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US airports become biz meeting centres

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 06:00
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Meet you at the airport: As travel budgets shrink, business travellers are finding that the next meeting destination is the airport. - PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

[NEW YORK] About once a month, Therese Hampton flies from Portland, Oregon, where her home office is based, to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a 35-minute flight, to meet with co-workers. She does not go far from there. She joins her colleagues, many of whom also fly in, from the