Travel News May 2005.Online agents tout expansion to keep investors' interest. Despite a 20% jump in online bookings, Internet travel agencies must work hard to keep the attention of investors, the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times reports. Travelocity, Orbitz and Expedia are emphasizing corporate sales and expanding internationally. Meanwhile, costs are rising and the market is becoming more mature, analysts say. May 31, 2005
In-flight Internet options proliferate for international travelers. More international carriers are introducing or expanding in-flight Internet access See how to access the Internet. for passengers, Airguide reports. Scandinavian Airlines System cited high demand as the reason it expanded in-flight connectivity access to all seats on many of its routes. May 26, 2005
Small Seattle ad firm lands DMX See DMX512. Inflight. Aeromedia Network has won a contract to provide ad content for DMX Inflight, an in-flight entertainment In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. After World War II commercial aviation flights became a daily event in which entertainment was requested by passengers to help the time pass. provider. The contract could mean wide exposure for Aeromedia because DMX has relationships with almost every major airline. Aeromedia now provides advertising content for Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It operates hubs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Portland International Airport. . May 25, 2005
Internet travel firm aimed at groups plans to double in size. An online site for group travel is growing and will double its size in the next year, the Denver Rocky Mountain News The Rocky Mountain News is a daily morning tabloid-format newspaper published in Denver, Colorado. It is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. (Despite Scripps still running the paper, it's the only newspaper in the Scripps family not to have the corporate lighthouse logo on reports. Groople is based in Denver and plans to open an international office in Paris. The company caters to groups needing at least five hotel rooms. May 25, 2005
U.S. airlines expect 200 million passengers this summer. The Air Transport Association is expecting approximately 200 million passengers to travel on our country's airlines this summer. Throughout the summer -- Memorial Day through Labor Day Labor Day, holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. It was inaugurated by the Knights of Labor in 1882 and made a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894. -- the airlines are expecting to carry 4.1% more passengers than they carried during the same period in 2004. May 25, 2005
More travelers with time to kill head to the gym. Some travelers are hitting the gym during layovers, the Associated Press Associated Press: see news agency.
Associated Press (AP)
Cooperative news agency, the oldest and largest in the U.S. and long the largest in the world. reports. It has become easier to find fitness centers in or near airports. Some gyms are a short taxi ride away, and others are located inside airports or in hotels linked to airports. May 24, 2005
Air fares, hotel rates climb ahead of busy summer travel season. Anticipating a strong demand for summer travel, airlines and hotels have lifted their prices, the Dallas Morning News reports. Tom Parsons of BestFares.com said air fares are now more than $100 higher than they were a year ago. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study indicates hotel rates have jumped 4.5%. May 24, 2005
Airlines make first-class more child-friendly as demand grows. Airlines are responding as more families choose to fly their children in the first-class cabin, the Wall Street Journal reports. Some carriers are offering new services, such as Nintendo video games See video game console. , a child-friendly menu, and "sky nannies," who entertain the children with toys and puzzles. Airlines are also trying to balance the needs of children who fly first-class with those of business travelers. May 20, 2005
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Markup language developed to be a simplified and more structural version of SGML. It incorporates features of HTML (e.g., hypertext linking), but is designed to overcome some of HTML's limitations. messaging gains momentum in travel industry. Many travel companies are switching to a standard XML messaging specification from proprietary XML interfaces, Information Week reports. The new XML specifications offer better connectivity and online packaging. It also cuts distribution costs distribution costs distribute npl → Vertriebskosten pl . May 11, 2005
Space tourism attracts interest of wealthy, may boost economy. Thousands of wealthy people are interested in spending $200,000 to tour space, Florida Today Florida Today is the major daily newspaper serving Melbourne, Brevard County and the Space Coast region of Florida. It was founded in 1966 by the Gannett corporation. reports. If it takes off, the space tourism industry could add millions to the economy and create thousands of NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
in full National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Independent U.S. jobs. The Florida Space Authority The Florida Space Authority (FSA) was created as a Florida state government space agency by Florida's Governor and Legislature in 1989. The Authority’s mission (as authorized in Chapter 331, Part Two, Florida Statutes) is to retain, expand and diversify the state's has commissioned a study on building a private space port and attracting companies interested in catering to space tourists. May 10, 2005
