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A single level baggage carousel at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

Airlines Recorded Lowest Lost Checked Baggage Rate In 2016

One of the main reasons why travellers do not check in their baggages is the fear of losing them impact their work or vacation. Through a site like Gobear, you can compare and find travel insurance before you head off on your holiday. This will help cover you in case of accidental loss or damage to your luggage. The world leading air transport information technology and communications specialist, SITA, released a new report that brought good news to calm travellers’ fears. This post takes a detail look into the numbers and the directives that can be employed by airlines and airports to lower the probability of your next baggage being lost further.

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A Transportation Security Administration arm patch and shield is seen at Los Angeles International Airport

TSA Plans To Expand New Security Screening Procedures Domestically

Following a successful trial run at ten U.S. airports (Related News – TSA Starts Additional Security Screening Procedures At Ten US Airports) and rollout at worldwide airports with U.S. bound flights, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced it will expand the enhanced security screening program to other domestic airports.

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Large Electronic Device Ban

Airports Exempted From The U.S. Electronic Ban (Updated)

Etihad Airways (EY) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) were the first airportss to demonstrate to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they have the enhanced security measures (Related news on Enhanced Security Measures) in place for all US bound flights and were rewarded with the large electronic device ban lift (Related news on Ban Lift at Abu Dhabi International Airport).  Emirates (EK) / Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Turkish Airlines (TK) / Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport (IST) are the next two to obtain approvals to allow these devices on board. This post has been updated on progress on other countries.

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Connectivity - Wi-Fi vs Cellular

Which North American Airports Have The Fastest Cellular And Wi-Fi Speeds

Connectivity plays an important part of many traveller’s journey through airports. The current expectation is for most modern airports to offer some form of free Wi-Fi connection and perhaps a paid premium option. Though many of us understand there is a bandwidth difference between wi-fi vs wired but unfortunately that option isn’t currently offered in major airports. However, what would be the use of free Wi-Fi if it is unuseable due to low upload and download speeds. Popular network testing software Speedtest compiled data points between March to May 2017 at 30 North American airports to find out how their free Wi-Fi speeds compared to those from cellular service.

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