Category Archives: At the airport

Who pays when a flight delay is an ‘Act of God’?

Things were going too well. Except for a tight flight connection in London that got the old heart racing, a recent trip to Italy and Greece was perfect. (More on that later.) It ended with a great couple of days … Continue reading

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Some reservations about list of world’s top airlines

It’s out. The list of the world’s top airlines. If you care. Most of us really don’t — most of us flying coach, that is. We’re flying to get somewhere, not for the ambiance or cuisine. We don’t expect much, … Continue reading

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How to breeze through airport security

Have you had it with the airport security sprint? You know, where you have to factor in extra time at the airport and then become a wreck, juggling driver’s license, boarding pass, jacket, belt, shoes, a baggie stuffed with liquids … Continue reading

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Airport security: Royal treatment lovely while it lasted

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been allowed to breeze through airport security. No literally bending over backward to futz with shoes, jackets and laptop computers. Or losing driver’s licenses — which actually happened to me once when I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Travel moment: What’s that doing there, at O’Hare?

So there I was at Chicago’s O’Hare recently, when I ran into this guy. Funny that this very tall dinosaur replica happened to be posing right next to a United Airlines ad touting roomier planes (I’ve circled the United ad … Continue reading

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Why can’t all airports be like this? Sigh.

It was the perfect airport moment, short of having the Beach Boys singing God Only Knows while greeting your peeps like they did in Love Actually. (Yeah, I like a shot of sickeningly sweet every now and then. And I’m … Continue reading

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