Transportation

March 2019

For me, airplane time is work time. Inflight Wi-Fi helps with that, and it’s important to find out whether it is available on your flight beforehand so you can fully optimize your time. Which is exactly what I do when I take conference trips outside the continental U.S. to locations such as Puerto Rico, Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean.

March 2019

A revolutionary mode of transport is the next big thing in Las Vegas, thanks to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approval of a recommendation to select Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design, construct and operate a first-of-its-kind people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center and beyond.

January 2019

Air traffic controller sickouts related to the government shutdown at three major Northeast airport hubs are greatly affecting arriving flights, according to news reports, resulting in the rerouting of flights. The sickouts are causing significant flight delays at the following airports: LaGuardia Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.

January 2019

As the U.S. government shutdown continues, one of the major issues that could have an increasingly detrimental impact on travel safety and convenience is Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers calling out from work. The situation has the potential to leave passengers dealing with longer lines at TSA checkpoints and possibly less security restrictions should the problem ensue.

January 2019

On October 1, 2020, current driver’s licenses in 27 U.S. states will no longer be valid to board a domestic commercial airline flight in the U.S. California rolled out its Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses January 2, 2019. The new driver’s license costs $35 and a new identification card costs $30.

October 2018

United Airlines announced that it will begin service to and from the Hilton Head Island Airport in South Carolina, starting spring 2019. American Airlines began service in and out of the airport in July 2018.

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