Web survey reportswait times for airports
Passengers at Baltimore-Washington International Airport have the longest wait to go through security checkpoints, according to an online survey of 2,878 travelers by Travelocity.com.
Nearly 58 percent of the respondents said they had to wait more than an hour to get through security lines. The second-longest was San Francisco International, with 56 percent of travelers reporting waits of an hour or more. Dulles International ranked eighth.
Those airports with less than a 30-minute wait were Houston International, Indianapolis, Detroit, Newark and New Orleans. (The New Orleans airport is where a man recently boarded a plane with a loaded gun.)
Association forecastsdecrease in hotel rates
According to an October survey of the National Business Travel Association by Deutsche Bank, 77 percent of the group's business travel managers expect hotel rates for the first two quarters next year to remain flat or drop.
Although corporations cut travel this year, more severe reductions are not planned for 2002, according to respondents.