Executive Travel Magazine

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March/April 2013

What Aviation Insiders Know

In this issue of Executive Travel—our annual exploration of what’s new in air travel—we bring you true insider access to experts in multiple facets of aviation. Four colorful personalities from the industry’s inner circle give us their perspectives on:

The airline industry and the impact of new aircraft and increased competition.

Loyalty programs and what’s ahead for miles and points.

The ups and downs of inflight service today.

Challenges airports face in planning routes and innovations in amenities.

Aviation is at the heart of business travel, and this guide will put you in the inner circle too.

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Knowing what pilots know about turbulence can sooth nerves when flights hit bumpy air.

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Thanks to Windows 8, these tablet/laptop hybrids do double duty.

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Meetings with a focused agenda and attendees flying in may benefit from an airport venue.

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Add color to your next trip when you pack a pair of binoculars and these birding tips.

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These vacations deepen family ties across the generations.

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Using wise practices in uncertain, changing environments can make all the difference.

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Loyalty programs increasingly punish frequent flyers for booking at third-party sites.

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The restaurant community in Nashville is as hot as the music.

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Replace your carry-on essentials with these featherweights, engineered to lighten the load.

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A long flight layover doesn’t have to mean disrupting your work schedule. Thanks to these lounges, business travelers can still get down to business en route.

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Rail journeys that let you take in the Taj Mahal, the Canadian Rockies, the Australian outback and more.

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With compression systems, built-in laundry chutes and even audio speakers, today’s best carry-on bags are great multitaskers.

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Four aviation insiders show us their work and their worlds.

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The entrepreneurial airline CEO discusses the challenges of transforming Norwegian from an air shuttle service into a full-blown—and hot—low-cost airline.

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The director of Chicago’s airports speaks about challenges airports face ahead, as well as forward-thinking initiatives at O’Hare and Midway: From courting airlines to installing an aeroponic garden.

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This flight attendant and author shares her perspectives about change up in the air, and ways savvy passengers can make the best of it.

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This real-life road warrior explains the big changes—positive and negative—that are rippling through airline loyalty programs today.

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Sun salutations on the Riveria Maya, Canadian mountain hikes, Costa Rica surf camps: These getaways take the drudgery out of getting fit.

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Azamara Club Cruises’ chief executive Larry Pimentel gives an appreciative, worldly view of Miami.

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Unlock the secrets of great remote meetings with these seven steps.

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