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Airport Security Advances Clash With Privacy Issues

Photo Prof. Octavia Camps, of Northeastern University in Boston, showed technology that tracks people going into restricted areas at airports. Credit Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times BOSTON — At a mock airport in an underground laboratory here at Northeastern University, students pretending to be passengers head through a security exit in the right direction, while a young man ...

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A Room With a View of the Runway

Photo The beach near Princess Juliana International Airport in Saint Maarten is a popular site for plane spotters. Credit Dennis Rivera for The New York Times SEOUL, South Korea — As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Frank Welborn used to spend some evenings just outside the gates of the Raleigh-Durham airport watching airliners land. ...

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In a Car-Obsessed City, Learning to Love Mass Transit

Photo The Red Line train in Los Angeles. Credit John Francis Peters for The New York Times LOS ANGELES — For the estimated 6.6 million people who visit here each year for business purposes, a good mass transit system could mean less frustration and fewer hours spent in the city’s legendary freeway jams. While the very concept of mass transit ...

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To Cuba on Business – NYTimes.com

Photo Havana is open for trade, if you know the ropes. Credit Joe Raedle/Getty Images Since President Obama moved to normalize relations with Cuba in December, you might think the nation has put out a big “Open for Business” sign. Trade delegations seem to land in Havana every day. But traveling there for business is not as easy as it ...

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How Many Stars for the Wi-Fi?

Photo Credit Anders Wenngren A few years ago, Yaroslav Goncharov was head of the mobile department at Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, and traveling the globe for meetings with device manufacturers, wireless carriers and other companies Yandex did business with. “When you travel, it’s amazing to see how different things are in different parts of the world,” Mr. Goncharov said. ...

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The Power Grab at Airports Has a New Headache

Photo These stickers have been appearing in airports to frustrate travelers who need to charge their devices. Credit Stephanie Gonot for The New York Times Anyone who has ever been desperate to charge a mobile device at an airport knows the feeling of frustration that can arise from trying to find something that’s been around for more than 100 years: ...

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Loyalty Program Rules Aren’t Ironclad

Photo Roberta Bekerman was able to inherit her husband’s miles from Delta Air Lines. Credit Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times Along with all the other paperwork that comes with being newly widowed, Roberta Bekerman had to persuade Delta Air Lines that she was entitled to inherit her husband’s frequent-flier miles. The company’s policy says that its SkyMiles, as ...

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