THE NEW FORTY Do you know the way to San Jose?
One of Dionne Warwick's best known hits is the song Do You Know the Way to San Jose? from the movie Valley of the Dolls. My question today as I sat in San Jose's Mineta International Airport was, "Do ... Posted on 3/17/12 at 6:34 PM
BISMARCK — Managers at dozens of small airports have expressed outrage at federal officials for hauling new full-body scanners away from their facilities and sending them to large hubs that haven’t yet upgraded older machines criticized for showing too much anatomy.
BISMARCK — Small western North Dakota airfields built decades ago for crop sprayers and single-engine planes are now supporting sleek business jets and freight- and personnel-laden turboprops that have descended on towns with the rise in oil activity.
BISMARCK (AP) — Airports in western North Dakota’s booming oil patch are setting new passenger boarding records nearly every month and need tens of millions of dollars to invest in terminals, parking and runway upgrades, the state’s aeronautics commissioner said.
On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas without a single passenger on board. And the federal government pays them to do it.
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