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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:03 PM   #181
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Old September 29th, 2014, 03:38 AM   #182
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Free Wi-Fi at Houston Airports is Taking Off

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The Houston Airport System (HAS) is taking a major step forward to enhance the customer experience at both William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) with the unveiling of FREE Wi-Fi for all customers and guests. Free Wi-Fi is available now at Hobby Airport as well as IAH Terminals A and D. The free network will be launched in phases at Bush Intercontinental Airport and will be available in all terminal areas at IAH by the end of 2014.

Hobby Airport - Free Wi-Fi Available Now!
The entire terminal is a hot spot for you to surf the web, blog or watch a movie. Whatever your need, you can now stay CONNECTED while traveling.

Bush Intercontinental Airport (estimated launch dates)
Terminal A - Free Wi-Fi Available Now!
Terminal B - early October 2014
Terminal C - late November 2014
Terminal D - Free Wi-Fi Available Now!
Terminal E - early December 2014

HAS is offering a Powerful and Easy Connection:
- Advertisement free zone. We do not require you to watch any ads before you connect to the free Wi-Fi network.
- Fast connection. Speeds up to 6 megabits per second.
- Strong network. The network has hundreds of access points.
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Old October 10th, 2014, 09:53 PM   #183
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Sort of off topic but in the wake of the recent Ebola outbreak, some Texas politicians are lobbying the federal government to implement Ebola screening procedures at DFW and IAH.

Dallas News: Cornyn, McCaul want Ebola screening at D/FW and Houston IAH, too

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10:24 am on October 10, 2014

WASHINGTON – Ahead of today’s first congressional hearing on the response to Ebola’s arrival in Texas, top lawmakers are prodding the government to add the state’s busiest airports to the list of those screening passengers arriving from West Africa.

Sen. John Cornyn and House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R-Austin, issued the demand in a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. They ask that Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport be included in the new screening procedures.

Those procedures apply only to the five airports that account for 94 percent of passengers arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea: John F. Kennedy in New York, Newark, Chicago O’Hare, Atlanta, and Washington Dulles. Dulles is where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died in Dallas on Wednesday of Ebola, arrived from Brussels before heading to DFW.

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Homeland Security announced fever checks and questioning for travel history for anyone from the Ebola-affected countries. About 150 such people arrive each day in the United States, officials say.

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Old October 24th, 2014, 06:31 PM   #184
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EVA Air to launch service to Houston next July

2014/10/21 15:22:54

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CBA) EVA Airways, Taiwan's second largest airline, is launching four weekly round-trip flights between Taipei (Taoyuan International Airport) and Houston, Texas beginning July 1, 2015, EVA President Cheng Chuan-yi said Tuesday.

EVA Air became a full member of the Star Alliance in June last year, allowing it to offer flights to more than 1,300 destinations in 190 countries. Cheng said that has brought more passengers to Taiwan via EVA Air to do business or to transfer on their way to Southeast Asia.

North America has become a major market of EVA Air's long-haul flight services, and it is scheduled to launch service to Chicago in 2016.

Since May 2014, the airline has increased flights to Los Angles, San Francisco, New York and the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto.

There is "almost no peak or slow season" for North American routes, and most flights are typically at 80-90 percent capacity, according to Cheng.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu)
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Source: http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201410210016.aspx
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Old October 26th, 2014, 09:31 AM   #185
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Old October 28th, 2014, 08:00 AM   #186
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Speaking of Spirit Airlines, there are rumors that they are actually looking into adding a few nonstop flights to Mexico from IAH.

CAPA: Spirit Airlines’ possible transborder flights from Houston could dampen Southwest's ambitions
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Old October 28th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #187
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Old October 30th, 2014, 12:11 PM   #188
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Last time I came through IAH back in May, I was able to use a fast track immigration counter (One Stop I think it was called) for passengers with hand luggage only which was great.

When I came back through last week, this facility seemed to have been removed and when I asked an airport worker, they said it was available for US citizens/visa holders only now (of which I am neither) and I was forced to join the long queue with everyone else.

Does anyone know the reasoning behind this?

If it's a permanent move, I may as well check in a bigger bag instead of cramming everything into a smaller carry-on.
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Old October 30th, 2014, 06:07 PM   #189
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Check in a bigger bag!!! When was the last time you heard of immigration issues being resolved here???
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Old October 30th, 2014, 11:20 PM   #190
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Perhaps the word "Bell" should replace "Spirit". It reminds me of the former Bell Yellow Pages.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 12:20 AM   #191
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I was thinking YellowCab, but thats just me. It is impressive that they managed to create a livery as shitty as their service.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:15 AM   #192
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I just threw up in my mouth. Whoever came up with that ugly color scheme should be fired.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:08 AM   #193
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I wonder how the progress is coming along on D9 which is the second A380 gate at IAH. Emirates is supposed to start A380 service here on December 3. I wonder if others will follow suit with the 2 A380 gates.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 04:12 AM   #194
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KLM Royal Dutch B747-400M, "KLM Asia, Mexico City" (reg. PH-BFM)

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Old October 31st, 2014, 06:59 PM   #195
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KLM Asia named "Mexico City" flying from Houston IAH....a lot of geographic anomalies there!!
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Old October 31st, 2014, 07:57 PM   #196
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I wonder how the progress is coming along on D9 which is the second A380 gate at IAH. Emirates is supposed to start A380 service here on December 3. I wonder if others will follow suit with the 2 A380 gates.
There were rumors that Air France is going to start flying th A380 to Houston as well.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 08:12 PM   #197
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British airways needs to fly their A380 to IAH...London is the most popular long haul international destination from Houston!! for 1 passenger flying from Houston to Paris, there are 3.7 flying to London!!
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Old November 4th, 2014, 11:19 AM   #198
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Old November 15th, 2014, 02:53 AM   #199
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Spirit Airlines is expected to add 10 new non stop destinations from IAH including a few international flights to Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras respectively.

Houston Chronicle: Spirit Airlines to add 10 new nonstop flights at Bush Intercontinental

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Spirit Airlines announced 10 new nonstop flights at Bush Intercontinental to start in 2015, increasing its presence to 22 routes out of the airport from 12.
Tampa, FL: Daily route will launch March 26
Baltimore/Washington, D.C.: Daily route will launch March 27
Oakland/San Francisco Bay: Daily route will launch April 16
Cancún, Mexico: Route launch May 7 with three flights a week. On June 11, daily flight begins.
Los Cabos, Mexico: Route launch May 7 with two routes per week. It will increase to four times per week on June 11.
Toluca/Mexico City, Mexico: Launch May 7 with two flights per week. It will increase to three per week on June 11.
Managua, Nicaragua: Route will launch May 28 with three flights per week.
San José, Costa Rica: Route that flies four times per week launches May 28.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Routes that flies three times per week launches May 28.
San Salvador, El Salvador: Route that flies four times a week launches May 28.

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United Airlines B737-500 (WL) (reg. N16632) -- now retired

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