Ever wonder how much of your life you’ve wasted sitting around at the airport? Financebuzz.com compiled a list of the worst delay-prone U.S. airports of 2018, with overall delay times displayed in the collective amount of years they’ve added up to for travelers overall. And the results are not encouraging: Rankings are based on a composite of total passengers, percentage of flights delayed, and the average length of delay for the top 25 airports. Some takeaways: The measures of total passenger-time wasted in delays last year amounted to some staggering numbers: 1,133 years at Chicago O’Hare, 991 years at Atlanta, and more than 500 years at the others. Years Travelers Spent Waiting at Delay-Prone Airports Last Year Airport Collective time passengers were delayed (in 2018) 1 Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) 1,133 years 2 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) 991 years 3 Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) 872 years 4 … [Read more...] about The 10 Most Delay-Prone Airports in the U.S.
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Business travelers are, by necessity, some of the most savvy travelers out there. It’s a natural side effect of spending countless hours navigating packed airports and waiting out delays. This also means that the inefficiencies of modern air travel are a little more frustrating than they might be to vacationers; after all, a sluggish security line is more tolerable when you experience it twice in a year rather than twice every week. It’s no surprise, then, that major airports cater to business travelers as much as reasonably possible. UK-based air travel website Globehunters just released a list of the world’s best airports for business travelers, which takes many of these factors into account. And by extension, they’re great airport options for average travelers for their high-tech and efficient offerings. Three (only three?) U.S. airports made the top ten on a list that is largely dominated by airports in Asia and in Europe. Related:The 10 Worst Airports … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Airports for Business Travel
By Susana Guerrero, SFGATE Published 1:39 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 FILE-- Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. If you act quick, you could be one of these happy people sipping German beer this Oktoberfest. FILE-- Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. If you act quick, you could be one of these happy people sipping German beer this Oktoberfest. Photo: Matthias Schrader, Associated Press Photo: Matthias Schrader, Associated Press Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 FILE-- Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. If you act quick, you could be one of these happy people sipping German beer this Oktoberfest. FILE-- … [Read more...] about Prost! You can fly to Germany for Oktoberfest for just $500
Updated 4:58 pm CDT, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, passengers in an inflatable raft move away from US Airways Flight 1549 that went down in the Hudson River in New York. The passenger jet that survived a bird strike and crash landing in the Hudson River in New York 10 years ago is going into storage while the museum where it’s currently displayed seeks a new home. The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolinas Aviation Museum holds the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane in a 40,000-square-foot hangar at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, but the museum is closing temporarily, starting Sunday, July 14, 2019. less FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2009 file photo, passengers in an inflatable raft move away from US Airways Flight 1549 that went down in the Hudson River in New York. The passenger jet that survived a bird strike and ... more Photo: Bebeto Matthews, AP … [Read more...] about ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane going into storage until 2022
A roundup of the latest airport news Chris McGinnis Updated 6:26 pm PST, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 TravelSkills on SFGate is brought to you by Visa . In airport news, some are questioning whether Orange County's John Wayne Airport should get a new name; Austin-Bergstrom cuts the ribbon on an expansion; Pittsburgh International reveals the design for its new terminal; Atlanta travelers endure long TSA lines; Charlotte reopens an Admirals Club; and Istanbul's new international airport is delayed once again. Sometimes things from the past can come back to haunt you even after you're dead. That's the case for legendary actor John Wayne, whose name was applied to California's Orange County Airport in 1979. This month, someone dug up an interview that Wayne did with Playboy magazine in 1971, and his comments range from politically incorrect to grossly offensive by contemporary standards. That led the Los Angeles Times to run an editorial urging that Orange County … [Read more...] about Airports: John Wayne debate, Austin expansion + Pittsburgh, ATL, Charlotte, Istanbul