Detroit Metropolitan Airport has the fastest airport Wi-Fi connectivity in the country, according to wefi. The airport, which upgraded its Wi-Fi service last fall, clocked in at 4.63 mbps, edging the out Denver International Airport, which scored 4.33 mbps.
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Anthony Foxx, President Barack Obama's choice for transportation secretary. Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., will need to be confirmed by the full Senate if the committee approves his nomination.
Airports are embracing technologies such as holograms to guide travelers and self-service check-in kiosks. According to SITA, 90% of call carriers will let visitors check in using their mobile phones by 2015. It may sound like a lot of new technology, but a Concur study found that poor customer service and confusing signs were airport travelers' biggest gripes.
Qantas is changing its Canberra service later this year, shifting selected Sydney-Canberra, Brisbane-Canberra and Melbourne-Canberra QantasLink flights to smaller Boeing 717 jets with a business-class section. The 737s previously used for the routes will be devoted to higher-traffic routes. It's not all bad news, though: Qantas' Q Streaming system, which streams movies and music to iPads, will be available.
A Chick-fil-A and a second Starbucks are on the way for Dayton International Airport in Ohio. The upgrades are part of a $1.5 million plan that also includes renovating the existing Max & Erma's restaurant.