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Denver Airport's Modern Solution to the Classic Lost-and-Found Problem

September 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM | by | Comments (0)

Thankfully we can’t recall a time where we left something behind at the airport, but if you’re someone who has gone through your fair share of cell phone chargers the airport in Denver has you covered. The airport just brought their lost and found system online in hopes of reuniting travelers with their lost goodies.

At Denver International Airport all the lost items are collected and organized over in the Jeppesen Terminal on Level 5 near the International Arrivals. However, now the forgotten goods are available over at their website as well, so there’s no need to double-back to the airport to start your searching.

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Check Your Colorado Rental Car for Little Leftover Baggies

July 22, 2014 at 7:11 AM | by | Comments (0)

So you probably know that Colorado has legalized marijuana—in all kinds of forms—for recreational use. However, you probably didn’t know that there’s a new place to acquire the state’s latest cash crop. It’s your rental car!

Okay—not really, but it does sound like unwanted marijuana has found a second home within the rental car garage. Most of the stuff is left behind at Denver International Airport right in the rental car, and sometimes it’s even offered up to the agents by those departing the state.

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We Just Bought Pot Legally in Colorado, And You Can Too... Here's the Scoop

Where: 1736 Downing Street [map], Denver, Colorado, United States, 80218
January 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM | by | Comments (0)

With all the questions surrounding the process of buying pot in Colorado, we had no choice but to get a glimpse for ourselves. So we sent our Assistant Editor Will McGough and photographer Ryan Dearth to the Health Center in Denver to cut through the cloud of smoke surrounding the State's newly legalized recreational activity.

Find Your Local Farmer

There are currently over three dozen independently owned and operated stores in the Denver met area from which to choose. Each offers its own unique product from its own growers, so for the most part, no two stores carry the same marijuana. Having no bias, we threw a dart and landed on the Health Center located near Capitol Hill, the "hippiest" of Denver's inner-city neighborhoods.

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Lack of Research, Not Threats, Holding Back Pot Tourism Marketing in Denver

January 8, 2014 at 2:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last week, a source told us that Denver's Tourism Board "risked funding" if it created campaigns that catered to the legal sale of marijuana.

Turns out, we don't have to worry about anyone pulling the plug this year, because Visit Denver's 38-member board of directors has issued a one-year moratorium on marijuana tourism marketing.

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Source: Denver's Tourism Board Forbidden from Marketing Pot Tourism

January 2, 2014 at 10:23 AM | by | Comments (0)

By now, we probably don't have to tell you that marijuana officially became legal in Colorado yesterday. High five!

With all the hype leading up to this historical moment, you might be surprised that Denver's tourism board hasn't officially announced any plans to begin an Amsterdam-esk "pot tourism" campaign. We were, too, until we did some digging. According to a source close to the situation who spoke to Jaunted on the condition of anonymity, Denver's tourism board "risks funding if it even mentions pot in any of its campaigns."

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I Got on the Wrong Airplane: A Tale of Trial and Boarding Gate Error

July 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM | by | Comments (2)

We know a good traveler has tons of travel horror stories to share, some of which are no doubt hilarious, but have you ever boarded the wrong flight? Jaunted Contributor Will McGough successfully failed recently in Philadelphia, finding himself on a flight to Orlando when he wanted to go to Denver. How can this happen? He gives his first-hand account:

In all honesty, I never thought it possible. I mean, really. Between the terminal and desk monitors, the ticket scanning, and general awareness, how the hell could you get on the wrong plane? So many things would have to go right, err, wrong, for it to happen.

Which is why I was so confused. Granted, I was running a little late, but I was on time. I checked the terminal monitors upon clearing security, and saw my flight, US Airways 483 from Philly to Denver, gate A10. Having only about 10 minutes until the gates would close (it was about 8:30ish, flight left at 8:55), I hustled up, slowing my pace upon seeing the flight information on the monitor behind the desk and a line still formed at the gate.

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Limited-Edition Gourmet Meals at Airports. We've Now Heard of Everything.

January 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM | by | Comments (0)

HMSHost—you know them from airport restaurants everywhere—is teaming up some new up and coming chefs, as they just tapped the Culinary Institute of America for some new menu ideas. They held a little contest for some new and tasty recipes, and two students—Jessica Hargrove and Lauren Fury—came out on top. Among some other stuff their culinary creations will now be featured at airports across the country, so it’s time to dig in during your next layover.

