What To Expect During The Holiday Travel Season
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
1w ago
As we head into the busy holiday travel season, in addition to packing your bags be sure to pack your patience. Holiday travel in the airport this year will feel in many ways like pre-pandemic travel...busy and crowded.  Joining Keith in this episode for some travel tips on what you can expect during this holiday travel season is Kate Sullivan is the Deputy Director of Strategic Partnerships at PHL. To learn more about Philadelphia International Airport please visit phl.org ..read more
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DEPARTMENT OF AVIATION BALLOT MEASURE
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
1M ago
The City of Philadelphia – Division of Aviation, which operates the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), is currently a division of the City’s Department of Commerce. In May 2022, the Philadelphia City Council approved a ballot measure that would create a standalone Department of Aviation. Joining Keith in this episode is PHL’s Director of Government Affairs, Shane Doud. Hear about the positive impact this change would have for passengers, stakeholders, employees, and the region, if the proposed amendment to The Philadelphia Home Rule Charter i ..read more
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Celebrating PRIDE 365 With Philadelphia Gay News Publisher Mark Segal
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
2M ago
Philadelphia is one of the country’s most LGBTQAI-friendly cities and was the first ever U.S. destination to produce a national TV commercial for the LGBTQAI traveler. Here at PHL, we strongly believe in and practice PRIDE 365 through our year-round support for and celebration of the LGBTQAI. Joining us for this episode is legendary LGBTQAI Rights Activist and Founder of the Philadelphia Gay News, Mark Segal. Mark has been a member of the PHL Airport Advisory Board since its inception in 2010. To learn more about Mark and Philadelphia Gay News please visit epgn.com And to learn more about Phil ..read more
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PHL 5K On the Runway
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
3M ago
Join Keith Brune, interim CEO of the City of Philadelphia, Division of Aviation for a “behind the scenes” look at the 2022 PHL 5K on the Runway that will take place on September 10, 2022. This is the 5th year that Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) will host the event, which allows participants to experience running on an actual runway used by commercial aircraft while supporting local charities. Joining Keith in this episode is Keesha Lane, PHL & PNE’s Assistant Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, and John Glass, PHL’s Operations Superintendent. To register or find out mo ..read more
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CHELLIE CAMERON PASSES THE HOSTING MIC OF TAKING OFF TO INTERIM CEO KEITH BRUNE
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
4M ago
In Chellie’s final episode with the podcast, she passes the hosting mic to Keith Brune, Interim CEO of the City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation. After four years as host of Taking Off, Chellie Cameron is taking on a new challenge as president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. In this episode, Chellie and Keith take a look down memory lane, reminisce about the evolution of Taking Off, and discuss what’s to come. To learn more Philadelphia International Airport, please visit phl.org ..read more
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Celebrating AAPI Month With Khine Zaw AACCGP President and CEO
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
5M ago
May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This annual celebration recognizes the cultural and historical contributions of people and organizations who identify as AAPI in the United States. In this episode, Chellie is joined by Khine Zaw, the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia’s President and CEO. To learn more about The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and Khine, please visit https://asianchamberphila.org/ And to learn more Philadelphia International Airport, please visit https://phl.org/newsroom ..read more
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SUMMER TRAVEL TRENDS WITH THE POINTS GUY
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
7M ago
Nearly 9 out of 10 Americans (85%) are expecting to travel this summer, according to new data from the U.S. Travel Association – suggesting that people have brushed off their COVID fears and are returning to a “ready to travel” mindset. In fact, the foot traffic through TSA checkpoints over the last holiday weekend in the U.S. was only slightly less than in 2019 pre-pandemic.  As Americans’ enthusiasm for travel continues to rebound to pre-pandemic levels, the travel experience is most certainly very different than it once was. In this episode, Chellie is joined by Clint Henderson, Managi ..read more
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Celebrating Women In Aviation - Candace McGraw CEO of CVG Airport
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
8M ago
In honor of Women's History Month, Chellie is joined by Candace McGraw, CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). Candace is also the new Vice Chair of ACI World, the association of the world’s airports. In this episode, Chellie and Candace celebrate women pioneers in aviation such as Bessie Raiche, Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, The Betsy Ross Air Corps, Helen Richey and Amelia Earhart… just to name a few. It’s because of the path paved by these amazing women that Chellie and Candace were able to pursue careers in aviation.  Chellie and Candace speak about the ..read more
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BREAKING BARRIERS IN AVIATION - Lt Col (Ret) Michael Hales
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
9M ago
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first Black military pilots in U.S. military service, operating between 1940 and 1946 as the 99th Pursuit Squadron. Despite earning an exemplary record while fighting the enemy abroad during World War II, these men faced racism and discrimination at home. Flying some 1,600 missions and destroying over 260 enemy aircraft, the Tuskegee Airmen helped lay the foundation for President Harry S. Truman’s decision to desegregate the armed forces in 1948. Delaware State University (DSU) in Dover, DE, held a key position in developing the squadron that would become known as ..read more
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PHL is on the Front Lines to Prevent Human Trafficking
TAKING OFF with Chellie Cameron
by Philadelphia International Airport
10M ago
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The COVID-19 pandemic has done little to slow this form of modern-day slavery. Instead, traffickers have taken advantage of the global crisis to continue targeting adults and children. Airports are a key point of access for traffickers, who use airports - as well as other transportation hubs, including train and bus stations - to scout for and move their victims. PHL is committed to working with relevant agencies and organizations, including the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation (DOT), to address t ..read more
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