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At this point we’ve seen pretty much anything that usually does its thing outside of the airport move to inside the airport. One of these new additions to the concourses and terminals is the appearance of yoga rooms.
We’re pretty sure that San Francisco International Airport started the airport yoga movement just about a year ago, as the lotus position found its way just past the security checkpoint at the airport’s Terminal 2. A year later there’s other airports getting in on the fun as well, and this week it looks like Burlington, Vermont is joining in.
Burlington International Airport is the latest airport to add yoga room to their list of amenities. A bamboo floor and plenty of yoga mats transform the space from just another room at the airport into a little bit of a sanctuary for stressed out travelers looking to unwind before or after their flights.
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If big 747s or even 737s are not your cup of tea and you instead prefer to see the smaller regional jets, private jets and a few Airbus A320s scattered in there, then plane spotting at Vermont's Burlington International Airport is for you. Aside from the concentration of regional jets that visit BTV, the airport is unique in that the public can come up to the old Control Tower to enjoy the best view for free.
The trick is to go to the second level of the terminaldon't go through securityand there's a hallway with a simple sign pointing to the "observation tower." Up a few flights of cramped stairs and you're in the old control booth. Now all it's got are stools, but a wise plane spotter will bring the binoculars and professional camera lenses to capture shots of the planes taking off with the mountains in the background.
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Earlier this year in May, we had the blessed news that Europe had put a expiration date on their liquids ban, and that was April 2013. Well, it looks like that longed-for day could come far sooner, even in 2012, if the International Civil Aviation Organization gets their way and US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano backs down. The development that's pushing this change is the arrival of better technology in the airport security and scanning areas at airports, which would allow the machines to decide whether or not a liquid is dangerous.
Surprisingly, we saw proof of this desire to end the liquids ban on actual TSA signs at the security checkpoint of Burlington Airport (BTV) this week. There it is above, snapped with our iPhones, the words "What's next? Future advances to AT X-ray technology will enable our officers to distinguish between harmless and potentially dangerous liquids."
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It's been awhile since we've updated our Airport WiFi Guide, but that hasn't kept you diligent tipsters from filling us in on spots with free Internet access. With all the in-flight WiFi news lately, we thought now would be as good a time as any to heap praise on more airports that let passengers jump online for free.
Tucson International lets flyers go wireless in airport restaurants and is planning to expand the service airport-wide soon. Burlington International in Vermont has free access throughout its facilities. And Manchester-Boston Regional has the same.
Keep sending in those tips, and we'll keep updating our map, free WiFi lovers!