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The TSA’s Top Finds

There’s no shortage of end-of-year top-ten lists going around, but we think this might be our favorite.

The TSA – which has a much more entertaining blog than one might expect – has published its list of the Top Ten ‘Good Catches’ of 2011.

From adorable wildlife to plastic explosives, after reading this, it’s hard to blame them for making us take off our shoes.

High Fuel Prices Leading to Flight Reductions?

It has been reported that rising prices of jet fuel are encouraging airlines to cut back on the numbers of flights they are offering from a range of US airports. For instance, one airline is reducing its flights from Newark Liberty International Airport by 3% and from its hub at Houston by 3.8%.

Another airline has been reported as reducing its flight capacity from LAX by 4%, from Washington Dulles Airport by 4.9% and from Chicago O’Hare by 7.2%. Also, Denver International Airport is set to see a reduction in seating capacity from one airline of between 11 and 17%, making it one of the hardest hit airports.

Despite these cuts in flights, possibly due to high prices of fuel, there are few signs that passenger numbers are dropping at the major air hubs such as those mentioned above. This suggests that there will be the same number – or even more, depending on growth – of passengers trying to access fewer flights.

This can lead to TSA delays when checking into airports, which is naturally something that all travelers want to avoid if possible. One option is to book and reserve off-site parking online before you are due to fly; this ensures you have a parking space ready for when you need it, allowing you to park and then take the free off-site shuttle to the airport, rather than driving round in the hope of finding a space at the airport and ending up late.

At a time when anything you can do to make the flying experience easier is welcome, making plans for your airport parking is definitely a good idea.

Andy Maclean+

Major Airports Nearing Capacity

Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports are some of the busiest in the United States. With a combined capacity of 110 million passengers between them, in 2010 they came close to reaching this with a total of 103 million travellers passing through the airports.

With demand for the airports likely to rise – it’s expected to reach 130 million by 2029 – the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to study ways the airports could extend their capacity in order to meet the upcoming challenges. If changes aren’t made to extend the capacity of the airports, it is thought that the region could lose billions of dollars as passengers are forced to fly elsewhere.

Any changes that are made to extend capacity are likely to cost billions of dollars and cause disruption at the airports until the alterations (such as a new runway and terminal relocations at Newark Liberty International Airport) are complete. As demand grows, another area that is likely to be affected is airport parking, which is already in demand but could soon become overcrowded as passenger numbers continue to rise.

One option for passengers flying through these airports is to make use of the extensive range of off-site parking lots that serve the airports. JFK Airport, Newark Liberty Airport and LaGuardia Airport are all served by multiple off-airport parking options that provide parking alternatives for customers unable to find airport parking or simply looking for a different parking solution. Shuttle buses are included to take passengers to their final destination.
Major Airports Nearing Capacity

Newark Liberty, LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports are some of the busiest in the United States. With a combined capacity of 110 million passengers between them, in 2010 they came close to reaching this with a total of 103 million travellers passing through the airports.

With demand for the airports likely to rise – it’s expected to reach 130 million by 2029 – the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to study ways the airports could extend their capacity in order to meet the upcoming challenges. If changes aren’t made to extend the capacity of the airports, it is thought that the region could lose billions of dollars as passengers are forced to fly elsewhere.

Any changes that are made to extend capacity are likely to cost billions of dollars and cause disruption at the airports until the alterations (such as a new runway and terminal relocations at Newark Liberty International Airport) are complete. As demand grows, another area that is likely to be affected is airport parking, which is already in demand but could soon become overcrowded as passenger numbers continue to rise.

One option for passengers flying through these airports is to make use of the extensive range of off-site parking lots that serve the airports. JFK Airport, Newark Liberty Airport and LaGuardia Airport are all served by multiple off-airport parking options that provide parking alternatives for customers unable to find airport parking or simply looking for a different parking solution. Shuttle buses are included to take passengers to their final destination.

Continental to launch service from Newark to Port Au Prince

Continental Airlines is planning to start a non stop service from its Newark Airport hub to Port Au Prince, Haiti. Pending Government approval flights will begin on June 9th this year and become a daily service from July 1st. A Boeing 737-800 will be making the route and will include a business class cabin.

Snow hits JFK, Newark & LaGuardia again

Most domestic flights were canceled until the afternoon on Wed 12th Jan at JFK, Laguardia and Newark as adverse weather conditions once again affected travelers. Though the snow wasnt as heavy as Dec 26th city officials were keen to restore the city’s reputation at dealing with snowfall following criticism faced during the December blizzard and city Mayor Bloomberg declared a weather emergency well before the snow began to fall.