Why Do Most Of The Busiest Airports In The U.S. Have Chapels?

If you’ve ever had a long layover in a large airport and are killing time by exploring the airport (heads up that you might want to do this or this or look into these), you may come across the airport chapel.

A chapel? In an airport? What’s up with that?

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THIS Is Why TSA Employees Can Be So Rude & Irritating – Now It All Makes Sense!

It’s rare to find a TSA agent who’s genuinely pleasant. Oh sure, you’ll encounter a bunch who are professional and who might even tell you to have a nice day. But they rarely give eye contact, short of when they’re comparing your face to the picture on your ID. And even less of them ever smile. OK, except maybe this guy (really, watch it – he’s awesome!)

You’ll also find a fair share of Transportation Safety Officers who are downright nasty. They yell at passengers. They’re impatient. They don’t explain things adequately. They have little compassion for people who don’t understand because of a language or comprehension barrier. There’s questioning if their sense of authority goes to their heads. And they’re as inconsistent as can be.

But I just found something that totally explains why the TSA workers in that last paragraph act like they do. It makes perfect sense…

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Tomorrow’s Your Only Chance To See This Award-Winning Film About 9/11 In Theaters

It’s hard to imagine that after the shock of the 9/11 attacks, U.S. airspace was closed to everything except military aircraft. While domestic flights were forced to land at the nearest airport, what about international flights that were leaving the country or just arriving? They had to land as well. If you were on a flight going over the Northern Atlantic, more than likely your flight was diverted and told to land at Gander Airport.

You know Gander Airport, YQX for those keeping track, in Newfoundland, Canada. It was the perfect place to land a bunch of large planes. The former airport, once an important refueling point for flights across the Atlantic, is now mostly known as a place that planes land if they have in-flight emergencies.

On 9/11, 38 planes landed at Gander and a town of 9,000 had to deal with 6,500 visitors with no notice and no idea of how long they would be there.

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Potential New Slowdown At TSA Checkpoint (PreCheck & Regular Lines) Thanks To New Policy

We’ve reported in the past that lines at TSA PreCheck might be getting shorter and faster, because they were cracking down on allowing low risk people who had never gone through the PreCheck process to get PreCheck status, More recently, the regular TSA line had the potential to become a little shorter too, because more airlines were being added to TSA Pre-Check.

Unfortunately, the news for all of us, TSA PreCheck or not, just got a little worse – both lines most likely are about to slow down a little. Why?

Real I.D.

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New Loyalty Program, New Travel Visa Requirement, The Dirtiest Seats On The Plane, & More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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