Thursday, August 17, 2006

Post offices at airports

Apparently there's a move to get postal kiosks and automated postal centers at the nation's airports as quickly as possible due to the number of personal items no longer allowed to be carried on.

Postal employee Janet Blair, Kearny, NJ writes in the USPS NewsLink, "Manned USPS kiosks at airports should be created as soon as possible. With all the security issues confusing passengers with what is an allowable carry-on, many are forced to leave their possessions at the airport. If passengers knew an outlet was available to mail their possessions back home, they would gladly use our convenient services at the airport. Banned items left at airports are big business."

Shown above is a 1982 stamp (SC 2022) showing Dulles International Airport outside of Washington, D.C.

According to FreeWeb's Airports on Stamps website, it is the only U.S. stamp depicting an airport. To see other airports on stamps and postal stationary, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM