Slightly more travelers through Milwaukee are rolling instead of flying this winter holiday season, reported USA Today, but General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) could seem as bustling as usual, because airline passenger numbers dropped by only one percentage point.
For airline passengers who experience difficulties: Mitchell Airport responds to questions and concerns through Twitter and Facebook and posts alerts about special weather, parking, road and air travel conditions as needed on the front page of its website.
Luggage is being weighed accurately at all MKE ticket counters, the Associated Press reported, after state and city inspectors found only one malfunctioning scale there (after testing all scales at eight Wisconsin airports recently), and that malfunctioning scale was fixed promptly. The Capital Times has listed tips for avoiding charges of $39 to $400 extra for bags weighing over the 50 pound limit.
At MKE and many U.S. airports, holday travelers have received an extra gift -- favorable weather, Reuters reported.