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November 2010   




Enter the airport's YouTube contest and win a Florida vacation!
Daydreaming about a Florida vacation? Create your own video, enter it in our Show us your favorite things @ IND contest, and you could win a free trip to Orlando or Tampa! Be fun, be original, and show us in three-minutes-or-less what YOU like best about Indianapolis International. The grand prize is free roundtrip airfare for two courtesy of Southwest Airlines and free lodging courtesy of Ambassadair. Two runners-up will each receive a free flip camcorder. Hurry! Entries must be uploaded by midnight December 1.


Santa makes stop at IND on Saturday, Nov. 27 SantaPhotoSized
Santa will take a break from the hustle-and-bustle at the North Pole to visit IND from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27. Free, family-friendly activities will be available. Parking is free for those who register to win tickets for attractions like the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. See you there!


Higher fares, full planes, and few empty seats this Thanksgiving
If you are one of the estimated 40 million people expected to fly during the holidays, you may be tempted to blame the Grinch for higher airfares and full planes with few empty seats. Our advice? Book your Thanksgiving and other holiday travel soon to get the best fares and a seat on the flight you want. According to travel experts, 2010 fares are 20-30 percent higher than 2009 rates. Airlines have continued to cut seat capacity in 2010, leading to a decline of about 15 percent since 2008.


AircraftWe did it again! Safety is top priority at IND
For the 11th consecutive year, Indianapolis International passed a rigorous, three-day Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspection with no discrepancies. Our long-standing record of successful inspections is one that few U.S. airports can match.


Perspectives by two business leaders on future airport development
What does the future hold for continued development at
Indianapolis International? Robert Palmer, the top FedEx executive in Indianapolis, discusses how businesses and consumers are adapting to a rapidly changing global economy. For cargo distribution, that means businesses want their products to be delivered closer to the consumers
who will ultimately purchase them. Keith Bucklew, director of freight mobility for the Indiana Department of Transportation, shares his views about the potential of IND as a multimodal transportation hub. He cites the increasing utilization of airports in the U.S. and abroad for moving people and consumer goods by air, road, and rail, noting IND offers "untapped potential" for this purpose.

TSA Secure Flight requirements took effect November 1
The next time you book a flight, be sure to use your full name as it appears on the government-issued photo ID you will use when traveling. As of Monday, airlines are prohibited from issuing boarding passes to passengers whose names, dates of birth, and/or gender on their photo IDs do not match the information provided when the flight is booked. The regulations are part of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which requires the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to monitor and compare pre-flight passenger information against federal watch lists.


USO of Indiana recognizes airport and local donorsUSO.TheColes
The USO of Indiana recently recognized the Indianapolis
Airport Authority for providing them with 1,350 sq. ft space for a new lounge, an area that is nearly twice the size of the space they had when the airport opened in 2008. The group also recognized Margaret Cole Russell and Stephen Russell (pictured, far right), who donated $25,000 to the organization.




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