What happens for business travelers during a government shutdown?

Nothing. Okay, that’s not exactly true, but anything that might happen to air travel isn’t a big deal. Most federal government employees related to air travel are “essential”. During a government shutdown, “essential” workers would continue to work. This includes air traffic controllers, TSA, and Customs and Border Protection. Planes aren’t going to start falling…

Prediction: PreCheck coming to Southwest later this year.

Earlier this year, we heard a few¬†rumblings about Southwest¬†joining the TSA PreCheck program. It looks like there has recently been some movement that might indicate Southwest is close to rolling out participation in PreCheck. A poster on FlyerTalk points out that Southwest is adding information to its boarding passes and speculates that this information is…

Friday blog roundup

It’s Friday, Friday, Gotta get down on Friday! Let’s see what’s up in the frequent flyer blogosphere…. Rapid Travel Chai writes about some expansions to the TSA PreCheck program, including new participation by Virgin America and the Philadelphia airport. Also, it appears that PreCheck is now working on some international itineraries. Cool. Lucky writes about…