The Best of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at our favorite blog posts from the past year on RDU Cruising Altitude. From air service news to customer service stories and updates on Terminal 1 to behind-the-scenes glimpses of life at the airport, we’ve had plenty of stories to tell. 

Join us down memory lane through these top stories. Subscribe to the blog today to make sure you don’t miss a single minute of RDU News as we begin 2014.  Tell us your favorites in the comments below.

Caring for Unexpected Guests The top-viewed story of 2013, thanks to strong promotion by WestJet on their social media channels. The only blog post we’ve written with higher view counts from outside the U.S. than from within.  

Exciting New Restaurants Coming to Terminal 1 This story went viral on the ACC-sports forums thanks to a new partnership between HMS Host and the Atlantic Coast Conference to launch a new restaurant in Terminal 1. 

TSA Pre-Check Arrives in March Frequent RDU travelers were almost literally waiting on pins and needles last winter for an announcement that TSA’s popular security pre-clearance program was expanding to RDU. Today, it’s one of the most popular programs at the airport. 

RDU: What the Code Doesn’t Stand For Our first post of 2013 took a light-hearted stab at answering one of the top questions we receive, what does RDU stand for? 

The Fives: Launching RDU-LAX Non-Stop Daily Service This particular edition of our photo series “The Fives” garnered a lot of attention. American Airline’s launch of non-stop service to Los Angeles was the biggest air service news of the year.

And, here are some other blog posts we thought were worthy of mention.

Coming Together: A Terminal 1 Time Lapse. One of several videos posted to the blog this past year that showed the progress of construction at Terminal 1. 

What Happened In Vegas… A look inside the business of attracting new and improving existing air service at RDU. 

RDU and the Mystery of Mexico City.  Timed for Halloween, we asked our readers to help us find the answer to one of our biggest questions, which involves travel to Mexico City.

About Andrew Sawyer

Andrew Sawyer is the External Communication Specialist for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and is the main writer for RDU’s website, electronic communication and airport publications. He’s also the primary face behind RDU’s social media channels. Andrew also assists with many other things, from media relations to event planning. In fact, he has an advanced degree in "other duties as assigned."
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