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Airlines try to save time with speedier boarding process

...speeding up a part of flying that creates delays even before the plane leaves the gate: the boarding process.This summer travel season, Delta plans to preload carry-on bags above passengers' seats on some flights. Southwest wants to get families...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/airlines-try-save-time-speedier-boar
Regional News
Alaska Airlines to maintain essential service in SE

...flights to Cordova, Yakutat, Petersburg and Wrangell, and daily seasonal flights to Gustavus during the peak summer travel season in June and August.The EAS renewal comes as the other major method of transportation to Southeast communities...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-26/alaska-airlines-maintain-essential-serv
Local
Kenai health center on alert for measles

...Health Center Nurse Manager Charlie Barrows said Alaskans should be aware of the virus, especially during the summer travel season."We don't want to frighten people, but with tourist season, people come from all over the place," Barrows...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-12/kenai-health-center-alert-measles
State
Gas prices take a hefty jump, likely will go higher

...what the upper end on this is going to be," he said. "I could see it lasting clear through Labor Day and the summer travel season. That's a traditional thing. In the lower 48, everyone is traveling, driving." Baker pinned the recent...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051704/loc_Gassy.shtml
News
My Turn: Keeping to schedule creates 'fast' ferries

...there will be only two trips out of Prince Rupert during the winter months and as few as four a week during the summer travel season. Ships will be laid up longer, meaning fewer months of work for the crews. Lawmakers cite a reduction in traffic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051902/opi_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...be in for a long wait. Prices that now average $1.41 a gallon in the United States could stay high into the summer travel season. Some analysts even predict pump prices up to $1.60 and $1.70 per gallon before the problem eases. In a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021600/Loc_gas.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Seattle, seeking a court order to end the alleged slowdown. Since the summer travel season hasn't yet begun and planes are currently running only about 60 percent full, the airline has said it has been...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051299/Loc_akair.shtml
Lawmakers may restore $88 million in cuts

...Transportation officials are considering several steps to avert a shutdown, which would come during the most profitable summer travel season, Briggs said. "The worst case scenario is we tie up the vessels for an extended period of time, but I'm not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013004/sta_cuts.shtml
News
Missed flights due to delays in security lines at Sea-Tac

...because of waits of more than an hour in security lines, airline spokeswoman Marianne Lindsey said Thursday."Summer travel season is on," she said.The airline is sending text messages to travelers advising them to prepare for an hour at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-13/missed-flights-due-delays-security-line
State
Government to test risk-based airport screening

...common sense when it screens all passengers at airports in the same manner. The change comes amid a typically busy summer travel season and on the heels of a public outcry over TSA screeners giving enhanced pat-downs to children and the elderly...

http://juneauempire.com/eileen-sullivan/2011-07-14/government-test-risk-based-ai

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