When making summer plans, travelers mull driving, flying. Travelers are finding it difficult to decide whether to drive or fly to their summer vacations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Many families are finding it cheaper to fly because high gas prices make it expensive to drive long distances. Also, major and discount airlines are offering cheap airfares to certain parts of the country. May 9, 2005
Web booking takes off with more travelers. PhoCusWright predicts more money will be spent this year in the U.S. booking leisure and unmanaged business travel online than offline. The online travel industry is expected to rake in rake in
Informal to acquire (money) in large amounts
Verb 1. rake in - earn large sums of money; "Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in"
shovel in $66 billion this year. Experts and consumers cite the ease and convenience of travel sites, which are available 24 hours a day; however, travel agents say they believe vacationers will continue to turn to them to arrange cruises, tours and other more complicated itineraries. May 9, 2005
Travelers troll Internet sites for erroneous fares. Many consumers check airlines sites specifically looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. "mistake fares," USA TODAY USA Today
National U.S. daily general-interest newspaper, the first of its kind. Launched in 1982 by Allen Neuharth, head of the Gannett newspaper chain, it reached a circulation of one million within a year and surpassed two million in the 1990s. reports. Recent accidental online deals include a $51 roundtrip ticket from Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. to Fiji. Some Web sites include disclaimers giving the right to refuse to honor a fare that a reasonable person would recognize as a mistake. Often these online deals are caused by human error. May 6, 2005
More research needed before tighter emission rules are enacted. Europe and North American North American
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see boophilusannulatus. officials are moving toward stricter emissions standards for commercial airlines, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
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3. an editorial in Air Transport World. Tougher rules could harm the industry, which is already suffering from staggering fuel prices. Airport air emissions are an under-researched subject, and more work should be done to understand the airlines' role and responsibility. May 6, 2005
Sleeping on an aircraft is always the subject of debate. Now when on a flight, passengers can avoid the bad movie, or talking to Noun 1. talking to - a lengthy rebuke; "a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline"; "the teacher gave him a talking to"
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to fellow passengers and instead get some much needed rest. John Stallcup the US-based (it could only happen in America) co-author of "How to Sleep on Airplanes" the best selling sleep travel handbook, has introduced a comprehensive website providing everything passengers need to know about sleep while traveling. The site includes an online store offering field tested sleep travel gear, including earplugs, eyeshades, inflatable pillows, the "How to Sleep on Airplanes Handbook" and complete sleep kits for short haul Short distance. Short haul implies traversing a small geographic area such as a few miles at most. Contrast with long haul. See line driver. , transcontinental and long haul Long distance. Long haul implies traversing a state or a country. Contrast with short haul. flights. Also included is a section on the most common questions travelers have about sleep, as well as links to helpful travel sites, making this the web's only all inclusive source for everything passengers need to sleep on aircraft. http://www.sleeptravel.com May 6, 2005
For women business travelers, it's a jungle out there. Women business travelers encounter hazards and hassles many male road warriors
The Road Warriors were a professional wrestling tag team famously comprised of Michael "Hawk" Hegstrand and Joseph "Animal" Laurinaitis, though other members don't have to consider, Keith L. Alexander writes in the Washington Post. Author Kathleen Ameche offers women advice to maximize safety and avoid common pitfalls in her new book, "The Woman Road Warrior A person who frequently travels with laptop and cellphone. : A Woman's Guide to Business Travel." Among her suggestions: Never stay in a hotel room on the ground floor, and let the hotel concierge know where you're going and check in when you get back. May 4, 2005
Demand for summer travel heats up; airline bookings climb. The travel industry is rebounding from the recession it endured after the Sept. 11 attacks, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is one of two daily newspapers in Seattle, Washington, United States, the other being the Seattle Times. History
The P-I, Seattle's first newspaper, was founded on December 10, 1863 as the Seattle Gazette reports. Bookings for airline tickets, hotel rooms, cruises and campsites are climbing for this summer, despite high fuel prices. May 2, 2005
Repeal of Wright could reduce flights at Dallas/Fort Worth, study says. A study commissioned by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport said repealing the Wright amendment could cause the airport to lose up to 35% of its flights. At a news conference, officials said eliminating Wright would result in lower airfares. Southwest Airlines wants the law, which limits flying out of Dallas Love Field This article is about the airport. For the neighborhood, see Love Field, Dallas, Texas (Neighborhood).
