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How Much Time You Really Need For Connecting Flights

Many of us take connecting flights, and so it’s important to build in extra time between those flights. You need to pay attention to what the airlines might consider a legal connection and when in fact it may be too short to make that next flight. This is especially true with making international connections. Some airlines will tell you an hour is enough time to make those connections, but it’s not even close. Many airports…

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Facial recognition will cover 97 percent of US departing airline passengers within four years

  Biometric Exit is already used at 15 US airports The Department of Homeland Security says it expects to use facial recognition technology on 97 percent of departing passengers within the next four years. The system, which involves photographing passengers before they board their flight, first started rolling out in 2017, and was operational in 15 US airports as of the end of 2018. Facial recognition has identified 7,000 passengers who’ve overstayed their visas The…

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World’s Top Airport of 2019: Changi

  The Skytrax World Airport Awards were held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in London on March 27, naming the world’s top airport of 2019: Singapore Changi Airport. Voted for by international air travelers and one of the most important honors in the airport industry, the Skytrax World Airport Awards named Changi Airport Singapore as the world’s top airport for the seventh consecutive year. “Changi Airport is very focused on continually improving the customer’s airport…

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LAX to allow marijuana in carry-ons

OS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, better known as LAX, has announced that it will permit travelers to bring small amounts of legal marijuana through security in their carry-on bags. But wait: That doesn’t mean you can toke up at the airport. Pot is legal in several US states, but not on the federal level, so you still need to study up before packing your bags on your way out of LA. In 2016, California passed Proposition…

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