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Two Innovia APM100 trains operate at Airside 4 in Orlando (Photo: Ian McMurtry | AirlineGeeks)

A Look at America’s Airport Automated People Mover Addiction

If you have traveled across America, you have probably heard the calls for, “Welcome aboard the PlaneTrain” or, “This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer” at the beginning or end of your trip. These calls have come from automated people movers, or APMs, which create a way to rapidly move passengers across airport grounds. Originally marketed as a way to lure in passengers by removing the long walking distances, the equipment has become a mainstay in airport construction and taken on…

28 Passengers and a Fading Brand: The Legacy of Virgin…

Virgin America is, and always has been, unlike any other airline in the United States. They offer a degree of luxury overtakes any of the other American competition, while keeping prices affordable. I had been on the airline once before and had an image ingrained in my head that came with…

Alaska Airlines to Keep Virgin America Gates at Dallas Love…

Last week, Alaska Airlines confirmed that it plans to continue the operation of flights out of Dallas Love Field after its acquisition of Virgin America last year. As a part of the purchase, Alaska inherited Virgin America's two gates at the urban airport. Due to the Wright Amendment, Love Field…