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December 26, 2012
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  • TSA agents handle increased holiday traffic
    The Transportation Security Administration has to screen even more bags during the holidays, when planes carry about 15% more luggage. "All year long we get crazy items that come through the security checkpoints," said Nico Melendez, a TSA spokesman. "The challenge is the number of people coming through the checkpoints and all the stuff they bring." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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  Trends & Technology 
  • IFE, meet the tablet
    IPads -- and tablets in general -- may very well be the next big thing when it comes to in-flight entertainment. OpenSkies airline, El Al Airlines and American Airlines distribute tablets on some flights so travelers can enjoy on-demand programming. Other airlines are leveraging Wi-Fi technology to let customers stream content on their own mobile devices. USA Today (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Airport Ops Spotlight 
  • Art matters at Atlanta airport
    The Mammatus sculpture at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is an example of how travel hubs are embracing art, Jenny Jarvie writes. Atlanta's international terminal has received more than $5 million worth of art during 2012, and the airport plans a $4.3 million underground virtual forest that links concourses. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chicago officials continue to examine Midway lease possibilities
    City officials are exploring possible lease structures as a deadline to keep Chicago's Midway Airport qualified for a Federal Aviation Administration pilot program approaches. "I am exploring all options on behalf of taxpayers, and I have made it clear I will only consider moving forward if certain conditions and criteria are met," said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement. The leasing plan has won approval from Southwest Airlines, and officials anticipate qualified bidders in early 2013. Reuters (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy & Regulatory 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Construction Manager/Assitant DirectorGrand Junction Regional AirportUS - Grand Junction, Colorado
MANAGER, DIVISION OF UTILITIES - PROGRAM MANAGER IVMARYLAND AVIATION ADMINISTRATIONUS - BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL THURGOOD MARSHALL AIRPORT
Civil EngineerMetropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityWashington, DC
Director ofHuman ResourcesReno-Tahoe Airport AuthorityReno, NV
Airport Operations ManagerCity of Battle CreekBattle Creek, MI
Project Director - Senior Airport ArchitectHillsborough County Aviation AuthorityTampa, FL
FirefighterFlathead Municipal Airport AuthorityKalispell, MT
Airport Operations AgentCity of Kansas City, Missouri Aviation DepartmentKansas City, MO
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