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December 18, 2012
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Takeoff 
  • Survey: Fliers peeved by lengthy security waits
    According to an International Air Transport Association survey, fliers are most frustrated by security line wait times and having to remove articles of clothing such as shoes and belts. Nearly 3 in 4 said they would share personal information with the government if it would expedite security checks. The Economic Times (India) (12/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
The Smarter Traveler 
  • 11 ways small businesses can skip big prices for business travel
    Travel early in the year, use alternate airports and shop prices on the Internet. They're just three of the 11 money-saving tips this feature rolls out for small businesses. "Business travel can be expensive, especially on a small-business budget, but I've got 11 tips to save you money," Rhonda Abrams writes. USA Today (12/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • No-wrinkle garment bag is no gimmick, reviewer says
    It looks like a tube and sounds like a gimmick, but the SkyRoll garment bag is all business when it comes to keeping your packed clothing crisp and free of wrinkles. "It works. Like a charm. My clothes have never traveled this wrinkle free," Larry Olmsted writes. Forbes (12/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Refuel and Refresh 
  • LAX airport restaurant will serve caviar, champagne
    Petrossian, a luxury restaurant with locations in New York and in West Hollywood, Calif., will make its home at Los Angeles International Airport in the "near future" with a caviar and champagne bar, this feature says. The addition is part of a $4.1 billion makeover at the travel hub. Last week, the Virgin America Loft lounge came to LAX airport with a red-and-purple lighting motif, modern seating, snacks and a drink menu with cleverly named cocktails. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (12/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Airlines raising the bar on specialty drinks
    Airlines are launching specialty drinks, wines and beer as a way to drive more revenue and help out frazzled fliers. Delta offers "Sky Breeze," a mix of vodka, Fresca and a splash of cranberry-apple juice, and others are serving up signature cocktails. Passengers on Virgin America will soon be able to buy drinks for a fellow flier using the IFE system. The Philadelphia Inquirer/The Associated Press (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Travel Pulse 
  • Would you share personal information with the government if it would get you through security lines more quickly?
Yes
No
I already do

SmartQuote 
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience."
--Robert Fulghum,
American author

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