Delta carried most passengers, most expensive airport parking, travel apps still new technology


Which airline carried the most passengers last year?

Delta Air Lines carried the most passengers on both international and domestic routes in 2013, according to the Department of Transportation.

Delta carried 120.4 million passengers in 2013, compared with 116.4 million in 2012. Southwest Airlines was second, carrying 115.3 million passengers.

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport continued to be the busiest airport in the country.

The most expensive airport parking in America

When you talk about traveling by plane, most people talk about ancillary fees that the airlines charge. One thing they usually don’t talk about is the cost of airport parking. Which city has the most expensive rate in the United States?

Interestingly, it’s Chicago that takes home top honors for America’s most expensive airport parking lots. Both Midway and O’Hare feature a rate of at least $35 per day. And while that number is lower elsewhere in the country, the decline isn’t precipitous — leaving your wheels near the terminal can be a pricey proposition, and it’s only getting more expensive.

TripIt Research reveals travel apps still new technology to most travelers

Although there’s a good number of travel apps to make your travel life easier, most people still use them minimally or not at all.

When embarking on these trips, only 35 percent (barely one-third) of travelers polled said they use an app to access and organize their booking confirmations and contact information while traveling. Tied in the majority slot, each with 71 percent of the vote*, were the old-school methods of “printing confirmations” and “searching through email on a smartphone.”