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Take a CultureCation

Usually, you get to your destination and then look up what’s going on at the local museums.

Well, take a look at this list of exhibits that might be all the motivation you need to plan a trip before they’re gone.

As a bonus, you get to feel smug about telling your friends and family that the reason you finally got to Finland was to learn about the history of rock and roll.

JFK, LAX, & More To Get Expedited Passenger Screening

Not everything on the TSA’s blog is style over substance (see our last post.)

Back in November, we talked about some of the ways the TSA was considering making security screening more efficient for the lowest-risk travelers. (Read the original post here.)

After a pilot program at several airports in the fall, the PreCheck program will roll out to some of the nation’s busiest hubs in early 2012.

These kinds of changes may be just what the travel industry needs after a very bumpy few years.

The Best Window Shopping in New York

Anyone who’s ever spent Christmastime in Manhattan knows that one of the joys of the season is ogling department store window displays.

But who has the time (or the body heat) to wander all over midtown finding the best of the best? Turns out, http://www.NewYorkFamily.com does!

Check out their picks for the best displays of 2011, and then swing by our Facebook page to tell us if you agree!

JFK Parking – The Video Game?

We’ve all said it a thousand times… “Man, do I wish I could drive an airport parking shuttle at JFK.”

Well, now you can!

There’s a brand new game that puts you behind the wheel of just such a powerful vehicle, and directs you to pick up and drop off passengers all over the airport.

We tried it out, and let’s just say we’ll stick to parking at nearby lots, and leaving the pickups and dropoffs to the professionals. But hey – maybe you have what it takes! Give it a try!

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.