Insight Newsletter - December 2013
Using Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) Onboard Flights
As most frequent travelers probably know by now, effective October 31, 2013, the FAA has determined that airlines can safely expand passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight. There is understandably some confusion over what exactly this means to the traveler.
Welcome to San Diego International Airport (SAN)
San Diego International Airport (also known as Lindbergh Field
) is located three miles northwest of downtown San Diego and is the busiest single runway
commercial airport in the U.S.
Expansion and enhancements at Terminal Two, completed in August 2013, include: 10 additional gates on the west side of the terminal, a two-level roadway separating arriving and departing passengers, additional security lanes and an expanded concession area.
Star Alliance Lounge Opens at LAX
If you’re flying out of Tom Bradley International Terminal on a Star Alliance carrier you may want to check out the new Star Alliance lounge. Opened on October 1, 2013, this 18,000 square foot, contemporary lounge is available to select passengers.
Business Class and Star Alliance Gold status holders are eligible to use the main lounge, while First Class passengers are welcome to use an exclusive First Class area.
The lounge accommodates almost 400 passengers in a variety of unique settings. Relax in the California sunshine by a waterfall on the outdoor terrace or catch up on some work inside as you wait. You’ll find high-speed Wi-Fi, printing, fax and copy services available and almost every seat has a power and USB point. Tablet computers can be borrowed upon request.
Watch TV in the media room, read a book in the library or freshen up in one of the eight shower rooms – there are plenty of options to pass the time. You can also enjoy a bite at the well-equipped café area where you’ll find complimentary hot and cold snacks. Complimentary beverages are served at bars throughout the lounge.
The lounge is located on Level 6, after security and is available only to Star Alliance passengers departing from this terminal.
It’s so difficult to fit in a run while traveling. Long hours and unfamiliar terrain are often deterrents. Don’t let your travel schedule or the cold weather keep you from your running routine.
WalkJogRun is a handy app that allows you to create your running route or use a member created route (which is ideal if you’re in an unfamiliar city). With almost two million routes to choose from, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll find one that suits your needs.
Its accurate GPS tracking allows you to monitor your progress every step of the way and you have the ability to log your workouts and analyze your training by activity, by year, by month or by week. The app also includes 23 free training plans.
This app can help with the route…but you’re on your own to find a warm running outfit!
Available for $4.99 on iTunes.