Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
August 7, 2007 Many travelers go to airports with low expectations. They don't expect to take off on time or land on time. The Eldridge family has been flying for years. While waiting at Philadelphia International Airport for their flight to West Palm Beach, the family of six explains how air travel has changed.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/12555886/12555887" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 8, 2007 Air travelers Violet and Bill Charles make their way through security at Philadelphia International Airport. They say a lot of freedom has been given up after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Peter Laboon, a transportation security officer, describes some of the changes to Steve Inskeep.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/12586270/12586271" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 9, 2007 Crowded skies, known to pilots as mutual traffic, are a large part of air travel's woes. Mike Sammartino, director of system operations for the Federal Aviation Administration, attributes overcrowding to airlines' overloaded schedules. He speaks with Renee Montagne
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/12623053/12623054" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
August 10, 2007 Low-cost airlines prove a great commercial benefit to travelers — and also to the economy. In addition to hiring more workers, they transform airports by forcing aviation operators and travelers to be more efficient. Charlie Isdell, director of aviation for Philadelphia, says the arrival of Southwest Airlines to Philadelphia increased passenger totals by the millions.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/12668626/12668627" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor