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The Top Reader Advice for Surviving Extra-Long Flights - WSJ
By Adam Thompson
Aug. 21, 2018
I would also add that taking Melatonin - particularly when flying eastwards - can be very helpful in reseting your internal clock.
Always do serious exercise before a long flight, for me, 1.5 mile swim. Could be a big run for you, or walk, whatever is your thing. To get tired. to help sleep on plane. all other points good, limit alcohol, take a melatonin for sleep; time your meals to new time zone; you should skip a meal, better to arrive hungry. Get in sun as long as possible in new locale, and serious exercise again. and just know you're gonna be physically bad until you can recover. And last, business class or better if possible.
advice  airline_industry  airports  exercise  long-haul  melatonin  mens'_health  tips  travel 
august 2018 by jerryking
Is This the Start of Better Airport Shopping in the U.S.? - WSJ
By Scott McCartney
March 14, 2018

In the age of online shopping, retailers are finding that airports can take some of the sting out of declining mall traffic. Travelers have time to kill [JCK: "downtime"] and money to spend when they’re captive inside airport security. Major airports around the world, from Singapore to Dubai, London to Beijing, have essentially become shopping malls with gates.......Airports like duty-free shops because they get a cut of the revenue; luxury-goods makers like the chance to interact in person with shoppers; and customers like the convenience, savings and opportunity for capricious purchases.....“The variety is good,” he says. “I don’t know if the prices are good, but the convenience is.”

Name-brand cosmetics and perfumes especially can be cheaper at the airport, with special packages, quantities and, for some brands, unique products. Other items can be hit and miss.....Airport customer research showed a hunger for high-end retail catering to expense-account business travelers and vacationers dubbed “indulgent explorers,” who are willing to spend on unique items, especially local brands. .......Moët Hennessy, the Paris-based maker of Champagne and cognac, has a boutique in the Dallas duty-free store where it does tastings of rare editions—a spot of cognac before boarding. The unit of luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH sees airport retail as a chance to educate consumers about its brand. ....DFW's duty free mall store has no doors; travelers just wander through. Brands have their own areas, creating a boutique feel. There is some seating upstairs on an open, second level designed for events such as tastings, entertainment and parties that will lure curious passengers.

While online retailing has curtailed some airport retail business, companies say they are still seeing growth—stronger than other traditional venues like malls or Main Streets.
airports  brands  convenience  downtime  duty-free  glamour  high-end  luxury  LVMH  retailers  travel 
march 2018 by jerryking
Toronto’s Pearson airport plans massive transit hub - The Globe and Mail
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Friday, Jul. 14, 2017

The airport authority has been gradually building support for the idea of establishing Pearson as a second major transit hub – after Union Station – in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Regional mayors and the Ontario government announced their support for the idea at a news conference in April. In May, Pearson and 10 other airports announced the Southern Ontario Airport Network, which is based in part on shifting smaller regional air traffic away from Pearson as it focuses on larger international flights. Improved transit connections to Pearson are a key part of that plan.

The GTAA has estimated in January that the total cost of the project is at least $11.2-billion. The plan has six transit components, five of which involve extending existing or planned transit lines – such as the Eglinton LRT and Finch LRT – so that they connect to the airport. The most expensive aspect is a contribution to a high-speed rail line that would run from Union Station to the airport and on to Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, and possibly as far as Windsor.
airports  GTAA  transit  hubs  GTA  infrastructure  high-speed_rail  Pearson_International  YYZ  transportation  terminals  accessibility  Mississauga  Metrolinx  HSR 
july 2017 by jerryking
Ontario airports must accommodate traffic growth, study says - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Ontario  airports  GTAA  congestion  user_growth 
may 2017 by jerryking
Pearson airport hub a fitting project for Canada Infrastructure Bank: Metrolinx CEO - The Globe and Mail
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
Published Sunday, Apr. 09, 2017

In recent months, Pearson airport officials have been promoting a plan to raise billions for regional transit connections, including the possibility of a high-speed rail link through southwestern Ontario. A report that has not yet been released to the public estimates that private capital could help fund more than $12-billion worth of new transit, including a $6-billion high-speed rail line connecting Toronto and Windsor. One option to fund the projects would be to partially privatize the airport.

