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1110, 2021

How to Navigate an Airport?

Airports are sprawling jungles of concrete and steel, packed with thousands of stressed-out inhabitants, rushing to get to their flight on time, each one just as confused as you are on where to go. All of this is to say that we get it, airports are confusing, and navigating one to find your gate in time for your flight can be quite stressful. Luckily, we're here to help with a comprehensive guide on how to navigate throughout any airport. Most airports follow a transnational set of rules and guidelines so that these tips and tricks can be applied almost anywhere. [...]

410, 2021

Are Airports Privately Owned?

Airports are some of the largest commercial hubs in the world. They host hundreds of thousands of passengers every day and thousands of flights. There must be some massive governing body handling all of this traffic and communicating with other airports to ensure all of this travel goes off without a hitch. But is this governing body a private company? In many cases, yes, the airport is owned and operated by a private company. This is true across the world, primarily in European nations. However, it's not always the case as the United States requires that all commercial, international airports [...]

1709, 2021

Can Airport Scanners See Pills?

Airport security scanners are some of the most high-tech machines you're likely to encounter regularly. They're designed to protect from security and terror threats almost every day and therefore are stacked with some of the most advanced x-ray and personal imaging technology available. Airport scanners can see almost anything a passenger has on their person. There are many different types of scanners you're going to encounter when passing through airport security. Scanners for your bags, scanners for your body, and scanners for individual searches. Each of these scanners is equipped with the latest tech designed to detect contraband, drugs, and [...]

2208, 2021

How do Airport Scanners Detect Drugs?

Airport security continues to evolve every day. New scanners and technology are implemented on an annual basis to cut down on wait times and make finding illegal contraband much easier. It's highly improbable that anyone will be able to sneak something past security whether it be weapons, drugs, or even bowling pins. But how can they tell if you have these items on you? If drugs aren't metal, then how does security detect them? Can Drugs be Detected? Technically speaking, no, drugs cannot be detected by the scanners - at least, not yet. However, the scanners do make it incredibly [...]

1508, 2021

Can You Bring Food Through Airport Security?

It seems that there is a new TSA guideline every day. Whether restrictions are being tightened or repealed, it can be difficult to keep up to date with what can be brought with you through security and what has to stay home. One of the most ever-changing categories is food and liquid. Not only does it seem as though there are new guidelines every week, but the type of food or liquid will be a factor in whether or not it can come along with you. General Rules So, can you bring food through airport security? Let’s start with the [...]

2807, 2021

What to Wear to the Airport?

I'm sure at some point we've either been or made fun of the parent who comes to the airport with pockets upon pockets of belongings. They're the ones who hold up the security checks as they empty their belongings from every pocket to avoid alerting the metal detector. But is there a method to their madness? What should travelers wear to the airport to make their journey the most efficient it can be? The Outfit From Head to Toe It's always smart to dress for the occasion, even if the occasion is a 7-hour flight across an ocean. It's always [...]

1307, 2021

How Early Should I Get to the Airport?

Whether you're an avid flyer or someone who goes once or twice a year, the stress of getting to your flight in time never truly goes away. Getting to the airport at the right time is an art that must be mastered - right? Well, with a few hints and tips, timing your arrival at the airport will never be simpler. So, how early should you get to the airport? Before we start, there are a few things that you need to be aware of. These housekeeping tips will play a major part in deciding how early you need to [...]

2606, 2021

How Many International Airports Are in the US?

Travel across the world has never been easier. Hopping from the United States to Japan can be done in a matter of hours and every day it just gets easier. With the ability to fly from one country to another with such ease, it may come as a surprise at how few international airports there are in the United States. For some travelers, it could take longer to get to the closest international airport than it would to just drive to your destination. So, how many international airports are in the US? Let's take a look at data offered by [...]

2403, 2021

7 Largest Airlines in the World

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the airline industry internationally, many airlines in 2019 saw substantial growth within their companies. Though first and second quarter reports give a false sense of which airlines are truly the largest in the world, viewing growth from a non-Covid-19 related perspective gives the consumer a better understanding on which airlines truly are the largest. 1. Delta Airlines According to Delta Airlines financial reports, revenue in 2019 was $47 billion[1]. According to Planespotters.net[2], Delta Airlines carries a hefty fleet of 834 aircrafts. Their fleet carries a diverse range of aircraft types ranging [...]

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