover At New York’s JFK Airport

| March 3, 2009 | 3 Comments
Luggage Storage On A Layover At New York’s JFK Airport

If you’re looking to ditch your bags on a long layover, there are a couple of options on luggage storage. There’s a storage facility on the first floor of Terminal 1 Arrivals. It is open from 7am to 11pm and costs $4 – $16 a day, depending on the size of the luggage. You can […]

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How To Pack For A Layover

| March 3, 2009
How To Pack For A Layover

There’s nothing worse then being stuck on a long layover without some needed necessities (ok, yes, there are worse things, but this is pretty bad). If you’re traveling on business, and will be stuck on a layover, make sure you pack some comfortable clothes to change in to. Airplane and airport seats are bad enough […]

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Zipping Through Airport Security – For A Fee

| February 17, 2009 | 0 Comments
Zipping Through Airport Security – For A Fee

Currently accepted at over 20 U.S. airports, the Clear Card, helps travelers pass through security within minutes and avoid all those long, pesky lines. For $199 a year, you can get a Clear security pass, which allows you access a Clear lane in security. Once you present your card, an attendant verifies your information and […]

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Yoga During An Airport Layover

| February 8, 2009 | 0 Comments
Yoga During An Airport Layover

Susanne Gannon, a yoga instructor in the Charleston area, wrote a fantastic article for Charleston.net, suggesting some simple (and inconspicuous) yoga stretches that a traveler can do at the airport: –Subtle Airport Yoga (the Not-Making-A-Fool-of-Yourself Version): Calming Breath (for those of us who don’t like flying much): Either close your eyes or fix them on […]

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Leaving Luggage At London’s Heathrow Or Gatwick Airport

| January 14, 2009 | 2 Comments
Leaving Luggage At London’s Heathrow Or Gatwick Airport

For those looking to ditch their extra luggage to venture out for a London layover, here is a quick guide to the Left Luggage facilities in both Heathrow and Gatwick airports: Heathrow Left Luggage is available in each terminal: Terminal 1 Mezzanine Floor, 6am-11pm Terminal 2 departures near Lufthansa, 6am-11pm Terminal 3 arrivals area, 5:30am-11:30pm […]

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