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Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids
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Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids

It’s the holiday season, and one of the things you will not be able to avoid on your flights to hither and yon are children on your airplane. A Harris Interactive poll in May found that 86 percent of those surveyed say they’re most annoyed by parents letting their children run wild or be disruptive […]

5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel
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5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel

  Passenger stress goes sky high during the busy holiday travel season. In the first of this two-part series, I’m offering tips and ideas for your audience to get through the busy days around Christmas and New Year’s. Here are five ways to survive nightmare. Make and share lists and documents. I make copies of […]

Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money
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Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money

Falling energy prices are good for everyone, right? Not when it comes to airports. While lower fuel prices may be a good thing for consumers, Colorado’s 74 airports are taking a hit. The Colorado Aeronautical Board has informed airport managers that it will cut $12 million from the 2015 aviation grants award program used to […]

How does holiday shopping help airports?
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How does holiday shopping help airports?

  As a regular traveler, I’m impressed with how airports have stepped up their game when it comes to shopping. And, they have to.  As airlines continue to consolidate and cut flights, airports are becoming more aggressive in finding ways to make up for that lost revenue. One way to do that is through retail […]

Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places
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Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places

You know you are paying less for gasoline this fall. But fuel has gotten really cheap in some parts of the country. The Associated Press reports that several filling stations in Oklahoma City and Texas are selling unleaded gasoline for less than $2 a gallon. ‘‘When I first saw it, I thought it was a […]

Where To? Stories and drawings of hours behind the wheel
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Where To? Stories and drawings of hours behind the wheel

“If this doesn’t work out, I can always get a job driving a cab.” How many times have you heard people say that? How many times have you thought it? Dmitry Samarov actually did it, although like many people who find themselves carrying people from point to point, he didn’t intend to become a cab […]

Global police crack down on $1 billion in airline ticket fraud
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Global police crack down on $1 billion in airline ticket fraud

It is a staggering number. Airlines around the world have lost $1 billion thanks to thieves who use fake or stolen credit cards to fraudulently purchase flights. Europol — the European Union’s law enforcement agency — just completed a major crackdown on the fraud, working with 60 airlines in 45 countries, along with representatives from […]

Can airports' mobile apps add to their bottom lines?
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Can airports’ mobile apps add to their bottom lines?

Airports are jumping into smartphone apps. While they’re aimed at helping passengers get around, airports are also using them to boost their bottom lines. The 2014 Airport IT Trends survey, published by Swiss-based air transport IT consultancy SITA and Airports Council International-North America, found that 60 percent of airports will offer geo-location by 2017. These […]

Little airports bring in big money
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Little airports bring in big money

While many cities and towns across America probably don’t have a commercial airport, most of them have smaller general aviation (GA) airports that help them connect to the national air transport system. These smaller GA airports also serve as important economic engines in the communities they serve. The Alliance for Aviation Across America is a […]