Dallas Love Field (IATA: DAL, ICAO: KDAL, FAA LID: DAL , repealed. American Airlines and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport want it to stay in place. May 11, 2005
Atlanta on track to be busiest airport in 2005, FAA says. The Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), component of the U.S. Department of Transportation that sets standards for the air-worthiness of all civilian aircraft, inspects and licenses them, and regulates civilian and military air traffic through its air traffic control expects Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is on pace to claim the title of the busiest U.S. airport in 2005, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The airport will serve more passengers and operate more flights than any U.S. airport. Last year, Chicago O'Hare operated more flights. May 23, 2005
Washington bound passengers from Europe should not get confused. The airport renaming craze has struck the good citizens of Baltimore who have renamed their important hub, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Coordinates:
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (IATA: BWI, ICAO: KBWI, FAA LID: BWI) serves the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area (U.S.). in honor of the first black justice on the US Supreme Court. It is still BWI BWI
British West Indies and has a twice-daily BA service to Heathrow. Washington Dulles (named after a former secretary of state), the main international airport for the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). , is in fact much the same distance from the downtown area. However if you are flying into Washington on a domestic basis use Reagan (the former film star and sometime President), which at the most, is five miles from any place in the center of the city and has excellent rail connections. http://www.bwiairport.com http://www.metwashairports.com May 20, 2005
BWI to double retail space with hopes of boosting sales. Baltimore-Washington International Airport plans to double its eating and shopping space, the Washington Post reports. A new terminal, which will include more stores, will open this week. Officials say they want to boost the airport's retail sales. The terminal will include a McDonald's and several specialty shops. May 15, 2005
British Airport Authority - BAA has posted a forecast-beating 18.8% increase in profits after a record busting 141.7m passengers used its seven airports. Travelers spent more than ever in its shops, the average take rising to [pounds sterling]4.16 per passenger from [pounds sterling]4.12 a year earlier. At the bottom line, pretax profits increased by 36% to [pounds sterling]733m including a one-off property-related figure of [pounds sterling]112m. Perhaps the only fly in the ointment ointment /oint·ment/ (oint´ment) a semisolid preparation for external application to the skin or mucous membranes, usually containing a medicinal substance.
n. was an admission that the second runway at Stansted was further off than planned, even 2112 now being muted. http://www.baa.com May 20, 2005
Connexion by Boeing Connexion by Boeing (CBB) was an in-flight online connectivity service from Boeing. This service allowed travellers to access a high-speed internet connection while on board a plane in flight through a wired Ethernet or a wireless 802.11 Wi-Fi connection. is, for the second year running, the recipient of the World Travel Award for World's Leading High-Speed In-flight Internet Services Provider and was recently named one of the wireless companies to watch in 2005 by IDC wireless services analysts. Through a broadband connection to an equipped aircraft, high-speed Internet, data and entertainment connectivity is delivered directly to travelers in flight. The Connexion by Boeing service is available today on flights offered by Lufthansa, SAS (1) (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, www.sas.com) A software company that specializes in data warehousing and decision support software based on the SAS System. Founded in 1976, SAS is one of the world's largest privately held software companies. See SAS System. , Japan Airlines, ANA and Singapore Airlines. In addition, China Airlines, Korean Air, Asiana and El Al Israeli Airlines have announced their intent to install the Connexion by Boeing system on their long-range aircraft. Connexion by Boeing also offers a high-speed connectivity solution for the business aviation and maritime markets. For more information, please visit http://www.connexionbyboeing.com May 17, 2005
Connexion by Boeing to offer television this summer. Connexion by Boeing will start offering live television this summer, the Seattle Times reports. Singapore Airlines is the only carrier that has committed to offering the TV service, which will include four channels: BBC World, CNBC CNBC Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (artificial intelligence)
CNBC Consumer News and Business Channel
CNBC Congress of National Black Churches, Inc. , EuroSport News and EuroNews or MSNBC MSNBC Microsoft/National Broadcasting Company . May 17, 2005
