Latest Airport check-in Stories

2011-07-21 23:28:00

BEIJING, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Online check-in is now available on Air China's Spanish sub-website www.airchina.es which supports both English and Spanish. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) Passengers can check in by themselves after 15:00 (local time) onto the Air China flight of the next day which departs from Madrid, and online self check-in is closed three hours before flight departure. Passengers are expected to enter their ID and ticket...

2010-11-22 11:40:00

In the news release, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Offer Holiday Travel Tips, issued today by Alaska Air Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sixth paragraph, second sentence, should read "The fee for unaccompanied minors (children traveling alone) is $25 one way" rather than "The fee for unaccompanied minors (children traveling alone) is $75 one way" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Offer...

2010-11-22 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the busy holiday travel season, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air offer the following tips: Check in online or at a kiosk. Passengers can check in online for domestic and international flights up to 24 hours before departure at alaskaair.com or horizonair.com. International passengers also can enter passport information online. Alaska and Horizon also provide check-in kiosks at airports and many off-site locations. Alaska Airlines...

2010-10-25 17:10:00

National Federation of the Blind Files Suit Over Inaccessible Kiosks SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people and the leading advocate for accessible technology, and three blind individuals--Michael Hingson, Mike May, and Tina Thomas--who reside in California and frequently fly United, filed a class-action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the Northern District of...

2010-10-24 16:00:00

SYDNEY, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Qantas, Australia's flagship airline, has selected Unisys (NYSE: UIS) Australia to provide an innovative Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS) for its Australian domestic flights. Using the solution, Qantas has introduced Australia's first self-service baggage check-in facility, part of the airline's Next Generation Check-in initiative designed to streamline and speed up a passenger's journey through the domestic airport. As part of the solution, Qantas will...

2010-02-18 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tech-savvy travelers on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights will have one less thing to carry: a printed boarding pass. The two airlines today introduced electronic boarding passes in seven cities and also launched mobile.alaskaair.com (http://mobile.alaskaair.com). The electronic boarding pass allows customers flying from Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Denver; Las Vegas; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and Spokane, Wash., to receive boarding...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'