“What Pearson airport is proposing is a really important way to start to think about how do we build out the connectivity between Pearson, the rest of the transit and transportation network and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area,”
airports  Toronto  infrastructure  hubs  high-speed_rail  transit  transportation  Mississauga  Metrolinx  Pearson_International  GTAA  YYZ  travel  terminals  accessibility  southwestern_Ontario  HSR 
april 2017 by jerryking
Toronto's Pearson airport unveils early concept for transit hub - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2017

The proposal, which would be funded by the GTAA and has been estimated by them at $500-million, would involve a new and larger passenger processing terminal where travellers would be able to check in for flights and clear security. The plan also calls for new mixed-use commercial space, with room for retail, office space or hotels.

But the biggest change would be making Pearson more accessible to transit. Advocates call for it to become a sort of Union Station for the western side of city – albeit one that would serve far fewer people than the station downtown.....As envisioned, a transit hub would involve changing the Finch LRT, which is in its very early stages, from its current terminus at Humber College and extending it instead to the airport. It also requires that the proposed Eglinton West LRT be built to run to the airport. This has been proposed by Toronto but the project would need a substantial contribution by the city of Mississauga, which reacted unhappily to the idea.
airports  Pearson_International  GTAA  YYZ  travel  Toronto  transit  hubs  railways  terminals  accessibility  Mississauga 
february 2017 by jerryking
Tracking Traffic Over Toronto
Tracking Traffic Over Toronto

Where every lane's an HOV lane
airports  Pearson_International  flight_paths 
january 2017 by jerryking
iBeacons: A Marketer’s Dream or Consumer’s Nightmare? | WIRED
The iBeacons circumvent the expense of Wi-Fi and the inaccuracy of GPS targeting indoors, built into devices running iOS 7 or Android 4 or higher. They can be placed seemingly anywhere, including stores, hotels, stadiums, museums, amusement parks and airports, to guide people along their journey in real-time.

Smartphone adoption and mobile app usage provides marketers with an opportunity to engage consumers when they are near a branded location or point of interest using real-time location-specific targeting. ....Contextual relevancy is key. A grocery store shopper may seek a deal on an ingredient for a saved recipe in Epicurious, a traveler may prefer mobile check-in functionality, and a visitor to an amusement site like The World of Coca-Cola may enjoy custom frames and backdrops for family photos. While the possibilities for engagement are limitless, marketers must understand each step in the customer journey and provide contextually relevant functionality specific to the location.

For example, in April WWE used its mobile app and iBeacons to drive fan engagement at its biggest event, Wrestlemania. Fans at the New Orleans convention center could receive notifications about when and where their favorite wrestling stars would be available for autograph signings. App users benefitted from a spot in the line ahead of those not using the app.
Apple  Bluetooth  engagement  sports  contextual  Opt-In  iBeacons  indoors  hotels  stadiums  museums  amusement_parks  airports  location_based_services  customer_journey  customer_touchpoints 
may 2016 by jerryking
In an Age of Privilege, Not Everyone Is in the Same Boat - The New York Times

When top-dollar travelers switch planes in Atlanta, New York and other cities, Delta ferries them between terminals in a Porsche, what the airline calls a “surprise-and-delight service.” Last month, Walt Disney World began offering after-hours access to visitors who want to avoid the crowds. In other words, you basically get the Magic Kingdom to yourself.

