Why Air Travel Still Sucks

In July 2010, the U.S. Division of Transportation launched statistics that showed quick-nosed breeds of dogs—resembling pugs, Boston Terriers, boxers, some mastiffs, Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, Shih tzus and bulldogs—are more likely to die on airplanes than canines with regular-length muzzles. The web firestorm started when Colorado resident and anti-gun activist Shannon Watts took to Twitter to doc what she said was an United Airways gate agent refusing to let two women board a flight on Sunday morning to Minneapolis from Denver Worldwide Airport as a result of they were in leggings.

Singapore and Hong Kong are nonetheless the two favourite stopover ports for Australian flyers en path to Europe, however the ever expanding listing of airlines that serve Australian cities has opened up some intriguing choices past the latest entrants akin to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and extra latterly, Doha.

If this will contain a significant delay find out if one other service has seats and ask the first airline to endorse your ticket to that provider, however bear in mind that there are no Federal necessities for the airline to take action. Discovering extra seats may be difficult, nonetheless, particularly over holidays and different peak journey occasions.

Derek Moore, the director of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and an architect who has designed airports for twenty-five years, says that essentially the most bold sites in progress, equivalent to Dubai, are anticipating passenger flows exceeding a hundred million a 12 months—greater than any presently operational airport sees.

Ralph Nader, Privateness Teams Urge Congress to Droop Airport Body Scanner Program: In two letters at this time, Ralph Nader and ten privateness organizations urged leaders within the House and Senate to cease deployment of full-body scanning units in US airports till an independent evaluate of the gadgets’ well being results, effectiveness and privateness safeguards is accomplished.