Marketplace drives Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, . Residents and companies in North Texas help Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport thrive, Mitchell Schnurman writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a major U.S. daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area known as the Metroplex. Its area of domination is checked by its main rival, The Dallas Morning News . The airport and its supporters often claim it is the region's economic engine, but Schnurman points out corporations were creating jobs in the area long before the airport opened. May 18, 2005
FAA studies new runway lighting system at Dallas airport. The Federal Aviation Administration has started studying a new lighting system at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Dallas Morning News reports. Officials hope the Runway Status Light system will help cut the number of near-collisions on airport runways. May 31, 2005
Texas lawmakers to propose bill that would repeal Wright Amendment. Two Texas lawmakers will introduce House legislation that would repeal the Wright amendment, the law that limits flights out of Dallas Love Field, the Dallas Morning News reports. Republican Reps. Jeb Hensarling and Sam Johnson say "The Right to Fly Act" would immediately repeal Wright. American Airlines and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport have criticized the proposal. May 26, 2005
Dallas/Fort Worth opens new Skylink people-mover system. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened its new Skylink people-mover system on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports. A traveler needs a plane ticket to ride the system, which connects all of the airport's terminals with D/FW's new Terminal D. May 23, 2005
New $2.7B D/FW D/FW Dallas Fort Worth terminal set to open in two months. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport's new Terminal D is set to open in two months, the Dallas Morning News reports. The expansion project cost $2.7 billion. Officials hope the new terminal, which is attached to a Grand Hyatt hotel and Skylink people mover, will generate interest in the airport as a connecting hub. May 2, 2005
Detroit Metropolitan Airport will have all its SkyTeam partners under one roof by the middle of June. With Continental, KLM KLM Kaiserliche Marine (Enigma: Rising Tide game)
KLM Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Airlines)
KLM Klub Langer Menschen (German: Tall Person Club) and Northwest already established in the McNamara Terminal, Delta has come across to join them. A fourth SkyTeam carrier, Air France, plans to add to these carriers at DTW DTW Dynamic Time Warping
DTW Dance Theatre Workshop (New York, NY)
DTW Depth to Water (denotes depth to water in monitoring wells)
DTW DoDIIS Trusted Workstation
DTW Development Technology Workshop 13 June 2005, in conjunction with an inaugural service to Detroit. SkyTeam customers have access to a range of consolidated SkyTeam operations, including gates, check-in kiosks and counters, and security checkpoints. http://www.continental.com http://www.klm.com http://www.airfrance.com http://www.nwa.com May 6, 2005
Heathrow clients of the Guy Salmon Prestige Rental fleet using T1 can now use what is claimed to be the first collection and return service immediately outside the terminal. Rather than queuing for a bus for the perimeter rental car parks, customers can enjoy the services of a concierge to take their luggage and show them to their car in the Guy Salmon car park directly opposite the pedestrian exit of the main terminal building. A wide range of prestige vehicles is available, from the sporty BMW BMW
in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. Z4, Porsche Boxter or Mercedes CLK CLK Clock
CLK CDC2-Like Kinase
CLK Corel RAVE (file extension)
CLK Chep Lap Kok (Hong Kong airport)
CLK Ceska Lekarska Komora (Chech) & SLK Slk Slovak (linguistics)
SLK Saranac Lake, NY, USA - Adirondack (Airport Code)
SLK Safe Language Kernel
SLK Superior Limbic Keratitis
SLK Sportlich (Sportive) Convertible, to the fun-loving Mini Cooper S, the luxury of the Mercedes S Class or Jaguar XJ8 or one of the many other prestige vehicles on the fleet. Once the rental has ended, the customer can return the car to Terminal 1 between 0600 and 1800 by simply phoning through to the concierge, who will meet them directly outside the terminal building. Guy Salmon also provides a full delivery and collection service throughout the UK, which means that the vehicle can also be returned to any Guy Salmon or National Car Rental location in the UK, or the customer can arrange for it to be collected from a convenient location. http://www.guysalmon.com May 13, 2005
Internet surfers can now continue with their exertions even over the Pacific. Japan Airlines has become the first carrier to offer a satellite link with the Connexion by Boeing system, on its daily 12.5 hour Tokyo - New York flight. Initially available on a single aircraft, the service will become available daily by the end of June when a second Boeing 747-400 completes a installation. The service supports e-mail, Web browsing and corporate network access via a virtual private network, among other features according to JAL JAL Jalisco (Mexican state)
JAL Jalapa (Guatemala territorial division)
JAL Jump And Link
JAL Japan Airlines Company, Ltd. . Access will be available throughout the aircraft; it will cost $29.95 for the entire flight, or $9.95 for the first 30 minutes and 25 cents for each additional minute. http://www.jal.co.jp May 13, 2005
