Category Archives: Airports

The most expensive and cheapest airport transfers

So you bought a low-fare ticket to Tokyo. Great! But on arrival you discover that a taxi ride to the city center (€236 or $208) costs nearly half of the air fare.

A report by the British travel money specialist Moneycorp shows enormous differences between taxi fares around the world.

This is not unexpected given the variance in living standards and distances between airports and city centers.

Below you will find the 5 most expensive and the 5 cheapest taxi

transfers in April 2013 on the basis of both the price...
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How credible are best airport awards?

Air travel awards lost much of their credibility when the British Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld all complaints about Skytrax's advertising submitted by KwikChex, a company verifying critical information about businesses. ASA told Skytrax among other things not to imply that the reviews on their site are checked, trusted and genuine and not to make claims regarding...
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Miracles at the airport

Miracles regularly occur at US airports. A passenger requests a wheelchair and gets pushed to the front of the security line.

After the screening he jumps up out of the chair, grasps his carry-ons and rushes off into the terminal.

Airlines are legally required to provide free wheelchair service to any passenger who requests it and without description or documentation.

Travelers can reserve in advance, but also at the last minute. The rule is that wheelchair requests are filled on a first-come basis. Thus, a 10:00 am walk-up request...
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Most stressful airports in the US

Making it through the airport can be a major undertaking. Distances between gates and long check-in lines are the top factors that make airports stressful, according to a survey by KRC Research among 1,500 business travelers.

The majority of respondents (56%) consider the vastness between gates and terminals the biggest challenge at Chicago O’Hare, while nearly half (49%) agree John F. Kennedy International Airport presents some of the longest lines.

Other factors that contribute to airport stress include:
* Confusing airport signs (28%)
* Poor service...
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