Chennai Airport Reopens

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Dec 052015
 

Chennai Airport, closed for the last five days owing to heavy floods in the city, has reopened partially.

The airport authorities have managed to clear water off the runway.

But airport officials are only allowing departures during day time.

Chennai airport is expected to be fully operational starting Sunday, December 6, 2015.

Heavy rains lashing Chennai and its neighboring areas triggered heavy flooding that led to nearly 270 deaths and evacuation of several hundred thousand people from low-lying areas.

U.S. Steps Up Ebola Monitoring of Travelers

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Oct 222014
 

Effective Monday, October 27, 2014, U.S. authorities will intensify monitoring of travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to prevent Ebola from spreading in America. Travelers from the three Ebola-hit countries must report to health officials daily and take their temperature twice a day. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

Several Indian Pilots Consume Alcohol Before Flights

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May 252014
 

Fliers in India should be worried about not only the state of their aircraft but the status of the pilots as well. India’s Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) disclosed in response to a Right to Information filed by a media organization that between 2009 and February 2014, 165 pilots […]

Connecting Flights – Worst & Best Airports

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Aug 272013
 
Connecting Flights - Worst & Best Airports

There’s no travel nightmare worse than having to land at an airport and run to your gate to catch the connecting flight only to discover that the plane is already in the air. Your holiday or business meeting is ruined, beyond salvage! Ranking of Airports A new study has ranked […]

Free WiFi Coming to Heathrow Airport

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May 292013
 

Finally, nickeled and dimed travelers have something to smile about. Heathrow Airport will launch free WiFi in early June. The London airport will offer travelers 45-minutes of free Internet access per day across its five terminals. If you hold a Heathrow Rewards card, your free Internet time doubles to 90 […]

Germans and Americans are Dumbest Travelers

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May 292013
 

A new survey on tipping has shown that Germans and Americans are dumber than Italians, French, Spanish and the Brits. Why? Because Germans and Americans are more likely to leave a tip while traveling. The survey by TripAdvisor found that 69% of Germans and 57% of Americans always leave a […]