When Royal Caribbean ships call at Labadee, the cruise line’s private resort in Haiti, elite guests get their own special beach club away from fellow travelers — an enclave within an enclave....From cruise ship operators and casinos to amusement parks and airlines, the rise of the 1 percent spells opportunity and profit.
income_inequality  social_classes  social_stratification  exclusivity  affluence  luxury  high_net_worth  The_One_Percent  caste_systems  travel  airline_industry  airports  concierge_services  enclaves  theme_parks  Disney  casinos  delighting_customers  top-tier  cruise_ships  Royal_Caribbean 
april 2016 by jerryking
Newark airport climbs on the 'Bandwagon' taxi sharing app |
By Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for
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on April 07, 2015 at 8:00 AM, updated April 07, 2015
ride_sharing  sharing_economy  Bandwagon  mobile_applications  taxis  airports 
april 2015 by jerryking
You can’t stop Ebola at airports - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 07 2014

Ebola is spread by direct contact with a sick person’s bodily fluids – meaning saliva, feces, urine, blood, vomit or semen....For the past 600 years, quarantine has been used with varying degrees of success, and it has an unhappy history. It raises myriad political, ethical and socioeconomic issues.

Quarantine derives from the Italian word quaranta (forty); its origins date back to 1348, when Venice ruled that ships must lay anchor for 40 days to avoid spread of the plague. (Forty days was arbitrary; it was inspired by the biblical 40 days of travails of Jesus.) Draconian measures didn’t stop the Black Plague, or smallpox, or tuberculosis or SARS or successive waves of pandemic influenza, and it won’t stop Ebola. Quarantine has some public health benefits, but it has been used, throughout history, to repress and stigmatize minorities, and to quash political dissent.

What works most effectively for quelling outbreaks of disease like Ebola is not quarantining huge populations, but isolating those who are sick and those in direct contact with them and at risk of infection....The lesson there is that disease containment requires swift, decisive action. It means focusing on the sick and those at high-risk.

Casting a too wide net, such as invoking travel bans and treating everyone who has travelled to or lives in West Africa as a modern-day Typhoid Mary, does not make us safer.

On the contrary, it only provides an illusion of security, and an excuse for prejudice to come bubbling to the surface.
Ebola  airports  Africa  public_health  travel  quarantines  André_Picard  dangers  false_confidence  viruses  illusions  embargoes  biblical  arbitrariness 
october 2014 by jerryking
Airport dining goes upscale: An eater’s guide to Pearson’s restaurant boom - The Globe and Mail
Mar. 07 2014| The Globe and Mail |CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH

Where to eat and drink at Pearson International Airport

Terminal 1 Departures


Boccone Trattoria Veloce. Order a pizza, a plate of the terrific spaghetti and meatballs, a salad, fried calamari and a few glasses of wine.


Boccone Pronto, for a pizza
Fetta, for an aged white cheddar and fig jam sandwich, a salad and a cocktail
Vinifera for a glass of interesting wine (the Kotsifali-Mandilaria is incredible).

Terminal 3 departures

Domestic and international:

Corso, for excellent pizza.

International only:

Vinifera, for a drink.
Acer, for noodles, pickled vegetables, some sushi and the grilled eel.
restaurants  restaurant_reviews  Chris_Nuttall-Smith  airports  Pearson_International  YYZ  travel  Toronto  retailers 
march 2014 by jerryking
Map: Future path of Toronto's air-rail link line
Nov. 02 2012 | The Globe and Mail | from Marcus Gee article.

Line between Pearson airport and Union Station will ease traffic congestion and help Toronto’s international reputation
mapping  airports  Toronto  transit  Marcus_Gee  Union_Station  UPX  Pearson_International  railways 
november 2012 by jerryking
Businessman Parlays Expertise to Help Others
Aug 1995 | Emerge | Ernest Holsendolph.

