Georgia Posts

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.

Google Takes the Guesswork out of Navigating the Airport

Leave it to the geniuses at Google to turn their mapping powers on airports!

It’s just for Android right now, and only for a handful of cities – but anything that means not having to look at that maze of signage is a good idea as far as we’re concerned.

And they’re doing it for IKEA too.

We. Heart. Google.

A Surprisingly Good Summer for Air Travel

Economic times might currently be difficult, but more people took flights in June 2011 compared with the same month for 2010. This is the announcement from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, which recently announced that in June 2011, US airlines were responsible for carrying 66.1 million passengers in total.

This is up by 1.6 percent on June 2010, showing that air travel is still has popular as ever. The three busiest airports in the United States for June 2011 were Atlanta International (ATL), Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) and Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW).

ATL Airport, which is the busiest airport in the world, saw a total of 4 million passengers enplaned in June 2011. ORD Airport saw a total of 2.7 million passengers in the same month and DFW Airport enplaned a total of 2.5 million in June.

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Passengers Advised To Plan Ahead For ATL Terminal Changes

A new terminal is set to open next spring at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. One of the main aims of this new terminal is to make things easier for international travelers, who previously had to go through a slightly confusing process of checking in their bags then rechecking it after clearing customs, before taking a train to the main terminal.

One issue that does arise from this new terminal is making sure everyone knows which terminal they need to use at ATL. With many travelers so used to the current layout of Hartsfield-Jackson, the airport faces a challenge in educating the public about who can use which terminal – and how to get to each terminal. For instance, while international travelers need to take one road to get to the new international terminal, another road is needed for domestic travelers heading to the main terminal.

With the new ATL terminal due to open next spring, for all regular visitors to Hartsfield Jackson Airport it’s worth planning in advance to make sure you avoid any confusion.