Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kingsford Smith International Airport

Don’t buy cigarettes at Kingsford Smith International Airport (even though they’re roughly half the price of off-airport smokes). Government anti-smoking levies ensure that, even duty-free, they’re typically about A$52 (US$47.65) a carton. Alcohol and perfumes are cheap, as are some electronics and cameras. Clinique beauty products are exceptional value. Gift-packaged three-packs of Australian wines are popular. Kangaroo meat, abalone and other Aussie fare are in dry ice for travel. With kids in tow – or if buying presents for children – visit the new Wiggles duty-free store where merchandise linked to the globally-hot kiddie super-group is modestly tagged. Another worthwhile buy: renowned down-under brand R.M. Williams (boots, shirts and other clothing).

Suvarnabhumi Airport is being rushed to open for 28th September 2006. It has been a long time coming (more than 40 years from conception) and many people cannot understand what all the rush is. Surely a few more months wouldn’t hurt anyone as Don Muang airport is still functioning perfectly. Wouldn’t it be better to wait for the paint to dry or at least wait for the public transport links to the capital to be finished? But no. The common belief  is that Thaksin is rushing to have the airport opened before the national elections due in October. Let’s hope that nothing serious will go wrong that will lead to a tragic accident.

Duty-free at stylish Suvarnabhumi is far less like picking your way through a crowded market than former Don Mueang (now reverted to the Don Muang spelling). Shops, operated by King Power’s duty-free conglomerate, include general duty-free outlets heavy on alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and confections. Prices are slightly steeper than in Hongkong or Singapore (see Hongkong and Singapore below). However, sudden and sometimes short-lived discounts make Suvarnabhumi less pricey for some items. If you’re not going to the other airports, make sure you get what you need. You’ll make big savings. The caveat: know your prices. Thai silk (fabrics and garments) and upscale handicrafts aren’t always cheaper than downtown, but prices are fixed and presentation is beautiful.

Prime Pack :
It consists of the entire services that the passengers can enjoy at the Tbilisi &Batumi Airports at arrival and departures.
Prime Pack Departure: After booking via e-mail or facsimile transmission, the departing passengers are greeted at the terminal entrance by the “primeclass” CIP Service personnel, and with the free trolley, they can have their check-in, and passport procedures carried out by the “primeclass” CIP agent and welcomed in the special lounge beyond the passport control.
At the lounge, the passengers can enjoy the following services free of charge: all alcoholic drinks, cold beverages, hot drinks, aperitifs, snacks, internet access, facsimile, and photocopy services. They can watch television, read the dailies, and rest until the time of departure. Our personnel will gladly assist passengers who wish to shop at the duty free stores before their flight. When the time of departure approaches, the passengers can access the plane from the gate or from the apron with VIP vehicles.

Airports Council International [ACI] has named the best airports around the World. The Top 5 have 4 repeats and one surprise new winner. South Korea’s Incheon International has again, for the 5th time, won the top spot. The surprise new entrant at number 5 position is Hyderabad International airport.
From the Middle East the field is scored by Tel Aviv taking the Gold, and Dubai taking Silver, and Abu Dhabi Bronze
The rest of the winners are below..
1) Incheon (ICN)
2) Singapore (SIN)
3) Hong Kong (HKG)
4) Beijing (PEK)
5) Hyderabad (HYD)

1    Africa
d    1) George (GRJ)
      2) Johannesburg (JNB)
      3) Cairo (CAI)
      4) Port Elizabeth (PLZ)
      5) Durban (DUR)

      1) Incheon (ICN)
2) Singapore (SIN)
3) Hong Kong (HKG)
4) Beijing (PEK)
5) Hyderabad (HYD)

Over 40 Million Passengers
1) Hong Kong (HKG)
2) Beijing (PEK)
3) Denver (DEN)
4) Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
5) Houston George Bush (IAH)

