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San Jose–A Future Ready City

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San Jose is the Capital of Silicon Valley and the country’s most future ready city (Dell) with the world’s largest concentration of technology expertise. Over 6,600 tech companies call San…

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Say Farewell to Virgin America

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The time has come to say goodbye to perhaps the hippest airline on the market. On March 22, Alaska Airlines announced its plan to eliminate the Virgin America brand, with an official termination to occur in 2019. Last year Alaska purchased Virgin for $2.6 billion. Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines vice president of marketing, remarks, “We…

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Electronic Devices Prohibited on Some Flights to the United States

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Passengers flying to the United States or United Kingdom from specific countries in the Middle East and North Africa will not be allowed to bring carry-on electronic devices larger than a standard-size smartphone, representatives from both countries announced this week. Citing “evaluated intelligence,” the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) stated in a press release…

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Record-Breaking 145 Million Travelers to Fly This Spring

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Apparently, now is the time to fly. Airlines for America has released impressive new predictions for the spring season—and they are breaking records. U.S. airlines expect 145 million passengers to fly around the world during the months of March and April. That number represents an increase of 4 percent from last year, which saw 140…

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Free Meals Make a Comeback on Domestic Flights

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American Airlines has proclaimed it will begin offering free meals for economy passengers on certain U.S. flights, sending a ripple of joy through budget-minded flyers everywhere. It wasn’t that long ago—just 15 years or so—that U.S. airlines routinely delivered free food. Indeed, airlines have a long and storied history of providing full meals to customers. Then, to…

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LAX Breaks Ground on $1.6 Billion Terminal

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Rendering courtesy of LAWA Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) broke ground on a $1.6 billion midfield passenger terminal Monday that will provide 12 aircraft gates, as well as lounges, retail stores, restaurants and a state-of-the-art baggage system. Midfield Satellite Concourse will be built just west of Tom Bradley International Terminal, which underwent a $2.1 billion renovation and…

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How to Avoid All Those Sneaky Airline Fees

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Sneaky airline fees have become so standard that it’s hard to call them “sneaky” anymore. The trouble, critics say, is that when you price out fares on websites like Priceline or Kayak, the cheapest flight often doesn’t disclose all those pesky little add-ons that would make the lowest price actually the more expensive option. “Upgrades” like a…

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Work Out on the Fly in Airport Gyms

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Arriving at a destination marks a midpoint of a trip, not the beginning. By then, travelers have already trekked to the airport, navigated security and maybe caught a connecting flight. Much of that time is spent passively, either sitting in one vehicle or waiting to board the next. Often, the best options for physical activity and…

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How Cheap Can Basic Economy Flights Get?

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Just how low will the most basic, and most restrictive, economy flights get? The answer depends on just how much you’re willing to give up to fly on the cheap. Just this week, American Airlines announced plans to offer so-called basic economy fare on select routes from airports in Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C. United made…

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U.S. Travel Association to Trump: Keep Open Skies

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The U.S. Travel Association sent a message on Thursday urging the Trump administration to preserve the nation’s Open Skies aviation agreements. One good reason: The agreements align with President Trump’s economic goals. The Open Skies policy reduces government interference in air travel. The association said American, Delta and United airlines have petitioned the government to…

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