Monday, October 20, 2014
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Airport, travel stories we failed to get to, until now

The Wing Man had another hectic week and let slip the posting of several articles and other bits of information that relate to PHL and travel. So Monday's column is now done and there's time to catch up.

Airport, travel stories we failed to get to, until now

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The Wing Man had another hectic week and let slip the posting of several articles and other bits of information that relate to PHL and travel. So Monday's column is now  done and there's time to catch up.

On Tuesday, the Inquirer's Linda Loyd reported that Philadelphia held its own last year, and even moved up one notch, in the number of international visitors who came to town. Those are the folks the hospitality business loves because they tend to stay longer and spend more money than domestic travelers. Over the last eight years, Philly has moved up in rankings for visitors from abroad, from No. 21 of all U.S. destinations to No. 11 last year.  Read more here. 

Item 2: US Airways this week started its nonstop service between PHL and Oslo, Norway. Details about the service can be found in a US Airways news release. The new service is in addition to nonstops between PHL and Birmingham, England, that were launched last week.

And we've learned where Delta's ticket counters and gates will be at the airport once the airline completes its merger with Northwest. Sometime this fall, Delta will have five gates in Terminal D, in space now used by AirTran, which will move to Terminal E. Delta now operates in A-East, a domestic and international concourse. 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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