How's Your Travel Day So Far?
For a holiday, it's pretty light trading at JFK International Airport right now. Heavier than a normal day, to be sure, but the twin threats of high prices and fewer than usual flights seems to have cleared the air a little bit on the national scene. From light traffic in Washington state to lower gas prices in New Jersey, it seems like more people than usual have opted to stay home, or hit the road if they want to go at all.
One thing that we noticed, at least in the terminals we visited: The promised "family lanes" have not yet been marked out, even after the TSA made such a big hurrah about adding them and how much faster it would make the boarding process. We give them credit for a good idea, and this is what they do? It didn't slow us down any, but it would have been nice to see that innovation in action.
One innovation we did see: No one challenged our "checkpoint friendly" laptop sleeve, which we were allowed to run through the X-ray without taking out the computer inside. We didn't buy one of the TSA branded ones either, which can easily be triple the cost of a usual sleeve (we're sporting one of the colorful designs from Built NY). Results may vary, but let us know.
The Wall Street Journal's Middle Seat Terminal blog predicted an easier Thanksgiving than years past because the weather forecast looks so good. We can't argue with that on our end; it's still sweater weather here in New York. But that doesn't mean we won't be on tenterhooks all weekend.
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· Thanksgiving Travel Forecast Looks Good (Knock Wood) [WSJ]
· Airport Survival round-up [Jaunted]
[Photo of adorable mini-frequent flyers at SFO: AP via Yahoo! UK]