Luton is only 7 hours 19 minutes away from Chicago if you have the latest in business jets. Just a week after entering service, a new large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 business jet, established a new intercontinental city-pair speed record, flying 3,550 nautical miles in record time at an average speed of Mach 0.85. The G450 set its first speed record on its way to Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. (Switzerland), where it was displayed at the annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE EBACE European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition ). Flight attendant Kitty Ramage and four passengers were also on board. Sadly as far as we know, no scheduled operation is planned, or any other across the North Atlantic from the north London airport, the UK's busiest executive jet base. http://www.London-luton.co.uk http://www.gulfstream.com May 27, 2005
Luton Airport users might like to know of an opening by Days Inn just ten minutes taxi ride from the airport and a short walk from the mainline station. In an area dearth of decent hotels in the mid-budget range the new property is a welcome addition. It features 120 rooms, a restaurant and bar and two private conference facilities. The Days Hotel Luton becomes the chain's 39th hotel to open in the UK and is managed by Kew Green Hotels under a franchise agreement with Cendant Hotel Group International. Equipped to near four-star standards, bedrooms are fully air-conditioned, with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with double-size power shower, broadband Internet access Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is high speed Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access over modem.
Dial-up modems are generally only capable of a maximum bitrate of 56 kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the full use of a , satellite channels, pay movies and direct dial telephone. WorkZone bedrooms for business guests also feature an iron and ironing board, safe for a laptop, work desk, extra light and additional telephone. Six wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available. Guests can also use the Livingwell Health Club next door (for a small charge) and parking is available. http://www.daysinn.co.uk May 27, 2005
Airports expect record number of travelers for Memorial Day, summer. Los Angeles International Airport “LAX” redirects here. For other uses, see LAX (disambiguation).
“KLAX” redirects here. For other uses, see KLAX (disambiguation).
Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX, FAA LID: LAX expects to serve a record number of travelers this summer, the Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times
Morning daily newspaper. Established in 1881, it was purchased and incorporated in 1884 by Harrison Gray Otis (1837–1917) under The Times-Mirror Co. (the hyphen was later dropped from the name). reports. Low air fares and the weak dollar have spurred many people to travel. LAX expects 18.5 million travelers to pass through the airport this summer, up 6% from a year ago. The number of international passengers will climb 10%. Other airports, including Nashville International Airport Nashville International Airport (IATA: BNA, ICAO: KBNA) is an airport in southeastern Nashville, Tennessee. The IATA Airport Code BNA is descended from one of the city's early aviation facilities—Berry Field, NA , expect record crowds during Memorial Day weekend, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Crowds, security and weather will contribute to summer delays: Airport officials expect crowds and weather delays on the busy Memorial Day weekend and into the summer. Federal Aviation Administration officials predict crowds, security procedures or summer thunderstorms thunderstorms
a storm characterized by thunder and lightning caused by strong rising air currents; identified as agents of animal disease because of their involvement causing (1) spasmodic colic; (2) lightning strike; (3) injuries of cattle acquired in stampedes initiated by storms. will delay one in four flights this summer. May 27, 2005
Research shows passengers are pleased with their ability to access the Internet. Lufthansa and Connexion by Boeing today announced that their partnership to provide high-speed, in-flight Internet access is proving a popular feature with passengers. Based on research conducted with passengers of the industry-leading European air carrier, the FlyNet portal, which includes Internet access from Connexion By BoeingSM, is helping them to not only be productive in flight, but also is affording them with new entertainment options."Our partnership with Lufthansa continues to be strong, customer-focused and one that is helping to meet the connectivity needs of the airline's passengers," said Friedman. "Based on the research data, passengers are using the Connexion by Boeing service to access e-mail, surf the Internet, connect to their corporate virtual private networks and conduct Voice-over-Internet-Protocol calls over the Internet. It's very encouraging to know they are using it the way it was designed, while also finding new and creative ways to entertain themselves in flight.""From my own experience and after talking to many customers, I know how