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Let Us Keep Your Items Safe While Going Through TSA Security


August 17, 2020

While air travel is still challenging at this time, there are things that can be done to make your journey easier. That’s where Air General Traveler Services can help. Our Greeters stay up to date on the latest airport changes and restrictions and they do everything to make your travel easier from knowing if there is a lounge open in your particular terminal, finding  available food options and having amenities on hand for you to use. These amenities include individual hand sanitizer wipes, disposable foot socks (so you don’t need to walk through security barefoot if you must remove your shoes) and reusable bags to protect your carry-on items as they go through the TSA process.

“Plastic trays at airport security have more respiratory viruses than public toilets” according to recently published research. Testing determined that security trays were found to pose the highest potential risk of viral contamination at airports. According to the study, as the trays are used by virtually all passengers, “they have the potential to be especially problematic if a severe pathogen with an indirect transmission mechanism were to pose a threat for international spread.”

Since we don’t know if the security trays are not routinely disinfected, our Greeters will supply you with complimentary disposable linen bags into which you can place your large purse or briefcase, or smaller bags into which you can empty your pocket items thus avoiding any of your belongings touching the tray surfaces. Simply dispose of the bag after completion of security formalities.

Let Air General Traveler Services Greeters help you travel as safely and hygienically as possible!  Contact us to arrange dedicated and personalized traveler assistance.

Air General Greeters are in full compliance with all Covid-19 safety guidance. Our air and land travel concierge agents wear masks, follow health, hygiene and distancing protocols and scope out amenities in advance of passenger arrival at the airport or train station. We provide passengers with meet and greet travel concierge services for a “touchless experience” to the extent possible.


Vacationing at Home in the USA during the COVID Era

July 29, 2020

As some states lift the stay at home order, we are seeing a spike in travel again! In these ever-changing times, our ideas of a typical vacation might also be changing. Once headed to Nevada for the Las Vegas strip or New York City for a Broadway production, people are mixing it up a bit now. Here are a couple of ideas for your next getaway! Air General Traveler Services Meet & Greet team offers assistance to navigate airports and train stations and can help with all your travel needs. This concierge service benefits you and your family as we encompass many enhanced safety protocols to get you to your vacation destination as safely as possible. Ask us about sites and amenities for your next trip!

Mountains – Hiking trails allow for social distancing and are the perfect way to get your blood pumping. A vacation rental settled on the side of a mountain provides a breathtaking morning view to start your day off right. Enjoy your own tranquil space, trails and exercise. Many rentals are incorporating new cleaning procedures to accommodate the newly recommended protocols.

Air General Traveler Services operates in Charlotte! What a perfect place to experience the wonder of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Historical Trails – Walking the paths of historical sites and monuments is a treasure not easily forgotten. Learn and enjoy at your own pace while staying safe. Major cities like Boston and Chicago offer miles of remarkable historical attractions easily accessible by foot. Enjoy the historical Freedom Trail from Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument; the Old Granary Burying Ground, the King’s Chapel, the USS Constitution, and many more!
From momentous parks to museums and art institutes, you can find something for everyone!

Air General Traveler Services provides Greeters in Boston to assist at Logan Airport and Boston North/South Train Station.

Lake Shore Drive in Chicago offers multiple exciting new places to explore, from Lincoln Park to the Field Museum, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Shedd Aquarium, etc.  Call us for Greeter/concierge service today at Chicago O’Hare Airport or Union Train Station!

Let Air General Traveler Services Greeters help you travel as safely and hygienically as possible!  Contact us  to arrange dedicated and personalized traveler assistance.

Air General Greeters are in full compliance with all Covid19 safety guidance. Our air and land travel concierge agents wear masks, follow health, hygiene and distancing protocols and scope out amenities in advance of passenger arrival at the airport or train station. We provide passengers with meet and greet travel concierge services for a “touchless experience” to the extent possible.

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Sources of Travel Information

New York's LaGuardia Airport Terminal B
Cool artwork in the new LaGuardia Gateway Partners Terminal B in New York

July 21, 2020

Traveling has changed in the last few months and it’s likely you haven’t been on an airplane in a while – a sad note for most of us wanderlusts! As time goes on and restrictions open up in a safe way, we will be packing our suitcases, checking that our passports are valid and visas are confirmed, and we will also need to keep up to date on changes to travel plans.

