Winging It Archive: September, 2008

Airline crews fly through security

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The Chicago Tribune reported on a security development, using biometric technology to speed up airport checkpoints for airline crews -- yes,... Read more

Oil prices down means good, bad news

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Oil prices plunged this morning, something that we would normally celebrate as helpful to air and road travelers. But the reason for the decline... Read more

The column: Travel, economy closely linked

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This morning's Wingint It column looks at the close ties between economic recovery and travel. Read it all here. Read more

Progress on the travel-promotion front

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Last week's Winging It column reported on efforts by the travel industry to find funding to promote the United States better to foreign visitors... Read more

The column: Is business travel actually fun?

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Business travel, to many people who do it regularly, isn't the dreary chore we usually think it is. Winging It took a look at surveys that landed... Read more

Oil back over $100 a barrel

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Airlines may be over a barrel again themselves with oil futures rising again on economic worries. Read more here. Read more

Airport news: Media companies use them to extend brands

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Philadelphia air tavelers may not be surprised by this story but more media companies are opening stores in airports as a way to extend their... Read more

United could face losses on fuel contracts

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United Airlines, like all carriers that bet on oil prices continuing to rise, now faces the flip-side of the coin -- falling prices that could... Read more