Airline Industry Suffers from Rising Fuel Costs, Shortage of Pilots

fuel-pricesIn a new report from the Government Accountability Office, there are currently fewer airplane seats and fewer flights available as compared with numbers from 2007.

Seats have declined 9 percent and flights 9 percent at larger airports, the study said. In smaller destinations, seats were down 18 percent and flights fell by 24 percent.

Only rural communities have avoided the impact of this trend. The study authors noted that many of the positive developments in the airline industry are a result of congressional efforts to keep small airports afloat. The number of flights serving Essential Air Service airports has increased about 20 percent since 2007, and the number of seats are up 8 percent. Of the 160 airports featured in the program, 43 are located in Alaska. [Read more…]

Marla Ahlgrimm on Proper Skin Care

Marla AhlgrimmMany women are looking for ways to fight the signs of aging, notes pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm. However, when researching all the products designed to reduce oil, banish pimples, and clean pores, the overwhelming glut of information can be quite confusing. In this recent conversation, Marla Ahlgrimm shares how a few home remedies may help women in their quest for better skin care.

A Gathering of Experts: A warm welcome to you!

Marla Ahlgrimm: Thank you so much, I’m grateful to be here today.

A Gathering of Experts: We’re so glad you could join us to talk about skin care for today’s women.

Marla Ahlgrimm: I’ve been looking forward to it for quite some time… [Read more…]