Following information on social media for the airline you’re flying on – and the airports you are flying to and from.

Key Twitter handles to follow:

@tsa – the official Twitter account of the Transportation Security Administration. It provides information on what you can and cannot bring onboard – often with a lighthearted touch;

@terminalBLGA – LaGuardia’s Terminal B recently opened its new building, operating with four airlines. It’s a great source of what shops and restaurants are open and offers updates on the operation;

@flightradar24 – track your flight in real time!

@statedept – the official account for the US Department of State, it will update you about international travel to and from the US, including passports, visas and travel advisories;

@weatherchannel – if you’re staying close to home, The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted sites for the latest weather reports;

xe.com – if you are traveling internationally, this site offers the most up to date currency tools.

And for our Air General Traveler Service passengers who visit New York City, follow @nycparks for local neighborhood events. Stay safe and happy travels!

Let Air General Traveler Services Greeters help you travel as safely and hygienically as possible!  Contact us  to arrange dedicated and personalized traveler assistance.

Air General Greeters are in full compliance with all Covid19 safety guidance. Our air and land travel concierge agents wear masks, follow health, hygiene and distancing protocols and scope out amenities in advance of passenger arrival at the airport or train station. We provide passengers with meet and greet travel concierge services for a “touchless experience” to the extent possible.


Experience The New Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, New York

LaGuardia Terminal B, Location: Queens, New York, LaGuardia Gateway Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 17, 2020

The newly opened Arrivals and Departures Hall in Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport is a beautiful 850,000 square foot facility with soaring ceilings, an abundance of natural light and fabulous artwork! The Air General Greeter team at LaGuardia Terminal B look forward to providing you with a “touchless service” the next time you arrive in or depart from this exciting terminal, presented by LaGuardia Gateway Partners.

Let Air General Traveler Services Greeters help you travel as safely and hygienically as possible!
Contact us  
to arrange dedicated and personalized traveler assistance.

Air General Greeters are in full compliance with all Covid19 safety guidance. Our air and land travel concierge agents wear masks, follow health, hygiene and distancing protocols and scope out amenities in advance of passenger arrival at the airport or train station. We provide passengers with meet and greet travel concierge services for a “touchless experience” to the extent possible.


Reducing Risks During of Summer Holiday Travel

The July 4th weekend celebrations were tempered by the lessons learned from Covid-19 compliance challenges we experienced during the Memorial Day weekend activities. This holiday weekend seemed to usher in a new dynamic for beaches, parks, bars, outdoor clubs, restaurants and travel with mixed messages from community leaders. Airlines began to focus on adding more flights both domestically and internationally; some started filling all seats on planes.

Aids to safe travel provided by our Greeters

The holiday uptick in the passenger activity at Newark (EWR) airport, a key international travel hub in the New York region, was partially the result of some international flights being allowed to depart for the first time in month. Some flights required the aid of foreign consulate officials verifying Covid-19 test results, nurses taking temperatures and special transit entry authorization for certain countries before passengers are allowed to complete check in.

As travel continues to evolve during the remainder of this summer season, please remember to seek the latest information from the CDC and to refer to the various travel advisories from local and international organizations such as AAA, the airlines, municipal websites, Consulate or Embassy websites and the State Department. Continue to follow guidelines like wearing a face mask in public places, practicing proper hygiene by washing hands frequently and using sanitizer and keeping six feet apart when communicating or waiting in line for various services. Enjoy the remainder of the summer; it’s never too early to plan a safe and fun-filled Labor Day weekend for you and your friends & family. If you choose to travel by train or by air, let us help you with greeter service & travel aids! Happy Safe Summer Fun!

Let Air General Traveler Services Greeters help you travel as safely and hygienically as possible!  Contact us to arrange dedicated and personalized traveler assistance.

Air General Greeters are in full compliance with all Covid-19 safety guidance. Our air and land travel concierge agents wear masks, follow health, hygiene and distancing protocols and scope out amenities in advance of passenger arrival at the airport or train station. We provide passengers with meet and greet travel concierge services for a “touchless experience” to the extent possible.