If you're sleeping at the airport, chances are something went very wrong with your travel plans. Whether you were late for an international flight, missed a connection or maybe your plane got held up in another city with bad weather. Whatever the reason, if you're forced to sleep in public, airports aren't usually the best place to rest up. And there are some really, really bad airports out there. That's according to a new survey conducted Sleeping in Airports (and common sense).
The TSA has been using CT scanners to screen airline passengers' luggage since last year -- early tests of the technology have been taking place in Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport and Boston's Logan International Airport. But now, the agency has shared its plans for CT technology going forward, including expansions into additional airports. American Airlines announced earlier this month that a CT scanner was being set up in New York's JFK airport and the TSA says Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport are among those that will have CT scanners in the near future. "TSA is committed in getting the best technology to enhance security and improve the screening experience," TSA Administrator David Pekoske said in a statement. "Use of CT technology substantially improves TSA's threat detection capability at the checkpoint.
Luton Airport, which helped pioneer affordable air travel after World War Two, is marking its 80th birthday. Luton Municipal Airport in Bedfordshire was opened in 1938 and renamed London Luton Airport in 1990. Its fame was boosted by a 1970s Campari TV advert that saw Lorraine Chase asked if she "wafted here from Paradise", to which she replied "nah, Luton Airport". A Campari cocktail named after the actress has been created by an airport restaurant to mark the anniversary. The airport - which is still owned by Luton Borough Council but run privately - was opened by Kingsley Wood, the Secretary of State for Air.