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Up, Up, and Away…

Your correspondent is headed behind the Great Firewall of China, which has been especially well-fortified for this week’s 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, proceedings which will feature the once-a-decade change in Party (thus, national) leadership;  connectivity to the freer precincts of the outside world will, therefore, be challenged.  Regular service should resume on or around November 12…

 

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The Brookings Institute presents an interactive graphic that…

… provides first-of-its kind data on the flow of international passengers in and out of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. It features data describing the scale of these flows and it calls out the international markets where these ties are particularly strong. What’s more, this tool goes beyond describing where passengers are going and tells us how they get there. Using data on transfer points and a map that visualizes each leg of each international route, it paints a portrait of how our global aviation infrastructure rises to meet the demand of international passengers.

Watch the flow at “Global Gateways: International Aviation in Metropolitan America.”

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As we check to confirm that our passports are still current, we might recall that it was on this date (the wedding anniversary of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln) in 2008 that Barak Obama was elected the first African-American President of the United States.

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Written by LW

November 4, 2012 at 1:01 am

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