Just Landed at JFK Airport

One of the concerns of passengers which I shared was that the plane would not have enough water for all of us as we can no longer bring our own. The good news is that American Airlines served beverages 4 times if you include the time they came by with cups of water on a tray. This seemed to keep everyone happy.

The one complaint people still have is that they will have to check their bags and thus wait longer to leave the airport once the flight has landed. One flight attendant mentioned that many times flights are delayed due to having too many carry-on items. So I surmised if flights can leave perhaps 10 minutes earlier due to less carry-on luggage and waiting for bags takes 20 minutes then perhaps you will lose a net of 10 minutes.

The exception is at Laguardia airport where the wait for luggage can be longer that 30 minutes.

To make travel smoother I urge the airlines to make sure bags are delivered to customers faster than ever to ensure businesspeople keep traveling. The carry-on bag was the way people in business saved valuable minutes when going on short trips.

The alternative is just to buy new toiletries over and over which is obviously wasteful and will eventually annoy business travelers.

Blogged via wireless handheld

  • jude adebanji
    August 12, 2006 at 6:24 am

    pls send me magazine

  • Ron Romanchik
    August 12, 2006 at 11:40 am

    Traveling from VoIP Developers on Thursday, it took me 2 1/2 hours through Security at San Francisco Airport. Even though I had a long wait, my flight was only delayed 45 minutes coming into Newark Airport. Unfortunately, when I got into Newark, that’s when the fun began! There were no gates available and we had to wait 90 minutes for a gate to open up. We were also delayed by impatient people who kept getting up when we were parked in the holding area, causing us to miss at least two gate openings. I can understand the security concerns, but I still can’t understand individuals who are so selfish that they delayed our plane from moving so that they can get their bags from the overhead! The next few weeks are going to be very interesting traveling. I suggest anyone who travels to be patient and go with the flow, don’t do anything that will cause further delays! Most of all travel safe!

  • Rich Tehrani
    August 15, 2006 at 2:21 pm

    It would seem — after seeing the news for the past few days that I was extremely lucky. It seems that now travel is better in the US. A few of my team members were delayed no more than 10 minutes from NY to Chicago.

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