''I think that those at us who have been fortunate enough to gain the contacts should reach out to help true entrepreneurs with financing and the know-how to build significant businesses that can employ large numbers of people," Hill says. "I'm developing people and I can help by opening doors that no one elee can open"...."lf I were to come along today, l would get an MBA. I would aim for management and finance and I would be drawn to economic development -- especially ways to stimulate the urban ecunamy and help Black people be employed," Hill says. "I just don't believe there is any higher calling for a talented business person these days than to tackle the job of developing our communities."
African-Americans  trailblazers  retirement  Atlanta  entrepreneur  airports  actuarial_science  urban  economic_development 
june 2012 by jerryking
Where Germs Lurk on Planes -
DECEMBER 20, 2011
Where Germs Lurk on Planes
What to Do When Stuck at 30,000 Feet Next to Sneezers and Coughers
germs  viruses  flu_outbreaks  airports  mens'_health  airline_industry  travel  airlines  disease  safety  illness 
december 2011 by jerryking
Ways to deal with the tough customers
Nov. 24, 2011| The Financial Timesp12. | Michael Skapinker

The UK department of health and the Design Council have been looking at why these attacks happen and have discovered that experiences like mine are a common trigger: people think someone is jumping the queue or taking advantage of them.

The Design Council has now presented proposals on how to reduce hospital aggression through better management and design. As I listened to their online seminar I thought how much other organisations and businesses would benefit from similar thinking. It is not just violence that they could head off with better management and design, but irritation or simple customer disenchantment.
....Where had I recently read similar sentiments? On the Financial Times letters page - about immigration control at London's Heathrow airport. Ken Walsh, a US business traveller, was a typical complainant. "The queue for non-European Union citizens stretched around the corner, down the corridor and nearly to France," he wrote. "Meanwhile there was hardly anyone and frequently no one in the EU queue. There were three border control officers in that queue who were often standing around chatting."

When flights are delayed or trains cancelled, you see the same frustrations that you see in casualty departments: people are milling around, no one knows what is happening, the staff are nowhere to be seen or are doing something else.

That these are transport examples is no surprise. Like hospitals, they involve people making transitions when they are tired and stressed.

The hospital design consultants advise giving patients a better idea of what will happen to them at each stage, where they are in the system, and when their turn is likely to come. Smart phone apps could allow people to track progress. They suggest staff take notes about when frustration builds and what the pinch points are.
design  customer_experience  mobile_applications  queuing  hospitals  airports  frictions  stressful  pain_points 
november 2011 by jerryking
Eluding Germs on Planes -
OCTOBER 22, 2003 | WSJ | Jennifer Saranow.

When Ronald Primas arrives at the airport for a flight, he picks up his boarding pass and heads through security. He then pops a decongestant and gives himself a spritz of nasal spray. Dr. Primas, a travel-medicine specialist in New York, says his germ-fighting routine helps him avoid catching colds and sinus infections on planes.

Once buckled into his seat, he rubs his hands with an alcohol-based sanitizer such as Purell -- and avoids touching his head and neck area until his hands are de-germed.

Dr. Primas is more worried about germs being passed by another person -- someone coughing on him, for example -- than from inanimate objects such as blankets or pillows, which he uses freely. (Those items, he says, have usually been recently washed.) But just to be safe, when he goes to the bathroom, he uses a tissue to open the door, flush and turn on the faucet.
flu_outbreaks  airports  mens'_health  aircraft  airline_industry  airlines  travel  germs  disease  illness  sanitation 
november 2011 by jerryking
First class? Far too common -
August 19, 2011 10:07 pm
First class? Far too common
By Tom Robbins
high_net_worth  travel  luxury  United_Kingdom  airports  Heathrow 
august 2011 by jerryking
Pilot Lapses Suspected in Guyana Crash -

