Category: Airport Experience

Ask Cranky: Is the Clear Program Worthwhile?

Thank you for submitting your questions after the inaugural Ask Cranky column. Please keep them coming . . .

Dear Cranky,

I’ve been reading you a while and I wonder what your experience/opinion is of the Clear program that is now in place at 17 US airports?

Thanks – Bill

JetBlue’s Terminal 5 Opens October 22

I haven’t written much about JFK Terminal 5 lately, and really, there’s no good excuse. JetBlue has put together what looks to be a great terminal here that will really make a big difference for people flying the airline to and from New York. Unfortunately, the opening date has slipped …

A Little More From US Airways

Ok, as requested (by at least one person), here are the rest of my notes from US Airways Media Day. I could try to make it all nice and pretty, but nah I’ll just try to make them legible and let you do the rest. These were taken in order …

Lufthansa’s Subway-Style Boarding

Anyone else out there seen Lufthansa’s Quick Boarding? I saw it on TravelPost’s blog and I’m not sure how I missed it before.

It appears that at some gates in Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin/Tegel, Dusseldorf, Hanover, Hamburg and Bremen (yes, all in Germany), you don’t need one of those fancy gate …

Lounging Around

I can think of nothing worse than being stuck on the F concourse of Chicago’s Terminal 2, aka the Third World Terminal, in the middle of a bad storm.

Those who are United loyalists know that flying in and out of that terminal is a dreaded event. United fills that …

Dual Bridges for Your Boarding Pleasure

I’ve always liked boarding planes via airstairs. Yes, it’s true that part of the fun is that I get to walk by the engine and watch all the action, but there’s more to it. I’ve always been happy to use those rear stairs. Using two doors instead of one means …

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