Nearly half of Dutch tourists are willing to pay extra for a flight with no screaming babies, smelly diapers or crawling toddlers, according to a study by website WeFlyCheap among a thousand childless Dutch travelers, RTL Nieuws reports.
Chaos reigned at Schiphol this weekend after the introduction of the new security checkpoints. Travelers both departing from and arriving at the airport had to deal with crowds and long lines, often turning to Twitter to voice their complaints.
Dutch Rail (NS) is working on a new app to improve client experiences with the Public Transport (OV) cards. With this app, people can check and load their card balance via a smartphone with Near Field Communication (NFC), ComputerIdee.nl reports.
A big information screen for public transport will be placed in the arrival hall of Schiphol in September. The digital board, which size can be compared to the old information screen in Utrecht central station, needs to give travelers clear information on where busses and trains depart from. This was announced in Spl!t magazine.
Forgetful travelers seem to fail to check out with their OV chip cards on trains, trams and buses. So much so that companies such as the NS, Arriva and Connexxion are making €22.9 million on travelers' neglect. This was calculated by independent research bureau Panteia, the Telegraaf reports.
Friday will be the busiest day of the year at Schiphol. Around 178,000 travelers are expected to be at the airport. Many Dutch people go on holiday this weekend, but a lot of people also return from their holiday destination.
For Friday, Saturday and Sunday Schiphol expects a total of half a million passengers departing, arriving or transiting. The number of passengers on the busiest day is slightly higher than last year, when the counter stood at 177,000. In the months of July, August and September, the airport handled over 15 million people in 2012.