Pilot Lapses Suspected in Guyana Plane Crash
airline_industry  airports  Guyana  pilots 
august 2011 by jerryking
Air Canada Promotes Toronto as Transfer Point for U.S. Travelers -
MAY 3, 2011 | WSJ | By CAROLINE VAN HASSELT. Air Canada Tries New Approach
Carrier Is Pushing Toronto, Other Canadian Hubs as Transfer Points for U.S. Travelers
Air_Canada  airline_industry  airports  Pearson_International  YYZ  travel  Toronto 
may 2011 by jerryking
Aerotropolis: The Airport-Based Global City of Tomorrow -
FEBRUARY 26, 2011 | wsj | By GREG LINDSAY. From Dubai to
Chongqing to Honduras, the Silk Road of the future is taking shape in
urban developments based on airport hubs. Welcome to the world of the
'aerotropolis.' an amalgam of made-to-order office parks, convention
hotels, cargo complexes and even factories, which in some cases line the
runways. It is a pure node in a global network whose fast-moving
packets are people and goods instead of data. And it is the future of
the global city. ...The basic aim of an aerotropolis is to disrupt local
incumbents and monopolies using the long arm of air travel. It allows
Indian hospitals to entice American heart patients for top-notch surgery
at rock-bottom prices. It lets factories move out to the far reaches of
western China to manufacture the iPad for lower wages while absorbing
millions of urban migrants. Detroit's leaders are even building an
aerotropolis in a Hail Mary bid for Chinese investment.
airports  economic_development  design  industrial_policies  Dubai  globalization  logistics  Paul_Romer 
february 2011 by jerryking
Facing Budget Gaps, Cities Sell Parking, Airports, Zoos, Other Assets -
AUGUST 23, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN.

The privatization trend is being spurred by a cottage industry of consultants, lawyers and bankers. Allen & Overy, a New York law firm, dubs it "rescue investing" and recently provided investors a booklet on "jurisdictions of opportunity"—municipalities whose laws, budget woes and credit ratings make them most likely to make deals [jk: unexploited_resources ].

"More public-private partnerships for public infrastructure in the U.S. have reached commercial and financial close than during any comparable period in U.S. history," the booklet says.
airports  assets  austerity  cities  cottage_industries  cutbacks  deal-making  dealmakers  divestitures  entrepreneurial  fallen_angels  infrastructure  investors  law_firms  lawyers  municipalities  opportunities  opportunistic  parking_lots  pitches  PPP  privatization  prospectuses  rescue_investing  unexploited_resources  vulture_investing 
august 2010 by jerryking
Airlines Work to Catch Up to the Digital Age -
June 4, 2010 | New York Times | By JAD MOUAWAD. Airlines,
including American Airlines and Continental Airlines, have started
updating their systems. At its major hubs, including Dallas-Fort Worth,
American recently started using a technology called Yada — for “your
assistance delivered anywhere” — that allows its agents to promptly
rebook passengers on a different flight, advise on a gate change or
track down a lost bag. Travelers do not have to wait in line anymore.
airline_industry  travel  customer_service  airports  hubs  digital_strategies 
august 2010 by jerryking
Travelers Flock to India's Jewels
Oct 2007 | Far Eastern Economic Review Vol. 170, Iss. 8; pg.
57, 4 pgs | Neelima Mahajan. "...What has led to this sudden upsurge in
inbound tourism? Peter Kerkar, global chief executive officer with tour
operator Cox & Kings said: "While initially attributed to
fulfillment of pent-up demand post-9/11, this increase in numbers now
stands as the effects of India being seen as an emerging destination."
India's economic growth, a stable political climate and increased
destination knowledge has fueled this growth, he said. Many of these new
travelers to India are second- or third-time visitors who have
previously visited India on business trips..."
ProQuest  India  travel  tourism  luxury  hotels  airports  airline_industry 
march 2010 by jerryking
Staying Fit and Healthy on the Road -
DECEMBER 11, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by MICHELLE WU.
Yes. Taste is very linked to memories. Luxury today is not about
something expensive. Luxury is not this anymore, except maybe in Russia
or in China they are still on this. Luxury is an experience that will
enrich you. After having had this, you as a person are richer
spiritually and intellectually. So food helps you in being more rich in
the experience you have.
travel  luxury  healthy_lifestyles  diets  airports  airline_industry  exercise  fitness  experience 
december 2009 by jerryking

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