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produced food and merchandise to bring along on your trip.
That's what you'll do through check-in and security, thanks to our shorter lines. (We get you
from car to gate 40% faster, in fact). My, oh, my, what a wonderful day!
Wanna go on a great trip? Follow Kristie's many quirky journeys and jaunts inside and outside of the airline industry.
Posted on 06/26/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
Ok folks, I am back from Pittsburgh ready to report on my trip. First, the Hilton Downtown is an utter mess. Literally every floor is under construction. Elizabeth wondered why the front desk staff didn't issue a respirator to every gust upon check-in. That would have certainly helped minimize the dust in my lungs upon checkout.
Anyway, the rest of the conference was wonderful. We were able to hook up with 12 airlines and chat up CAK and Cleveland+. I got a little good...
Posted on 06/23/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
I am in Pittsburgh, PA, today. Did you know that that this fine city was home to Mr. Roger's Neighborhood? I didn't until Mr. Feely made a call on our group this morning. He brought a couple of his puppets too. It was a bit of a trip down memory lane…but I didn't sing the theme song (many around me did).
Well anyway, I'm not in Pittsburgh to learn about its former celebrities; I'm here with Elizabeth at the annual ACI-NA JumpStart conference....
Posted on 06/13/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
Wow, have the airlines been making the news or what? The latest announcement that impacts Cleveland+/ Northeastern Ohio is of course, Continental Airlines' recent cut back in service to their Cleveland Hopkins hub.
Before I go into that, let me just say that the entire airline industry (and therefore airports and communities too) is hugely impacted by soaring oil/ fuel prices. Many industry pundits have said that this could be worse and last longer than the 9/11 tragedy that also shocked the industry. The...
Posted on 05/23/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
Whew! I am finally close to being caught up after a 2 ½ day trip to the AAA Annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida.
I was recently appointed to the board of directors of our local Summit county/ Akron AAA- a 110,000 member club with great staff and dynamic board. I wanted to go to the Annual Meeting so I could get to know lots of travel folks from throughout the country (and world actually- I've been invited to the AAA- Australia...
Posted on 05/06/2008 by Kristie VanAuken
Ok, you will have to forgive me for a full two week hiatus here. I've had a bit of writers block lately. It feels like things in the airline industry are just happening at a dizzying pace. Fuel prices continue to climb, airline mergers are all the rage, and customers are feeling frustrated by more fees and less service. It is just chaotic. If oil reaches $200/ barrel as some folks predict, it is going to shake the industry even more. The shakeout will probably...
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