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The most recent study on airports and social media, “The Power of Social Media for Airports,” conducted in 2013 by the management consultants LeighFisher, found that nearly a third of airports worldwide maintained Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.Samantha Aguilar, a corporate travel manager in Phoenix, said social media makes her job easier by enabling her to anticipate problems for employees flying into Phoenix Sky Harbor.

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The Ark replaced the airport’s old animal terminal, Vetport, a run-down barn a couple of miles away.“It was an abomination,” said Paul Weygand of Mersant International, a courier with offices just outside the airport’s border.

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As someone who frequently uses Los Angeles International Airport, I don’t think it’s a bad airport, it’s just a pain to get to (and leave from).Seattle-Tacoma International Airport isn’t necessarily the best airport for Seattle-area denizens — Bellingham International Airport, close to the Canadian border, can sometimes save those bound for Washington’s biggest city (and even those who are Vancouver-bound, too) a significant amount of money.

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This precious toddler proves you can never be too young to show some respect for those who have served our country.A video recently uploaded to YouTube features a 2-year-old boy named Sawyer, running up to service members at an airport in Houston, Texas, to shake their hands.

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When it comes to lounges, airports in the United States have historically lagged far (so, so far) behind Europe, Asia and the Middle East -- until now.The latest Centurion Lounge, which just opened this past weekend in Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), inside Terminal D, is fantastic.

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Food is overpriced, people are rude, and the TSA procedures remind you of that nightmare you had after you watched Se7en.More: The Most Scenic Drive in All 50 StatesCredit: ShutterstockClick on Boingo's partner pages to get past the paywallAirport Wi-Fi systems often have partner pages, free sites you can use to get unlimited Wi-Fi access.

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We're not complaining.Austin-Bergstrom InternationalAustin, TXSaxon Pub (East Concourse)Post-vacation airport conversations are best limited to commiserating about or hashing out exactly what happened the night before.

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And all that's going through my head is that shouldn't airports be places of happiness?A parade of people asking me if I was 'OK', an upgrade to a first class seat on the plane, and people telling me to just 'relax and breathe' and to 'have a nice day'.

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Credit: Flickr/Quinn DombrowskiMuch like you think your city has the worst traffic and your bars are full of the worst people, you probably also think your local major airport has the worst security wait times.But to find out which of America's airports actually DO maintain the absolute slowest security lines, we teamed up with the folks at MiFlight, an app that tracks wait times at 150 airports worldwide.

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Experts recommend arriving at the airport up to three hours before taking an international flight.If you happen to be traveling out of Singapore’s Changi Airport, though, you might want to push that number to two days.

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This particular “flagship” sirloin burger is one of the initial hits on the new menu American assembled for its first foray into restaurant-style dining at an airport lounge.The carrier opened its “Flagship First Dining” room in May in a space adjacent to its renovated lounge in Terminal 8.