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Airports Are Improving The Passenger Pick Up Experience

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When grandma is flying in for a special occasion, you'll find a spot in the airport's short-term parking garage, go into the terminal and wait where you'll be sure to see her when she exits the secure area. But if it's "just" a friend coming in for the weekend or a spouse coming home from a quick business trip, these days you're likely to wait in your...

American Airlines Debutes It’s New, Modern Look

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It's a new year and a fresh new look for American Airlines as the company today unveils a new logo and exterior for its planes, including the already delivered Flagship Boeing 777-300ER aircraft set to fly on Jan. 31.  In addition, American plans to continue taking delivery of new planes this year as part of its historic orders for 550 new aircraft. ...

United Is Launching A New Baggage Delivery Service

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United Airlines today launched a new baggage delivery option, enabling customers to have their checked bags delivered directly to their final destinations – within 100 miles of their arrival airports – and skip baggage claim upon arrival. Baggage delivery by BagsVIP will initially be available to customers departing from any domestic airport and...

An Aiport in Birmingham Could Be Named After Ozzy Osbourne

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There's an effort underway to rename the UK's Birmingham International Airport after Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne. The man behind the effort is Big Bear Music boss Jim Simpson, who discovered the heavy metal band. If he has his way, travelers will be flying in and out of Ozzy Osbourne International Airport. Osbourne, who recounted his battle...

Boeing Becomes No. 1 Airplane Maker in 2012

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Boeing is ending 2012 on a high note. For the first time in a decade, the Seattle-based company is ending the year as the world's No. 1 airplane manufacturer, outselling and delivering more jets than its closest competitor, the French company Airbus, the Seattle Times reports. Boeing's tally for commercial jet deliveries this year is 585. It's the...

IPads, The Next Revolution For In-Flight Entertainment

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United Airlines and British Airways have started a new craze with their in flight entertainment. "Their at-seat entertainment systems with movies, TV shows, music and games make even the longest flight bearable," according to Paul Tamburelli, an international traveler. His least favorite option is on American Airlines' MD-80 aircraft "with nothing...

Belting vs. Belts

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What is the difference between the terminology of “belting” and “belts” in the baggage conveyor industry?  Since the terms seem to mean the same, one must understand the difference implied by the slight difference in wording. “Belting” refers to the flat, moving surface driven by the drive pulleys, and spans the width and length of the...

Four Airline Mergers In Ten Years Haven’t Raised Fares

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The mergers that have swept the U.S. airline industry in the last decade may not have been as bad for passengers as some travel watchers predicted.According to a new report by professional services firm PwC US, who analyzed the effect that consolidation has had on domestic fares, competition and airline performance, the mergers have not raised fares. There...

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