What we’re reading: Airline snacking survey, iPads in every stateroom, air travel tax increase could affect small cities
What we’re reading: KLM’s new menu offerings in coach, Britain says no opt out of body scan, Skyscanner launches new iPad app
Most frequent fliers know the airport drill at this point, get there early, limit your carry-on liquids, wear shoes that are easy to get on and off, etc. And, of course, board as early as possible if you have bags that need to go overhead.
During holiday periods, even regular travelers can get caught up in the craziness. Thus, here is a handful of additional tips for surviving what some of my clients refer to as “amateur week.”
What we’re reading: Earn SWA loyalty points for shopping, airline policy app introduced, Thanksgiving away from relatives
Weekend what we’re reading: Sleepboxes at airports? Why trains are best in Europe, high-speed rail expands except in U.S.
Is Sleepbox the right solution for weary business travelers?
We’ve heard of tiny hotel rooms showing up in the middle of London and New York, but now sleeping cubes are being introduced to airports as a place to catch a few winks between flights. Who knows? This idea might catch on if the price isn’t too high.
The first notice I took of these stylish pods was at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Although the ones I viewed in the terminal are only demos at this point, I have no doubt business travelers will soon start seeing them in many more places — and not just at airports. The Sleepbox brand also is targeting railroad stations, city centers, shopping malls, and other public facilities.