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Traveling on a red-eye to Denver in April? Read this important information below.

Because so many of our business travel clients fly out of and into Denver International Airport (DIA) , Christopherson Business Travel wanted to share this important service announcement regarding the DIA’s terminal train service.

The Denver Post reports, “Travelers taking red-eye flights out of Denver International Airport in April will need to plan ahead.

The trains that carry passengers between the main terminal and concourses will be down for maintenance between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. [April 7] through April 10 and April 14-17.

The trains will be down so that hardware and software updates can be performed, according to the airport.”

For more information about alternate transportation during these periods of service disruption, read the full Denver Post article here.

 

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Pet Resort Opens at Denver International Airport

Soon after our post “Traveling With Your Four-Legged Friend” was published, we learned that Denver International Airport held a grand opening of their new Paradise 4 Paws, a pet boarding resort located just east of the Pikes Peak shuttle lot.

The pet resort is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, so pets can be dropped off any time day or night. They also offer tours to prospective guests.

The Denver location offers:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Doggie daycare
  • Spa & grooming
  • Veterinary care
  • Dog training
  • Massage therapy
  • Boarding Lounge™
  • Airport parking
  • A la Carte services
  • Paradise Club (for loyal customers)

Paradise 4 Paws has three other locations in the United States–two in Chicago (one near Chicago O’Hare International Airport and the other near Chicago Midway International Airport), and one in Dallas/Fort Worth on the north side of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

For more information such as rates and what your pet can expect during their stay, visit the Paradise 4 Paws website.

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Denver International Airport Detour Routes

Denver International Airport will be undergoing a period of construction beginning mid-May. Below are a few key dates and information to consider if your travels take you to, or through, Denver:

  • Beginning mid-May 2012, RTD buses and the Mt. Elbert/Pikes Peak shuttle will drop-off and pick-up passengers on Level 6 East.
  • Beginning mid-May 2012, taxi and shuttle drop-off and pick-up will be in their designated median locations on Level 5. During construction, commercial vehicles will not drop passengers curbside on Level 5.
  • Beginning in June 2012, passenger pick-up for Terminal West will be detoured through the parking garage to pick-up curbside on Level 4. Vehicles will not be required to pull a parking ticket.
  • Beginning in June 2012, passenger drop-off for Terminal West will be detoured off Peña Boulevard to enter Level 6 from the north. Signs will be posted directing travelers to the appropriate location.
  • DIA’s South Terminal Redevelopment Program will build a Public Transit Center, 500-room Westin hotel and conference center and a public plaza connecting the new development to the existing Jeppesen Terminal. The Program is expected to create nearly 1,000 jobs, including 600 – 700 construction and design jobs and 250 permanent hotel jobs, and will generate approximately $2 million in annual tax revenues for the City and County of Denver’s General Fund. Excavation and enabling work for the $500 million project began in the fall of 2011.

For more information, the public can call the information line at 303-342-6400, e-mail southterminalupdate@flydenver.com or visit FlyDenver.com.

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The National Car Rental Drop-off Attendants at DIA are GREAT!!

I would like to extend a big “Thanks!” to the National Car Rental attendants at the Denver airport for recently going the extra mile in helping me get back home.
Here’s the scoop …
Because I have the Emerald Isle membership, I get to pick out the car I want when I arrive at the rental desk, and on Wednesday, March 28, having just flown in to Denver International for a business trip, an adorable red Volvo station-wagon was sitting there in the lot, just screaming for me to take it for a drive. So I did!
My personal car is a Prius so the push-start ignition was familiar, and at home, if I happen to leave the keys in the ignition, push the lock button, and try to leave, my Prius makes all sorts of noise to let me know I’m doing something wrong.
Well, when I brought that beautiful red Volvo back at the end of the day, no sound was made when did just that. I left the keys in the ignition, locked the car (which I thought I was unlocking), got out, and shut the door. And as you may have guessed, my briefcase was in the back seat–of a very, locked car.
The young woman who had just checked me in dropped everything and ran to get a mechanic. Within minutes (and as you might know in these cases, those minutes can be really, really long!), they had two mechanics working to get it unlocked. And in no more than ten minutes, the car was unlocked, I got my briefcase, and was on my way.
So again, may I say: THANK YOU!! to all of you at Denver’s National Car Rental return-car center for helping me out of a jam and getting me on my flight home!!

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Clear is Back. Is it Secure?

Remember Clear?  The little biometric card that helped you speed through airport security?  
In June 2009 the original Clear closed its doors and left 200,000 traveling members stranded.  Recently Clear was purchased and relaunched by Caryn Seidman-Becker, Chairman & CEO and Ken Cornick, President & CFO.  They have recruited team members with resumes of success in many different areas, including the travel and airline industry. 
Currently Clear is available in the Orlando International Airport and the Denver International Airport, with more to come.  This team of experts is honoring memberships purchased prior to their venture and are offering new memberships and corporate programs. This new ownership and team appear to be committed to making your travel experience pleasurable, safe and secure.  To learn more about Clear you can visit their website at www.clearme.com.