Here's some welcome news for local travelers. The cost of flying out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport dropped nearly 10% in the first three months of this year. Average airfare, as tracked on a quarterly basis by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics — a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation — fell to $416.99 in the first quarter at CLT in the first quarter, down from an inflation-adjusted $461.06 during the same time period in 2016. The news, however, isn't all good.
Home prices across Charlotte's metro area increased in May at a similar rate as the previous month: 6.1%. That year-over-year price gain once again exceeded the national average of 5.6%, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller report released Tuesday.
Travelers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport looking to catch some shut-eye or just relax in between flights will soon get the chance. Minute Suites says it has recently finalized a lease agreement for putting six suites as well as a shower in the atrium area of Charlotte Douglas. That's in the central part of the airport, just past the security checkpoint areas. Founded in 2009, Minute Suites says its suites - each about 56 square feet - allow travelers to nap, relax or work.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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