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Benét J. Wilson

Benét, known as the Aviation Queen, is a senior editor at TPG who is best known for being an aviation journalist for 25-plus years. Her love affair with travel and aviation began at age 6, when her Air Force family moved from California to a military base outside of London. The family flew from JFK to London on a pretty new Pan Am 747. She was amazed when, in 1992, she got her first aviation journalism job.

My Latest Articles

How to cover your community’s TIGER grants

Have you noticed new transit projects like streetcars and bike lanes in your area? They may well be funded by federal TIGER grants. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER)

Would Americans use high-speed rail?

A new survey by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) — “High-Speed Rail in America 2015” — finds that if high-speed rail were available now, 63 percent of Americans would

North Dakota gets the next new airport

The city of Williston, North Dakota, has been awarded a $27 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to buy 1,540 acres of land for a

Story ideas in airport runway projects

Airport planners are always looking to the future to see how they can improve operations. But in the meantime, they have to keep their runways in good operating order. Three

Atlanta remains the world’s busiest airport

Ever had to change planes in Atlanta, and found yourself surrounded by fellow passengers? There’s a reason. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International remained the world’s busiest airport in 2014, handling 96 million

How Memphis recovered from de-hubbing

At its peak last decade, Memphis International Airport, a hub for Northwest Airlines, had nonstop service to nearly 100 destinations, with six to international markets. That added up to 300

The latest on airports as economic engines

Earlier this year, we gave you a snapshot of how airports in Ohio contribute to their local economies. Now, we’ve got some broader numbers on how aviation fuels the U.S.

Subscription boxes take off

Subscription services are the talk of the gourmet food industry. Customers sign up for a box that arrives on a regular basis, packed with ingredients, recipes and tools. They’ve been

Fall air fares may plummet

Summer is the busiest time of the year to travel. But if you can go this fall, you may just get a bargain. Hopper, the airfare predictor app, is forecasting

Big battle over open skies

The battle lines have been drawn in a showdown between the Big Three U.S. airlines —  American, Delta and United — and the Big Three Middle East carriers — Etihad, Emirates

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