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INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Things to Do When You’re Stuck at an Airport

50 Things To Do At The Airport

 

—50 Things To Do At The Airport [Infographic] by the team at CheapFlights

 

Travel Tip of the Week

When passing through airport security, put anything valuable and visible, like a laptop or iPad, on the conveyer belt last so it doesn’t get to the other side of the X-ray long before you do, leaving it sitting out for anyone to grab.

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Travel Tip of the Week

Get a map of the airport ahead of time to be sure that you know how far it is to your gates and connections, and so you’re not disappointed if you’d planned on better food options or you miss the single, pre-security Starbucks.

Give us your tips! Add a comment below or let us know on Twitter @wherecanada: #wherecanadatips.

Renovations Elevate the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites

By TIM JOHNSON

Given a location directly across the road from Pearson International Airport, you might think that a stay at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel and Suites involves a bit of an exchange—that is, proximity for serenity. But this sleek property, which recently completed a two-and-a-half year, top-to-bottom renovation, has quiet, soundproofed rooms, meaning you can get both a good night’s sleep, and a fast shuttle in the morning. (more…)

Not Your Average Airport Hotel: Vancouver’s Fairmont YVR

By TIM JOHNSON

It wasn’t so long ago that airport hotels were notorious for their mediocrity, one-and-done affairs that (sometimes) offered a decent night of sleep—and little more—to travellers who were interested in just one thing: being close to the airport. (more…)

Senate Committee Proposes Ways To Make Canadian Air Travel Cheaper

By SHANNON KELLY

Buffalo Niagara International Airport is one of more than a dozen U.S. border airports Canadians fly out of to save money (Photo: Melyssa Lipsey)

It’s no secret that Canadians frequently fly out of the U.S. to save on airfare, and Parliament may finally be taking notice. A senate committee is urging Ottawa to eliminate the rent it charges federally owned airports, a cost that is passed on to travellers, and that it ultimately release its ownership of Canadian airports. (more…)

Survey Names Canada’s Worst Airports

By SHANNON KELLY

Toronto's Pearson International Airport (Photo: mgermani)

In a recent survey by Canadian travel agency FlightNetwork ranking the worst airports in the world, the raspberry for Canadian airports went to Toronto’s Pearson International. (Might the airport’s new restaurant makeover change that? Time will tell.) (more…)

Re-entry to Canada at Airports About to Get Quicker and Easier

Customs lineup at Vancouver International Airport before installation of new Automated Border Clearance kiosks (Photo: Dennis S. Hurd)

A pilot program rolled out Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in 2010 allowing faster screening times for Canadians (and Canadian permanent residents) returning to Canada has been deemed a success, despite early misgivings, and is now being rolled out to other Canadian airports, the Canada Border Services Agency announced Friday.

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Dining Makeover at Toronto’s Pearson Airport Has Foodie Flavour

By WAHEEDA HARRIS

Rendering of Mark McEwan's Fetta Panini Bar

Layovers at Toronto’s Pearson Airport are about to become a lot more enjoyable, with 13 locally inspired dining options by highly esteemed and some celebrity chefs coming to the airport. (more…)

Ottawa and Quebec City Airports Named Best in North America

Ottawa International Airport (Photo: morethanreal)

Ottawa International Airport was rated the top North American airport and the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport was rated the best regional airport in North America in the Airports Council International’s annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. (more…)

Patience at Pearson: With 20 Per Cent Less Airport Security, Longer Waits a Sure Bet

Some 300 security screeners at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport are being laid off or having their hours cut, effective January 25. (more…)

Air Canada Raises Rates for Checked Baggage

Photo by Robert S. Donovan

Air Canada has announced new checked baggage fees, in an effort to offset high fuel prices. (more…)