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Anne McDonough

Just in time for the Presidents' Day holiday, BWI started another parking promotion yesterday: Coupons available on the airport's site will get you parking for no more than $9 a day at the Express Parking lot. The promotion is set to last through May 15, but who knows-the airport's other parking-for-less schemes have often been extended past their original deadlines.

And in news from the South...The Florida Keys Marathon Airport has been open to charter flights for the past few years, but this week commerical flights were restored to the airport after an extended hiatus, the AP reports. Right now the Delta flights are from Atlanta only. What does this mean for travelers? Instead of flying to Miami (or the generally cheaper Fort Lauderdale airport), renting a car and then driving at least three hours to reach the middle Keys, those with the cash can fly to Atlanta and then directly into Marathon. If you're headed down that way (a tempting thought in these frigid times of ours) make sure to go armed with our Florida Keys roundup issue .

Overseas, travelers passing through Lisbon via Portela International might notice some terminal expansion going on. Dates for when the construction will be finished are all over the map, but according to this report, the terminal should be up and running by 2010.

In a somewhat ironic move, Singapore Changi Airport is celebrating the first anniversary of its budget terminal with a promotion to spend, spend, spend in its retail outlets. There are discounts available at the 13 shops and additional food venues but of course what they want you to do is spend the big bucks--and to that end by making a purchase you're entered in a drawing to win up to 10 times what you spent. The "Amazing Shopping Challenge" runs through March 18.

By Anne McDonough |  February 16, 2007; 12:05 PM ET  | Category:  Airline Industry , Anne McDonough
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