How airports let down older travelers

Every time I fly I notice how much bigger terminals are getting, and how much more I’m expected to do for myself – everything from checking in to hauling my own suitcase onto the conveyor belt. At least I’m young(ish) and able-bodied. But what is air travel like for those who aren’t? This story for Marketplace explores what airports and airlines are and aren’t doing to make life easier for America’s aging population of flyers. It includes some hair-raising tales from travelers, and input from a leading airport architecture firm.

Earlier in July I filed a story for Marketplace about the history of the summer movie. It was great fun to work on, and I got to interview movie experts and scholars Jeanine Basinger, Tom Shone and Jason Squire.

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