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  • Worth It? Heathrow Coughs Up for Smooth Olympics Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 10:51 AM ET

    Five years of planning. 150 rehearsals this year alone. Fifty staffers dedicated to nothing but preparations for the Olympic Games. These measures aren’t cheap, but Heathrow Airport is hoping the long-term benefits of being the official host airport for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games outweigh the near-term costs.

  • Olympics Effect: Last-Minute Deals for London Games Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012.

    Usual tourists are shying away from London on the assumption the Olympics will make it too expensive. That perception means vacancies and last-minute deals for savvy travelers.

  • Boston airport will be the first U.S. location to use upgraded body scanners that display more generic, "Gumby"-like images of passengers. The new machines offer more traveler privacy without sacrificing security.

  • Airports are installing attention-grabbing virtual assistant holograms that help guide passengers through security, and offer directions to baggage claim and other locations.

  • Delta Tests 'Do It Yourself' Turnstile Boarding Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    Delta Airlines

    Delta joins the ranks of airlines testing the latest self-service automation likely to spread across airports worldwide — turnstile boarding gates.

  • Lengthy Airport Wait? Catch a Nap at a Pod Hotel Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Yotel

    Getting some shut eye during a lengthy wait at an airport can be more comfortable and priced right at airport pod hotels.

  • Delta predicts lower fuel prices in Q3 and Q4, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Glitzy New Terminal to Open at Las Vegas Airport Monday, 25 Jun 2012 | 2:40 PM ET
    View of The Strip from McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada

    A new terminal is set to open Wednesday at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, adding 14 new gates, easing congestion and enabling future growth.

  • Expedited Airport Security Program 'PreCheck' Expands Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 12:21 PM ET
    tsa patdown

    The Transportation Security Administration's "PreCheck" expedited security screening program expanded to more airports and airlines this week.

  • Faster, Better Airport Security May Not Be Far Off Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 3:01 PM ET

    High-tech, faster airport security designed to identify travelers via fingerprints and iris scans may not be far off, the airline industry says. Obstacles, though, remain.

  • Want Free Airport Wi-Fi? LAX Says Yes With a Hitch Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 2:36 PM ET
    Los Angeles International Airport

    Los Angeles International Airport this summer will be joining the list of U.S. airports that offers free Wi-Fi service.

  • A new smartphone app allows travelers to file an immediate complaint with the Transportation Security Administration if they feel mistreated during checkpoint screening.

  • Delayed: San Francisco International Airport Options Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 12:30 PM ET
    San Francisco Int'l Airport

    If you're delayed at San Francisco International Airport, there are plenty of excellent restaurants and activities, including the nation's only airport yoga room.

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

    A new $1.4 billion international terminal, featuring airy windows and eye-popping artwork, opened Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city and Delta Air Lines hope to attract globe-trotters with new features and services.

  • Rating America's Best and Worst Airports Friday, 4 May 2012 | 2:46 PM ET
    Encounter Restaurant at LAX

    Travel + Leisure magazine released the results of its reader survey of America's 22 major airports this week. Minneapolis-Saint Paul took the top spot and New York's LaGuardia came in dead last. What's your favorite and least favorite airport?

  • Airport Security Gets Easier for Select Frequent Flyers Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 2:58 PM ET

    Some travelers can leave their shoes on and laptops in their bags when clearing airport security with the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. The list of airports and airlines participating is growing.

  • Get Rock Star Treatment at London's Heathrow Airport Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 2:43 PM ET
    Heathrow By Invitation

    If you're looking for the ultimate airport VIP experience, look no further than "Heathrow by Invitation" at London's busiest airport. Guests relax in the Windsor Suite prior to being driven to their aircraft in a private car.

  • New Machines at Airport Checkpoints Weed Out Fraud Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:18 PM ET
    TSA Xray machines airport

    Airport check-ins for passengers are heading for higher technological ground. The Transportation Security Administration is testing a system that checks identification and boarding passes by machine rather than the standard visual check by officers.

  • NYC Officials Vow to Improve Shoddy Airport Bathrooms Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Dirty airport bathroom.

    Forget crowded planes and long lines. Officials launching a campaign to improve the New York City area's much-maligned airports are starting with the bathrooms.

  • Delta's New York Flyers Get an Upgrade Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    Delta groundbreaking ceremony at LaGuardia Airport.

    Delta Air broke ground Wednesday at New York's LaGuardia Airport on a $160 million renovation and expansion project. Business travelers will soon see upgrades to lounges and easier access to gates between terminals. Improvements at nearby JFK are also underway.