The Brexit effect on travel

So how does Britain’s decision to leave the EU impact us travelers. In the short-term really it just makes Britain a cheaper destination especially for Americans as the Pound took a beating yesterday, dropping it’s lowest level since 1985. Pretty much the UK just went on a flash summer sale….and if the Pound continues to tumble, perhaps as Scotland starts to ramp up talk of now leaving Britain, it could get even cheaper. Longer-term though flights between the UK and the rest of Europe could jump up dramatically as the UK is removed from Europe’s open skies agreement and immigration … Continue reading The Brexit effect on travel

US DOT announces first commerical Cuba flights

The US Department of Transportation on Friday approved the first commercial flights to Cuba on American, Frontier Silver, Southwest, JetBlue and Sun Country to Cayo Largo, Matanzas, Santiago and Cienfuegos starting this fall from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Philadelphia and Minneapolis. The all important routes to Havana will be released later this summer. Continue reading US DOT announces first commerical Cuba flights

Delta airlines helping TSA with reducing security waits

The NY Times had a pretty good article this weekend about how Delta is paying to hire people to help TSA with non security screening positions to help keep lines moving and in the case of Atlanta they paid to revamp one of the security checkpoints, which I can tell you having used it Memorial Day Weekend, it’s awesome. There’s five stations at each line for passengers to place their items in the security bins and the bins automatically get returned to each station when done, so there’s no more TSA agents having to get bins for passengers, and the belt … Continue reading Delta airlines helping TSA with reducing security waits