Finnair has introduced self-service check in, boarding, document check, and baggage drop at Helsinki Airport. The carrier is a recipient of the International Air Transport Association's Fast Travel Gold Award.
CLEAR security kiosks will be introduced at the San Antonio International Airport in Texas by summer. "Passengers using the biometric technology can enhance their security checkpoint process and San Antonio airport experience," said Frank Miller, aviation director at the airport.
Touchstone Hospitality will operate the first Donatos pizza shop in Concourse A at Port Columbus International Airport. The Columbus Regional Airport Authority board also approved a lease to put a Vino Volo wine bar in the same concourse.
A storm in Europe prompted flight cancellations from Frankfurt and Paris on Tuesday. Frankfurt's airport canceled most of its flights, while Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris canceled around 25% of flights.
First-class lounges are getaways in and of themselves, this writer says. At Heathrow Airport's Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, travelers can enjoy a day spa with a Bumble & Bumble salon, while Lufthansa German Airlines' First Class Terminal at Frankfurt airport features a cigar lounge, soaking baths and luxury-car chauffeur service directly to planes.