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Movie rental makes the flight time fly by

With the holiday vacation season a distant memory, it's time to share a secret employed by the savviest of travelers. For as little as $12 a day, InMotion Pictures at Portland International Airport allows passengers to rent a DVD and a portable disc player. Passengers must return the DVDs to another participating InMotion airport or pay up to $36 to return them another way; the company has 18 airports in its network, including, starting next month, Boston's Logan Airport. Movie buffs also can use InMotion's equipment to watch their own faves. InMotion Pictures, based in Jacksonville, Fla., opened in 1999; Portland and Minneapolis served as the company's first airport locations. Passengers who don't call to reserve a title risk being stuck with motion picture dregs. Asked which disc is least likely to leave his shelves, Portland location manager Aaron Barnard barely hesitates: 'The Britney Spears movie 'Crossroads.' '

Ñ Andy Giegerich