Wanted: Registered travelers

by Jon Surmacz on October 25, 2006

Wanted: Registered travelers — Ten of the USA’s busiest airports have asked the federal government if they can start Registered Traveler programs that would give pre-screened passengers a shortcut through security lines. (USA Today)

Boeing profit falls after Connexion charge — Boeing Co. on Wednesday said third-quarter profit fell as higher commercial jet sales were offset by a charge for closing its in-plane broadband Internet service. (Reuters)

Airbus locked in talks to sell planes to China — The head of European planemaker Airbus was locked in talks late on Wednesday to sell aircraft to China in time for a signing ceremony coinciding with a visit to Beijing by French President Jacques Chirac, officials said. (Reuters)

JetBlue reels in growth plans — JetBlue CEO David Neeleman said Tuesday that the New York City-based discounter’s flying capacity will grow 14% to 17% next year — aggressive for most carriers, but the slowest growth rate yet for JetBlue. (USA Today)

Northwest to start flying Boeing 787s in 2008 — Northwest Airlines said it plans to begin flying the new Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” in October 2008. The Minnesota-based carrier said last week that it has reached agreements with Boeing and engine maker Rolls-Royce for the delivery of 18 of the planes over three years. (AP)

Park official proposes ‘no child left inside’ program — Communities that serve as gateways to the nation’s national parks need to launch a “no child left inside” program to make children more comfortable with nature and encourage long-term support of wild places, Suzanne Lewis, the superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, proposed. (AP)

The hardest job in sports: Traveling Secretary? — The challenges of transporting, feeding and hoteling million-dollar athletes and more than 100 others at this time of year can be daunting. Take it from Bill Brown, traveling secretary for the Detroit Tigers. (USA Today)

Take the Clipper from Seattle to explore Victoria, B.C. — A blue haze crowns the Olympic Mountains as the Victoria Clipper plies Puget Sound, heading from Seattle to Victoria, on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. (AP)


Carrie Charney, Christopher Elliott, John Frenaye, Charles Leocha, Marge Purnell, Valerie Schneider, Mary Staley, Stephanus Surjaputra, Richard Wong.

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