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Get your vitamin D
Sun, glorious sun! Good for your health, good for your spirits, and a good deal of the bright stuff is found throughout our open, airy, cheerful concourse!
Who needs peanuts? You have Amish Granola!
At the CAK Marketplace, you'll find all sorts of unique, locally
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 10/08/2010 by Kristie VanAuken
The email arrived in my inbox at about 7:05 a.m. The subject line read: AirTran Airways agrees to Acquisition by Southwest Airlines. Long pause. Re-read headline. Catch my breath. Call my boss.
That was the early sequence of events on Monday, September 27, 2010. I don't think I will ever forget that morning; that feeling. You see, we've spent the last 14 years in the trenches with AirTran. Together, we built an amazing partnership, amazing airline service for our community, and an amazing...
Posted on 08/31/2010 by Kristie VanAuken
Many of you have had a chance to view our newest campaign- Airport Intervention. I just love it when creative minds, in this case Dave Derby and Randy DeMusey, dream up concepts that test the status quo and get us to think in different ways about a brand- in this case ours.
I also love our Punchy Clown. He is adorable but a bit silly and over the top. Well, you have to think out of the box these days to cut through...
Posted on 07/16/2010 by Kristie VanAuken
So, the other day I was at a meeting with a local school administrator and the marketing manager of a large employer in our hometown city, Green, Ohio. They were chatting about which one of them- the school system or the large service provider- was the largest employer in Green. Immediately (those of you who know me know that I simply can't keep quiet if I know that an important fact is missing from the conversation), I said "wait a second, the airport is...
Posted on 06/23/2010 by Kristie VanAuken
135,100. That is a dang good number. Why? That's how many passengers came and went through CAK this May.We trounced our 2006 record by nearly 10,000!
Now, I don't want to spend too much time bragging because the credit for our growth goes to our customers and to our airline partners.
A number of our customers are experiencing CAK for the first-time. We love to hear from them because many times they have discarded their regular travel habits to...
Posted on 05/19/2010 by Kristie VanAuken
It was hardly a surprise when Glen Tilton and Jeff Smisek announced that the two airlines were engaged to be wed; to become one; to live United. A variety of industry conditions have made this marriage (or other pairings) fairly easy to predict. For one, major airlines CEOs like Glen Tilton and Doug Parker have been espousing the virtues of consolidation since 2001. In the global airline market, their thinking is "bigger is better."
For those of us who remember the...
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