04/18/2013, Silicon Valley is home to aspiring startups and billion dollar behemoths alike. Quite a number of companies based there use corporate jets and now the San Jose City Council has approved construction of a $82 million corporate jet terminal at the airport. The council approved a 50 year lease agreement with a private company, Signature Flight Services, which will build this terminal on the west side of Mineta San Jose International Airport. Google […]
06/21/2012, The checking in process at airports have become a rather tedious affair these days, especially after the horror of 9/11, where there are far more security restrictions and procedures to go through this time around. International travelers also have to remove their shoes and belts to have them checked at different checkpoints. How about being able to make it to your plane without the hassle of checking in? Oh, don’t […]
05/23/2012, The Port Authority of New York has announced plans to add new customer service agents to LaGuardia, Newark and JFK airports this coming July. These are not ordinary agents though, they are computerized hologram-like agents that will be deployed to work in an effort to beef up the Port Authority’s customer care program, especially during the busy summer season. WNYC Radio was able to get a video of one of […]
12/19/2011, If you’re going to be flying out of or in to the country this holiday season and you dread the exorbitant costs you’re going to have to pay when using airport WiFi, you’re in luck. Skype has announced that it will be giving away a free hour of internet access to third-party wireless hotspots within the Skype WiFi hotspot footprint in select airports across the US. The free WiFi access […]
09/30/2011, How often do you get lost in an airport? Not too often I hope! But for those of you who do, we’ve got some great news for you. The folks over at Bing have now made Airport Maps available in its Maps service. Just like its maps for shopping malls, folks who need to find their way around an airport will definitely find these new maps to be very handy. […]
08/15/2011, It was only recently where the iPhone 4 fiasco with Gizmodo was resolved, with ex-Gizmodo editor Jason Chen being found not guilty of any wrongdoing in the whole case. Well it seems that there has been news in Germany where officials at the airport intercepted a pair of travelers who might have had an iPhone 5 in their possession, and this is how it supposedly discovered.
07/22/2011, For those who travel frequently on airplanes, you may have realized that airport security is starting to get tighter, and while some of the practices conducted by airport security personnel may be questionable, the fact of the matter is that security is extremely important. Now it appears that starting from September, passengers who go through London’s Heathrow airport terminals one and five will have their faces scanned before they board […]
07/20/2011, Airport security is never easy. Ever since the rise of aircraft-related crimes in recent years, the country has taken serious measures to ensure the safety of its flight crew and passengers on planes. One of the measures implemented to counter this problem has been full-body x-ray scanners that reveal everything about a passenger, most importantly: what’s underneath their clothes. Unfortunately this means that passengers are left in plain view, totally […]
06/30/2011, Will you be travelling outstation for the 4th of July weekend? If you are, Samsung has provided the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) with all new mobile phone charging stations, which will allow travelers on the go to stop and charge their mobile devices. This will help to ensure that when they land at their destination, they will have a full bar of battery ready to go.
06/02/2011, There has been a fair number of reports from a bunch of Apple Stores across the US which points toward a low figure in AirPort devices stock, or even being out of stock. This means the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule models are getting rarer by the moment – or should we say, harder to procure? There are no whispers of an imminent refresh concerning the AirPort range […]
04/11/2011, A developer has successfully reversed engineered the private key for Apple’s AirPort Express and published an open source AirPort Express emulator called ShairPort. This means that users can now stream music from their iTunes onto unofficial third party devices that are not supported by Apple. No word on whether hardware manufacturers will be coming up with hardware that supports this decrypted private key to stream music from iTunes, but you […]
03/28/2011, Now that we all have Skype on our mobile phones, you would think that there would be no need to Skype from our computers or anywhere else. Well the folks in Estonia don’t think so. They have installed the world’s first Skype phone booth in the Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in their capital city. Functioning like regular internet terminals that people can use to send emails or check the web, […]
03/10/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re waiting for your luggage at the airport carousel, but everyone seems to have the same bag as you? Well, the folks over at X-treme Geek have developed this nifty little gadget to help you with that problem. Called easy2pick, it is comprised of a tag which you affix to your luggage, and a keychain sensor which you keep with you. When the sensor […]
01/31/2011, If you walk into the Luton Airport in London today, and are lining up to get through security, don’t be alarmed if you feel like you’ve stepped into some 90s sci-fi film. Luton Airport has decided to enlist the help of two holographic staff to brief you on proper travel procedure. The holographic staff, aptly named Holly and Graham were chosen because they were attention grabbing (how often do you […]