World's best airports, Singapore Changi Airport offers the services and modern facilities at the two terminal (welcome center) at the airport. 
Services at Changi Airport include: 
• Two 73 transit hotel rooms in Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 in a room with a 6-hour rental from $ 56 - $    64 depending on single or double occupancy. Showers, gym and sauna are also provided at the transit       hotel with no extra cost. 
• Centre Business Centre (at both terminals) 
• Internet Center (in both terminal) 
• Service access points and wireless internet connection of personal computers (both terminals) 
• Fitness Center (Terminal 1) 
• a swimming pool and terrace Jacuzzi (Terminal 1) 
• Boarding Ladders, lifts, toilets and telephones are designed specifically for disabled people 
• Banks 
• The post and telecommunications office 
• More than 100 duty-free shops 
• Over 30 shops selling food and drinks at two terminal variety. 
• health care services in Terminal 2 24/24 
• play area for children at Terminal 1 
• Singapore Travel services free for transit passengers or aircraft may convert empty time of 5 hours. 
• Tram service skytrain passengers traveling between the two terminals. This free service serves from 6     am to 1 am the next day and no more than 2 minutes per trip. 
• Babysitting Service to separate the dining room 
• smoking rooms with separate ventilation systems in the two terminal 
• The service desk provides car rental, hotel reservations, hair care stores, medical clinics, and a small        supermarket for 24 / 24. 
• Customer service information staff speak French and Japanese. 

On the morning of September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 departed Dulles International Airport bound for Los Angeles at 8:20 am Eastern Time. According to reports and data, a hijacking took place between 08:50:54 and 08:54:11[1] in which the hijackers allegedly crashed the aircraft into the Pentagon at 09:37:45. Reported by CNN, according to Ted Olson, wife Barbara Olson had called him from the reported flight stating, “…all passengers and flight personnel, including the pilots, were herded to the back of the plane by armed hijackers…”. However, according to Flight Data provided by the NTSB, the Flight Deck Door was never opened in flight. How were the hijackers able to gain access to the cockpit, remove the pilots, and navigate the aircraft to the Pentagon if the Flight Deck Door remained closed?
Founded in August 2006, Pilots For 9/11 Truth is a growing organization of aviation professionals from around the globe. The organization has analyzed Data provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for the Pentagon Attack, the events in Shanksville, PA and the World Trade Center attack. The data does not support the government story.

The Public Health Agency of Canada posted a level one advisory for travel globally because of the H1N1 flu, but has not specifically listed any country as an area of higher risk. The level one advisory is the lowest of three issued by the organization.
As a result of the H1N1 virus outbreak, most airlines, hotels and travel agents have sweetened their deals in an attempt to cash in on the lucrative holiday travel season. Room upgrades, seat upgrades, travel vouchers that cover the cost of your airfare when you book for a week-long stay at a resort, and transfers that will get you from the airport to your hotel for free are all perks being offered for those who are willing to ignore the travel advisories.
Regular hand washing, using hand sanitizers, avoiding people with signs of respiratory illness and being vaccinated – once the vaccine is available to Canadians – are all ways of protecting yourself against H1N1 infection, said Thrasher. Canada has just over 50 million doses of the vaccine on order, and they should be available in early to mid-November. That’s enough for everyone in Canada who wants one to be vaccinated.

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If you are booked on an Alaska Airlines flight you should be aware of their luggage policies. While every policy may not affect you, there is a good chance that many of them will change the way you pack your bags.
Fortunately, Alaska Airlines allows each passenger to check one bag free of charge. This is contrast to many airlines which have begun to charge for every checked bag. That being said, if you need to check a second bag you will be faced with a fee of $25. For bags three through six a fee of $100 is assessed, and for seven or more $150.
Overweight and oversized baggage policies also apply. Each checked bag should be 50 pounds or lighter. Bags between 51 and 100 pounds will incur a $50 fee. Any bag weighing more than 100 pounds must be shipped via air cargo. Baggage dimensions should not exceed 62 linear inches. For bags between 63 and 80 inches a fee of $50 will apply. Those 81 to 115 inches will be assessed at a rate of $75.

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