No Flying High: Colorado Airports Prohibit Marijuana Possession

Bringing a bottle of cabernet back home is a routine part of meetings in wine country, but don’t try the same trick with cannabis in Colorado. Legal sales of marijuana began last week in the state, but airports there are enacting policies that ban possession of the drug anywhere on their property. While the ballot…

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Smart Tips: Flying High

Sometimes, heading to a meeting can feel like a scene from Up in the Air, with bags carefully packed to ensure a speedy process through security and carry-on luggage perfectly sized to fit inside overhead bins. Yet for all the flying meeting planners do, many remain unsure about the best ways to accumulate and capitalize…

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Flying High

Fleet Week is a San Francisco institution that has been going on for many years. The city is bustling with locals, visitors and patriots coming to see the ships, planes and members of the U.S. Navy. This past weekend, Fleet Week was as energetic as ever, and this San Francisco native got to experience the…

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View From Vegas: Flying High

PLANET HOLLYWOOD Most recent developments along the Las Vegas Strip have entailed demolishing an existing (if timeworn) property to make way for The Next Big Thing. But the latest new hotel has sprung up out of the old without ever closing for business. As of this September, the old Aladdin will have officially completed its…

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High-Tech Flying

July 7, 2009Alaska Airlines will launch daily service between two bastions of technology, San Jose, Calif. and Austin, Texas, starting on September 2. Alaska will also add daily flights between Austin and tech-savvy Seattle on August 3.alaskaair.com

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Flying Well

A good flight begins with a healthy you My younger brother had open-heart surgery. It came as a complete surprise. Not long ago, he collapsed on his daily, 5-mile walk in his Maryland neighborhood and was turning blue when the EMS crew arrived at the scene. When he awoke, he was in the hospital. The…

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eco-friendly tips for flying

8 Eco-Friendly Tips for Flying

Air travel is indisputably damaging the environment. The New York Times reports that one round trip from California to New York generates around 20 percent of the greenhouse gas your car will emit during a year. Additionally, the aviation industry is responsible for 11 percent of all U.S. transportation-related emissions. Working in the meeting and…

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New Consumer Rankings give high Marks to Southwest, JetBlue

Planning a trip that involves flying? If a good experience is important, the 2015 Temkin Experience Ratings, an annual ranking of the airline industry, suggests you fly Southwest Airlines or JetBlue. Gregory Karp of the Chicago Tribune reports that the survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers gave JetBlue a rating of 75 percent, followed by Southwest…

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Alaska Air Commits to Flying Solo

May 16, 2011 With recent news of the AirTran and Southwest merger, and constant chatter of airline consolidation, Bill Ayer of Alaska Airlines has announced plans to remain independent.  Alaska Airlines has survived this economically trying decade without threats of merging or bankruptcy.  Although there has been speculation that the airline is too small to…

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Saddle Flying to Save Money?

SkyRider unveiled a new kind of airplane seating earlier this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Long Beach, Calif. Designed by the Italian company Aviointeriors, the angled seats look like sloping horse saddles with arm rests. Passengers would rest in a position that’s halfway between sitting and standing. While most U.S. economy seats currently…

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