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Welcome to Our October 2012 Newsletter

Online Features Improve Airline Information

Burbank Bob Hope Airport is making it easier for you to fly! Want to check the real-time status of your flight? Use the Flight Status tracker on our website homepage. The tracker, powered by FlightStats, is located on the upper right-hand side of our homepage and allows you to track flights by airline and flight number, by airport, or by route. Input your flight’s information into the tracker and FlightStats will provide you with real-time arrival and departure information.

If you want to save on airfare, we’ve done some of the legwork for you here. All of our airlines offer limited-time fare sales through email notices, and while some require that you already belong to a special mileage program, most of our carriers will let you subscribe to their email notices without a membership. Follow these links to subscribe to our carriers’ fare sale email notices: Southwest, Delta, Alaska, jetBlue, United, and US Airways.

Airport Police Help Raise Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

On October 23, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Police Officer Association and employees of Bob Hope Airport donated funds to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support pediatric cancer research. The funds were presented to six-year-old Burbank resident Aleyna Doche and her family during a small ceremony in the Airport Skyroom.

The Airport learned of Aleyna through an article in the Burbank Leader. In June, Aleyna was diagnosed with kidney cancer, and in late September, she set up a lemonade stand to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Her lemonade sales raised over $1,500 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which was founded in 2000.

The Police Officer Association donated $1,500 to the foundation, and Bob Hope Airport employees hosted an internal Airport cake and pie sale to raise an additional $625.

TSA Celebrates Ten Years at Burbank Bob Hope Airport

On October 10, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) celebrated ten years of operation at Burbank Bob Hope Airport. TSA staff held a ceremony in the Skyroom to reflect on the history of the organization and to honor TSA employees who have worked with the organization since its inception at the Airport.

TSA Security Director Anita Minaei presented plaques of recognition to Executive Director Dan Feger and the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority Police Department for their partnerships in working with the TSA. Senior Deputy Executive Director John Hatanaka accepted the plaque on behalf of Dan Feger, while Chief Ed Skvarna accepted the plaque on the behalf of the Police Department.

Planes, helicopters, and…cars? It’s not often you see a motorcade on the runway at Burbank Bob Hope Airport, but such was the case as President Obama left the Airport on October 24 for an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which is taped in Burbank. He flew in from LAX on Marine One, the presidential helicopter.

All the on- and off-ramps at Hollywood Way and the I-5 Freeway are now open, with the exception of the northbound I-5 exit at Hollywood Way. They had been closed frequently over the past few months to permit work on the Caltrans I-5 North Corridor Improvement Project.

Burbank Bob Hope Airport’s role in regional transportation was prominently featured at the San Fernando Valley Council of Governments Mobility Summit on October 22. Supervisor Mike Antonovich highlighted the importance of building a new Airport Metrolink station on the Antelope Valley Line at Hollywood Way and San Fernando Road, and Glendale Mayor and Airport Commissioner Frank Quintero showcased the Airport’s upcoming multimodal ground transportation access study of bus rapid transit routes to the North Hollywood Red Line Station and east to Glendale and Pasadena. The Airport also exhibited at the Valley Industry and Commerce Association Business Forecast Conference at the Burbank Airport Marriott on October 19.