The $1.1 billion Indianapolis airport is celebrated for having a sense of place, and for the lack of long lines at security checkpoints. Experts say the key to the airport's success is its design, which gives travelers a sense of what the city is all about, allows them to see planes arriving and departing, and is pervaded by an atmosphere of modernity and calm.
The Plaza Premium Lounge at Kuching International Airport has opened as the first lounge at this airport where anyone can pay for admittance. The lounge is located on the second level of domestic departure hall.
United's baggage-delivery program is now available at 36 airports including Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The program offers delivery within a 100-mile radius of the airport, and the fee is in addition to regular checked-bag fees. Fliers who set up delivery within a 40-mile radius of the airport can pay $29.95 for the first bag, $39.95 for two bags and $49.95 for up to eight bags.
Some airlines have backed off their previous support for a new $2.4 billion terminal at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, but Randall H. Walker, director of the Clark County Aviation Department, says expansion is critical for the local economy.
Many business travelers are taking extra steps to avoid checking their bags, noting that the increasing number of delays boosts the chance that bags will be lost. Meanwhile, several carriers have started charging travelers to check extra bags.