The future of Self Service Check In

Over the past few years we have seen the introduction of self-serve check in kiosks at many airports, which allows passengers to check-in, print off their boarding pass and bag tags before dropping it off at the bag drop desk. That however may be on the verge of change. What’s Happening A number of airlines […]

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Revealed: The Most Popular Airport Movie Locations

From “The Terminal” and “Saving Mr. Banks” starring Tom Hanks to “Catch Me If You Can” and “Sleepless in Seattle“; airports have often been featured in many Hollywood blockbusters. Playing backdrop to everything from the tear-jerking emotional hello’s and goodbye’s, to the start of a crazy adventure; you could say that airports could be stars […]

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What happens if you miss your flight

Airports are unfamiliar territory for the majority of us, and if you put anyone in an environment they don’t really know – they aren’t very comfortable. Unfortunately there are occasions where passengers may miss their flights due to a variety of reasons. I’m not going to write an exhaustive list, but sometimes it is very […]

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Fast Track Security: Is it worth paying extra?

Getting through security at the airport can either be hit or miss. You’ll either breeze through with no trouble at all, or you’ll be waiting for what seems like an eternity to pass through and get to the departures area. If you’re flying in a Premium Cabin or you are in one of the higher […]

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Tried + Tested: Self-Service Boarding Gates

  In April this year, British Airways became the first airline in the UK to implement automated biometric technology throughout London Heathrow Terminal 5 with the launch of self-service boarding gates. I know what you’re thinking; it is yet another piece of technology which is taking over a manual process – but I think it […]

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Tried + Tested: Mobile Check In with Air New Zealand

A few years ago, passengers would need to stand in a queue at the airport to check-in for their flight a couple of hours prior to departure. Today, we are able to check-in remotely up to 24-hours before – which saves precious time on the day. The simplicity of online/mobile check-in is fantastic and its something […]

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A look at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX

I’ve had the opportunity to fly in and out of LAX a fair few times over the past few years, the majority of which had been through Terminal 2 before it’s recent overhaul. Nowadays, I fly through the expansive and equally impressive Tom Bradley International Terminal; which aptly named – is home to many of […]

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Tried + Tested: Mobile Check In with Air New Zealand

A few years ago, passengers would need to stand in a queue at the airport to check-in for their flight a couple of hours prior to departure. Today, we are able to check-in remotely up to 24-hours before – which saves precious time on the day. The simplicity of online/mobile check-in is fantastic and its something […]

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My thoughts on self-service check-in

The past few years has seen many airlines introduce self-serve check in kiosks (SSK’s) at the airport, which allows passengers to check-in, print off their boarding pass and tag their own bags before dropping it off at the bag drop desk. Well, those clunky kiosks with an outdated front-end system are on the verge of being sent to […]

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Paid-For Airport Lounges: Are They Worth It?

Whenever I’m travelling through an airport, I’ve only really spent the majority of my time in the departures area seeing as I personally never saw the need to pay some money to enjoy the facilities of an airport lounge. Over the past few years there have been occasions where I decided to shell out the £30 […]

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