What we’re reading: Three crazy airport stories, United & US Airways breakup, December holidays mean stress

by Stephanus Surjaputra on December 11, 2013

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3 things that really happened at an airport

Airports can be a place where strange things are bound to happen.

The first involves the Transportation Security Administration and an unlucky puppet.

The TSA confiscated a toy pistol from Rooster Monkburn in St. Louis on December 3. It would have gone unnoticed except for the fact that Monkburn is a monkey sock puppet and the gun is 2 inches long.

United Airlines issues timetable for ending US Airways partnership

United Airlines issued a statement to its customers giving a timetable of the wind-down of its partnership with US Airways.

The Chicago-based airline said it will be “business as usual” until the partnership ends, although United appears to have already stopped selling US Airways-operated codeshares. (US Airways also appears to have stopped selling United-operated codeshares.)

December holidays voted most stressful by U.S. travelers, according to TripAdvisor survey

A survey of more than 14,000 TripAdvisor respondents finds that 43 percent find the December holidays to be the most stressful time of the year.

Top 3 Stressors of Holiday Travel:
1. Airline delays and cancellations
2. Inclement weather
3. Price of transportation

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