How to become more efficient going through an airport

Guestblog: Tips for a more efficient airport experience

Going to the airport can truly be one of the most time-consuming, hectic parts of any trip. However, with a little advanced preparation and a few simple tips, getting through the airport can be a breeze. Use the following tips to have an efficient, stress-free airport experience.

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George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston

This week: Houston’s shooting, Gatwick’s explosion and Turkey’s Justin Bieber

Righty, let’s see what this week brought in regards to airport related news stories. Understandingly there still seems to be quite some nervousness at airports around the globe relating back to the Boston bombing. We saw two news stories that showed that this week, one from the United States and one from England.

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Arabic/English sign at Brunei International Airport

Brunei International Airport: about to grow up

Where the hack is Brunei, you might ask? You’re excused as he country is one of the smaller ones, hence exactly knowing where it is might not be everyone’s geography forte. So let us put our teacher’s voice on and tell you that Brunei is a tiny sultan state on the island of Borneo in South East Asia. Borneo itself is the third largest island on the planet and shares its land mass between three countries: Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

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Boston's Logan Airport (Source Wikipedia)

This week: Boston horror, Chavez gets airport & future US airport delays

Well, well, well – what an eventful week this one was, huh? Without doubt Boston was the focus of this week’s general news coverage which had a massive spill-over into the transport section as well. But we wouldn’t be LateDeparture if we didn’t look beyond the obvious in this week’s airport news round-up.

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2013 Skytrax World Airport Awards

This week: world’s best airport, 500 flights cancelled and a VIP’s African troubles

It’s been a rather busy week in airport news-land: There was an award given out to the best airport of the world, a storm cancelled nearly 500 flights in a U.S. city and a VIP got stripped of their status at an African airport to name just three of the many stories we received this week.

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Berlin builds an airport

This week: Berlin builds airport, Denmark has wayfinding app & more

We’re back from our little break and have quite a number of interesting stories from the past week or so. Three stories come from Europe and one from the Middle East. The U.S., normally dominant on airport related stories is absent in our review this week, which we think, is a welcome change. However, you can re-read all posts we published throughout the week on our Twitter page (which has a few U.S. stories…).

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The European Commission sets for better passenger rights

This week: Better passenger rights, Bolivian name dispute and more

Nope, we haven’t forgotten about our dear readers, but we have to admit that we did get so busy, that last week’s airport update just didn’t quite happen – as you might have noticed. So this week, we’ll do a quick recap of what we’ve missed the week before and then go straight into the current week’s activities coming from the U.S., Bolivia and Sri Lanka.

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Young female passenger at the airport, using her tablet computer while waiting for her flight (color toned image)

Guest post: An Enjoyable Time at the Airport? It’s Possible.

Even frequent fliers get fed up with airports, but there are ways to make your experience a little brighter. When you can’t get to a luxury hotel—and have to stay put at the airport—trying to find ways to keep you busy is an adventure. Restaurants and specialty visitor shops get dull really quick. With a little creativity and a Wi-Fi connection, however, your waiting time will be a breeze. Here are a few tips that can help transform an airport nightmare into a more pleasant experience:

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