Executive Travel Magazine

March/April 2008


From check–in to the gate, airports can be business travelers' best friends—or most formidable foes.

Why are airports all so different? We spend a good portion of our lives in these enormous facilities and know their public spaces intimately. But what goes on behind the scenes? In this issue, Los Angeles International (LAX) serves as a case study to help us understand how airports work. We explore the relationships between the stakeholders: airport management, airlines and port authorities/municipalities. We also look at a forgotten stepchild of the airport: the runway. Runways play a crucial role in aviation safety, and technological advances have resulted in some fascinating upgrades.

A case study of LAX reveals a set of complex airport relationships that make growth challenging. To say the least.
Heliskiing offers a world of powder beneath a broad blue sky.
The FAA is testing new technology designed to reduce the risk of runway accidents at major U.S. airports.
Knowing how to handle the boundaries of the boardroom can transform it from a theater of war to an arena of professional triumph.
A revitalized neighborhood helps a Southern city rediscover its soul.
Canals and creative spirits share center stage in this historic business hub.
A new Web-based service collates all your trip details.
Online poker is amusement anytime, anywhere. But that's just part of the appeal.
Get out of the airport to dine. But not too far out.
A stopover or open-jaw itinerary gives you two or more trips for the award price of one. Here’s your game plan.
Assuming you wear a business suit and dress shoes on the plane, this perfectly packaged carry-on and shaving bag will help you breeze through security and last three days on the road.
Find your style of life and your style of leadership.
No matter how often you travel, it never hurts to review some travel advice from a reliable source.
Essential wireless gear for every traveler turns sitting in the airport into productive time.
Checking a bag at the curb isn't what it used to be-for the passenger or the skycap.
Continental will add Paris flights and more domestic flight out of Cleveland.
Carrier revamps economy cabins on long-haul models.
Robert Bernocco wrote a 384-page science fiction novel on his Nokia using the T9 typing system.
New Dutch group offers the best of both worlds by opening Citizen Hotel, where visitors can enjoy luxury at an affordable cost.
Nearly 50 percent of small business owners take only major holidays off - or nothing at all.
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