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Airport Security to Remove Shoe Restriction

Airport Security to Remove Shoe Restriction

In what can only be described as a rare moment of sensibility, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has decided that wearing your shoes while you pass through airport security poses no imminent threat to national security. In an interview on Politico, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said, “We are moving towards an intelligence and risk-based [...]

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Blog Gone Traveling

Today marks the beginning of a small hiatus for the AirTreks Travel Blog. As with any travel-related periodical the writers of such things need to get into the world so as to keep their energy levels high and their inspiration saturated. For the rest of February and the first half of March I’m off to [...]

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Sleeping Pods Arrive at Delhi Airport

Sleeping Pods Arrive at Delhi Airport

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport may not be known for its sleep-friendly atmosphere, quite the contrary in fact, but that might change with the recent arrival of the newly christened (and rather oddly titled) “Sams Snooze at My Space” cabins. Says the airport’s website: “The cabins are made with state-of-the-art technology and are equipped with [...]

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Save Money! Get Free Stuff!

We’ve got a seriously amazing offer for travelers who buy their tickets during the month of June. Buy your tickets between now and June 30th, and AirTreks will send you a gift card valued at up to $150. ALSO, as an added bonus, anyone who purchases qualifying airfare by June 17th, 2010 will recieve a $US50 instant [...]

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Iceland Volcano Delay – a Q&A with Insurance Specialist Jeffrey Fell

After 4 days of an almost surreal standstill of the European airport network, things haven’t gotten much better for travelers there. The ash cloud remains settled over much of northern and central Europe and doesn’t appear to be doing much in the way of dissipating. Twenty countries have now closed their airspace with specialists saying [...]

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Volcanic Ash Disrupts Air Travel on Massive Scale, Leaves World Wondering How to Pronounce Eyjafjallajokull.

An erupting volcano in Iceland has caused the biggest disruption to air traffic worldwide since September 11, 2001.   The volcano under the Eyjafjallajökull (ay-yah-FYAH’-plah-yer-kuh-duhl) glacier has caused severe flooding in Iceland, and the cloud of ash from the eruption has grounded flights across the globe as major airports shut down in the UK and Europe. This Associated [...]

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