If you haven’t already seen it, Virgin America today released their new safety video. It’s a break from the normal boring videos you see telling you how to do the obvious, but it’s so much more than that.
Just recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced that it will soon allow anyone to become a member of PreCheck through an expansion of the service, which allows you to go through airport security at 40 airports nationwide without taking off your shoes, removing your 3-1-1 bag, taking off your belt and is a much faster process. For $85 for five years, it seems like a great deal – but in reality, don’t: for $15 more, you get way, way so much more.
This morning, I was given an opportunity to learn more about San Diego International Airport’s new baggage handling system in Terminal 2 — something that most people never see. Paid for by both the airport and TSA, the brand-new system processes over 100,000 bags a day and comprises of over a mile and a half of conveyor belts.
Each day, thousands of people travel the globe. Many think about their mileage per gallon on their cars before they buy one, or how much the cost of gasoline hits their bottom line. But when you last travelled by air, did you consider your environmental impact? If you need to go from one end of the country to the other in a day, you don’t have much of a choice in how to get there – you’re probably going to fly. But when you do fly, there are ways to lessen the impact your travels have on the environment.