The winning dishes are Toasted Flatbread Mac n’ Cheese and Chicken and Waffles, and will be available at select restaurants through the end of February. For those looking to indulge in the macaroni and cheese dish, you can expect the usually stuff piled onto a whole-wheat flatbread topped with candied bacon—nice. As for the chicken and waffles it’s pretty much what it sounds like, but there’s also white gravy, maple syrup, and green onions to top things off.

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The Bunnies at Denver Airport Are Nibbling More Than Just Carrots

January 29, 2013 at 9:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it comes to cute critters on the internet it’s hard to beat kitties, but we have to argue that bunnies might be able to give felines a run for their money. Unfortunately the bunnies we’re talking about aren’t 100 percent cute, as apparently the bunnies that call Denver International Airport home have a little bit of a mean streak.

There’s quite a few rabbits living in and around the airport, but they’re getting a little frisky when it comes to checking out parked cars at the airport. They are getting a little too friendly with the vehicles, as they’ve started to nibble and chew on some vital components—like wiring and brake lines.

The US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services is already on the case, as they’re promising to remove any of the critters that are doing the damage. However, it might be a good idea to leave some carrots outside your car when parking at DEN—you know, just in case.

[Photo: wwarby]

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The Clock's Ticking on America's Few Remaining Airport Smoking Lounges

January 16, 2013 at 3:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

As we explained when we went over the infuriatingly stupid debate on banning electronic cigarettes on airplanes, there's this famous Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek and he has this kind of infamous theory on anti-smoking campaigns. The main argument is that there's something not quite right with our society, where we're pushing toward more permissiveness and legalization on one hand, but when it comes to smoking cigarettes the trend goes way, way, way the other direction. We pushed smokers into smoking-only sections, then we pushed them outdoors, and now we've even banned outdoor smoking in some places. With the e-cigarettes ban, the suggestion is that even water vapor as a substitute for smoke is too much for people.

In airports, where you can't go outside, the usual practice has been to confine smokers to closed lounges. If Zizek's right, we'd expect to see efforts to ban what remains of those lounges. Hey guess what?

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What is 'Aerobahn' and Why are Airports Psyched for It?

October 11, 2012 at 9:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

Shopping around for an airport really isn’t an option. Sure you might have a couple that are convenient depending on your location, but you’re kind of stuck flying in and out of the one that’s the closest—or at least most accessible—from where you call home. However, if there was a way in which to choose something like an airport we’d probably make sure that it had some decent eats, clean and comfy terminals, and of course plenty of free WiFi. Now there’s one more thing to add to the list, and it’s called Saab Sensis Aerobahn.

This might be venturing into airport nerd territory, but we’re still excited to talk about it. Basically, Sensis Aerobahn is some new kind of high tech tracking system for airplanes at the airport. The browser-based surface management system knows where they are, where they are going, and where they are supposed to be. It can pretty much track planes through each and every step of the process while they are on the ground.

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Time to Book Your Ticket and Pick a Seat on United's First 787 Flights

May 29, 2012 at 9:06 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s already a few Boeing 787 Dreamliners doing their thing high in the sky around the globe, but unfortunately still with no carriers from the nifty fifty...yet. That’s about to change sooner rather than later as United prepares for the arrival of their very first 787. Unfortunately the new airplane scent isn’t exactly going to be around for your summer vacation, but it does look like it won’t be too much longer.

They’re pretty excited over the arrival of the new airplane, as UA has already loaded in the seat map and started selling tickets for the very first 787 flights. If all goes according to plan—and that’s a big if—the factory fresh 787s will start flying between Denver and Tokyo-Narita beginning on March 31, 2013. We looked at some sample dates to get on one of the first flights, and you’re looking at around $1,750 or so—in coach—for about a week of Tokyo travel.

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Digital Ad Curtains at Denver Airport? Now We've Heard It All

April 16, 2012 at 10:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re flying through—or heading to—Denver International Airport any time soon you might just notice something you haven’t ever seen before. The airport is planning to install some kind of high tech advertising screens, and apparently they’re the first to get these new slices of sales-y technology.

Technically they’re digital LED video curtains, and the plan is to install them all over the airport—with a focus in and around the security screening spots. They’ll also be hung from some of the elevator towers in the main terminal, where they can welcome visitors but also inform passengers of the best deals on airport parking. They’re super thin—truly like electronic curtains—and super large, as the new screens are around 26-feet diagonally.

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