important this service is, especially for business travelers," emphasizes Chief of Marketing and Sales of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines Thierry Antinori. "This corresponds with the results of the survey where 85 percent stated that in the future, the availability of high-speed Internet will influence their choice of an airline."In an early sampling of 1,600 ( Survey conducted in Asia, Europe and the US with a 40 percent response rate.) passengers who have used the Connexion by Boeing service, research showed the following:- Two-thirds of passengers are very satisfied with the overall service- 93 percent are either satisfied or very satisfied- One out of three customers surveyed has used the service two-to-four times already- The top four usage applications are sending and receiving e-mail, accessing the Internet for general information, accessing company intranets and using the Internet for financial service transactions- 85 percent indicated the availability of high-speed Internet access would have an impact on their future choice of airlinesTo commemorate its one-year in-service anniversary, Connexion by Boeing will provide one week of free Internet access on all equipped Lufthansa flights during the week of May 17-23. Currently there are 42 Lufthansa aircraft equipped with high-speed Internet access; route information can be found at www.connexionbyboeing.com or the FlyNet pages at www.lufthansa.com. In coming months, Connexion by Boeing will work closely with Lufthansa and other airline partners to identify and introduce new levels of service and functionality that will be offered to airline passengers. May 12, 2005
Airports Commission approves Minneapolis expansion project. The Minneapolis Metropolitan Airports Commission approved an airport expansion plan Monday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The $983 million plan will cost $120 million more than an earlier proposal by Northwest Airlines. The commission will consider funding for the project in September.
May 18, 2005
New plan would boost cost of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport project by 14%. A revised plan would boost the cost of expanding Minneapolis-St. Paul airport by $122 million, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The current estimate is $862 million. The new plan includes additional gates and parking spaces. The Metropolitan Airport Commission is considering the revised plan. May 4, 2005
India's Mumbai Airport has a new meet and great facility, particularly useful for first time visitors to India and business travelers who want a really smooth journey through the airport. The idea is not new, it being available at Dubai for some time, and also in the Gulf Qatar Airways offering the facility. With international passenger numbers soaring by 25% the airport authority believes it is the way forward to ensure a smooth arrival. Desks are to be set up shortly in the airside air·side
The part of an airport directly involved in the arrival and departure of aircraft.
the part of an airport nearest the aircraft arrivals area. Escorts will see passengers through the (speedy) immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. and deposit them in a lounge whilst collecting luggage and organizing a taxi or onward connections. The cost will be 500 rupee RUPEE, comm. law. A denomination of money in Bengal. In the computation of ad valorem duties, it is valued at fifty-five and one half cents. Act of March 2, 1799, s. 61; 1 Story's L. U. S. 627. Vide Foreign coins.
2. ($1.10 / [pounds sterling]6) with the task entrusted to a specialist hospitality company. Passengers using the former Bombay airports' domestic facility will find a huge improvement from August onwards when a renovated domestic terminal 1B is introduced. The old building dates back to 1958. Amongst the many improvements is a covered drop off area, essential during the monsoon period when it can be very wet. http://www.mumbaiairport.com May 20, 2005
New Orleans officials contemplate new airport. Officials in New Orleans are considering building a new airport, the Associated Press reported. The airport would be located in suburban St. Charles Parish or in eastern New Orleans Eastern New Orleans is a large section of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
This is the portion of the city to the east of the Industrial Canal and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. . It would replace the Louis Armstrong International Airport, which private developers could buy for up to $600 million. May 19, 2005
Paris airport is top hub for international connecting travel, study says. Paris is the top connecting hub for international travelers, according to a study published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The findings will help officials understand the flow of traffic and learn where more competition is needed. Researchers at Northwestern University conducted the study. May 24, 2005
Reno airport conducts disaster simulation drill. Officials at the Reno/Tahoe International Airport recently conducted "Operation Broken Propeller VI," a disaster simulation drill, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports. The airport must participate in a full-scale disaster drill every three years. Bodies were strewn strew
