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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 27
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 27

New York City is spared. After shutting down roads to non-emergency vehicles and closing subways, NYC ended up only receiving a light sprinkling of snow come Monday morning. Eastern Long Island wasn’t as lucky, as parts of Suffolk County received more than 18 inches of snowfall. As of 7:30 a.m. EST, travel bans across most […]

Across America, giving airports an upgrade
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Across America, giving airports an upgrade

Have you been to your local airport lately? All across the U.S., airports such Detroit Metropolitan, New York’s JFK International, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and San Francisco International, have spent billions on overhauls. They’ve added new and upgraded terminals,  runway improvements and other infrastructure projects. But that doesn’t seem to be the norm among American airports. […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 26
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 26

Let it snow. The Northeast is preparing for what could be record snowfall on Monday. Airlines preemptively canceled more than 2,000 flights, according to FlightAware, as airports in New York and Boston expect to see blizzard conditions in the storm, said USA Today. Another 2,000 flights are already canceled for Tuesday, FlightAware said. The National […]

Airlines find the money with ancillary revenues
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Airlines find the money with ancillary revenues

Aviation consultancy Oliver Wyman this month released a major new report, Airline Economic Analysis. The report is chock full of data and observations about airline costs, revenues, margins, capacity and global trends for both network carriers — traditional airlines like American and United — and value airlines, like Spirit and JetBlue. What I found most […]

Airport construction generates revenue, jobs
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Airport construction generates revenue, jobs

U.S. airports currently are working on nearly $80 billion in construction projects, according to the Centre for Aviation’s (CAPA) Airport Construction and Capex database.  The report notes that airports around the world spent $385 billion in 2013-14. While there were no new airports built in the U.S. during the CAPA report’s timeframe, facilities were spending […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 22
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 22

Hitting the roads with cheap gas. AAA’s winter holiday travel season officially starts Tuesday, and motorists are hitting the road with the gift of cheap gasoline. GasBuddy says 24 states now have stations where gasoline is selling for less than $2 a gallon, according to NPR. The average national price for a gallon of unleaded […]

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 […]