Travel Tidbits from Airports Near You

Airlines Fined for Not Giving Refunds on Time

On Monday, the Transportation Department fined a 1/2-dozen airlines greater than $7 million for failing to offer timely refunds to clients.

The DOT said the six airlines have additionally now collectively paid greater than half 1000000000 greenbacks to folks that were owed money back because of a canceled or extensively changed flight.

Frontier Airlines is the best U.S. airline on the list. And it were given the biggest excellent: $2.2 million. According to the DOT, the airline has issued $222 million in refunds.

Here’s a listing of the opposite airlines fined and the quantity of refunds they're required to pay:

The fines assessed and the specified refunds furnished are: 

  • Air India – $121.five million in required refunds paid and a $1.4 million penalty 
  • TAP Portugal – $126.5 million in required refunds paid and a $1.1 million penalty 
  • Aeromexico – $thirteen.6 million in required refunds paid and a $900,000 penalty 
  • El Al – $sixty one.9 million in required refunds paid and a $900,000 penalty 
  • Avianca – $76.8 million in required refunds paid and a $750,000 penalty 

You Can Now Take the Metro to Dulles International Airport

With the hole of the long-awaited Silver Line Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport (IAD) on Tuesday, tourists and airport employees can now take the educate directly to Dulles from downtown Washington, D.C.

The new station at Dulles is hooked up to the main terminal by using an indoor pedestrian tunnel with moving sidewalks. Transit time from Metro Center in downtown D.C. is predicted at fifty three minutes. And, relying on when you trip and in which you get entry to Metrorail, the fare can be among $2 and $6. Trains will go away the Dulles Silver Line station approximately each 15 mins.

Courtesy Mamava

Mamava Lactation Pod Doubles as Art Gallery

You’ve probably observed Mamava lactation pods popping up at airports.

Now the sort of pods has been mounted on the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Located below the lobby escalators on the Museum’s ground floor, the free-to-use pod not only presents a non-public, comfortable space for mother and father to pump or breastfeed, this one doubles as a gallery space.

Courtesy Mamava

The interior of the pod features reproductions of artistic endeavors by means of stated artist Betye Saar, inclusive of Anticipation (1961), which depicts the artist pregnant along with her 1/3 infant, In the Sunflower Patch (1963), and Flight (1963), depicting the early years of her daughter’s lifestyles. There’s additionally a quote by way of Saar within the pod, wherein she reflects on motherhood, birthing, and her printmaking exercise. 

Great idea, proper? Maybe airports will upload art to their Mamava lactation pods too.

In addition to museums and airports, Mamava now has lactation pods in teach stations, company offices, colleges, hospitals, navy bases, retail, universities, sports stadiums, and zoos. You can locate them with a free locator app.