tr.v. strewed, strewn or strewed, strew·ing, strews
1. To spread here and there; scatter: strewing flowers down the aisle.
2. in a grassy field, airport police and fire fighters rushed to the scene and paramedics tended to volunteer victims. May 27, 2005
Sabre threatened by airline-backed startup G2 SwitchWorks. Sabre Holdings is facing challenges as airlines work to reduce ticket reservation fees, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Sabre runs the world's largest reservation system. Now airlines hope to move a large portion of their reservation business to startup G2 SwitchWorks. Sabre chief executive Sam Gilliland said the company will transform into a low-cost provider, but said, "We do believe we should get a premium from our product, based on our breadth, our reach and our relationships." May 9, 2005
Sabre to buy U.K. travel firm Lastminute.com for $1.1B. Sabre Holdings will purchase the U.K. travel company Lastminute.com for $1.1 billion. Sabre will combine Lastminute.com's operations with those of its Travelocity Europe unit. Lastminute.com officials said they will consider all offers, as it is possible other companies would place competing bids. May 12, 2005
Travelocity creates customer bill of rights, will provide live agents. Travelocity has created a customer bill of rights that includes working with suppliers to correct problems, Air Transport World reports. For example, it will work with a hotel if a reservation is lost or if the hotel is overbooked overbooked
See oversubscribed. . The travel site will also provide telephone numbers so travelers can reach live agents. May 3, 2005
United may build up international service at Denver hub. United Airlines may add international flights to London and Tokyo from its Denver hub within the next four years, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reports. Denver has been trying to attract international flights and offers marketing incentives for airlines that launch new flights to certain foreign destinations. United asks fliers to fax statements: United Airlines is giving some of its frequent-flier customers miles for faxing in frequent-flier statements from competing airlines, the Wall Street Journal reports. Each statement faxed in is worth 2,000 United miles. United said it will use the information to learn where its customers are flying. May 27, 2005
Travelers prepare for possible United strike: Some travelers are afraid a possible strike at United Airlines could interrupt their travel plans, the Associated Press reports. However, travel agents say their customers are not alarmed and continue to book tickets on the airline. May 13, 2005
Possible strike at United worries some summer travelers: The possibility of summer strikes at United Airlines has some travelers worried, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reports. Some travelers are purchasing tickets on competing carriers or making backup plans. Some of the airline's labor groups have threatened to strike if the bankrupt airline is allowed to cut its pension plans. May 9, 2005
United may scrap automated luggage system in Denver. United Airlines is testing new ways to move luggage at Denver International Airport This article is about Denver International Airport. For other uses, see KDEN (disambiguation).
Denver International Airport (IATA: DEN, ICAO: KDEN, FAA LID: DEN), often called DIA , the Denver Rocky Mountain News reports. The airline may permanently replace its $250 million automated baggage system because it is expensive and works poorly. May 4, 2005
US Airways to further shrink Pittsburgh operations: US Airways will cut 15 more flights out of Pittsburgh International Airport “PIT” redirects here. For other uses, see PIT (disambiguation).
Pittsburgh International Airport (IATA: PIT, ICAO: KPIT, FAA LID: PIT , the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The cuts will start on Aug. 21. After the cuts, the airline will operate 221 daily flights in Pittsburgh, which was once a major hub for the carrier. May 25, 2005
Airlines could bid for parts of US Airways, analysts say. Other airlines may soon offer to buy parts of US Airways, such as takeoff and landing spots in Washington, D.C., and New York, the Charlotte Observer reported. American Airlines has said it is always examining new opportunities in the market, the Dallas Morning News reported. Meanwhile, discounter Southwest Airlines says it doesn't see the merged carrier as a large threat, airline executives said. May 25, 2005