New TSA videos at McCarran, Delta’s museum to get new aircraft, passengers won’t notice anything with new planes


Vegas airport unveils new funny checkpoint videos

Security checkpoints can get pretty busy, especially during high travel season. At Las Vegas McCarran airport, the TSA has put together new videos that you can watch while you’re waiting.

The videos feature Las Vegas comedians Carrot Top and Louie Anderson, as well as ventriloquist Terry Fator, performers from the Blue Man Group and others.

The airport was the first to create quirky checkpoint videos when it released a set in 2004. But agency rules have changed in the past decade and officials said it was time for something new.

You can see the videos here.

Delta’s revamped history museum gets more aircraft, more awesome

The renovated Delta Flight Museum at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport will reopen on June 17.

The buildings and Delta’s historic 1940’s maintenance hangars have been updated with fresh exhibits, new displays and cases, improved public spaces, an expanded store, and three more aircraft for the collection.

Furthermore, the museum boasts the US’s only full-motion, official flight simulator open to the public (a 737-200).

In the battle of the new 737 and A320, passengers won’t see much new at all

Both Boeing and Airbus are touting the new versions of their airplanes, the 737MAX and A320neo for its fuel efficiency and commonalities with existing models. However, to those flying in Economy, they won’t notice that much of a difference.

Yet for the passenger wedged into 22E on either plane, the brand-new version will look, sound, and feel just like the companies’ current models. For the next generation of 737s, the biggest change in the passenger cabin will be Boeing’s Sky Interior, which is now sold as an option for 737 customers. That version (video) offers larger overhead bins that fold up into the cabin, various “mood” lighting options, and sculpted walls and a ceiling that make the cabin appear more spacious.

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