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Massive LAX Terminal Swap to Begin May 12 Travel Pulse
The nation's fifth busiest airport is about to relocate 70 airlines, including Delta Air Lines who will relocate from Terminals 5 and 6 to Terminals 2 and 3.
United Airlines Adds New Route to Buenos Aires, Boosts Bogota Flights USA Today
United will add a second route to Buenos Aires this fall, restoring one it ended in 2013.
American Airlines Is Cutting Legroom in Economy Class CNN Money
American Airlines will decrease the space between some of its economy class seats by another two inches…
United Airlines is Making These 10 Customer-service Policy Changes USA Today
The changes are being implemented in the wake of the April 9 passenger-dragging incident.
Delta Adds Helicopter Connections Between JFK And Manhattan Travel Market Report
The partnership with BLADE arranges on-demand service between its Manhattan heliport lounges and JFK.
Small Airports Get International Service USA Today
New service has spurred improvements, including added amenities and spruced-up facilities.
Alaska Air, Virgin America Relocating to T7 at JFK Travel Mole
Alaska Group carriers will join partners BA, Qantas and Icelandair.
Delta Air Lines Launching New Routes from Boston Travel Mole
Austin, KC, Jacksonville, Buffalo and Norfolk routes announced from September.
It's Time for Airlines to Stop Overselling USA Today
Bumping passengers can lead to very unintended consequences.
American Airlines, Delta Seeking More Miami-Havana Flights Travel Mole
DOT applications for seven more flights each
Airlines Expand Options for All Passengers Wall Street Journal
American Airlines and United Airlines are now offering basic economy fares that are competitive with budget airlines, while also expanding amenities for passengers who opt for more perks while flying.
SAFETY & SECURITY
European Commission Says it Won’t Require American Travelers to Get Visas NPR
The European Commission will not reinstate visa requirements for Americans who want to visit Europe, despite the European Parliament’s recent vote to end the preferential treatment over a lack of full visa reciprocity between the U.S. and all members of the European Union.
Automated TSA Screening Lanes Coming to JFK Business Traveller
Nineteen automated Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening lanes will be installed at New York’s John F Kennedy International airport by the end of this month…
US Facing Shortage of Yellow Fever Vaccine for Travelers US News
Americans who need a yellow fever shot for travel may soon have a harder time getting it.
Which Expedited Security Program Is Right for You? USA Today
The Department of Homeland Security unveiled a web page that describes the advantages each program provides and how much it costs.
TSA Releases New Guidance For Transgender Airline Passengers Travel Market Report
Responding to criticism, TSA releases video describing screening process.
Global Entry Passengers Swept Up in Travel Ban Bloomberg
U.S. citizen “Trusted Traveler” members had their privileges revoked.
Government Travel Warnings & Alerts U.S. Department of State
Click here for information on current government issued travel warnings and alerts.
TRAVELER TIPS, TRIPS & CONVENIENCE
The Truth About Jet Lag The Points Guys
No matter how experienced a traveler you are, jet lag is hard to outwit — nearly 93% of all travelers will experience it at some point, according to the American Sleep Association, and yet a cure seems as elusive as those 40 winks you were robbed of after flying from Los Angeles to London.
Concur Will Rebrand Business Travel News
Concur will change its name to SAP Concur in January.
What Should I Do If I Lose My Passport? The Points Guy
If you’re destitute and outside the country, your local embassy or consulate can help.
Delta Continues to Improve WiFi Across Its Fleet with Gogo 2Ku Technology Business Traveler
Delta now offers 100 planes with the latest Wifi option for customers.
Could Electronics Ban Spread To U.S. Domestic Flights? Travel Market Report
Currently, the U.S. rule applies to outbound flights from 10 international airports in the Middle East. What if that happens to U.S. domestic flights?
US Considers Laptop Ban on Flights from UK Buying Business Travel
UK passengers flying to the US face a ban on carrying laptops in their hand luggage. According to a report in The Times, US President Donald Trump is considering banning large electronic devices in the cabin on US-bound flights from Europe.
Enterprise Makes a Big Deal in Ireland Travel Pulse
Car rental giant acquits Dooley Car Rentals.
Amtrak Plans Major Repairs at NYC's Penn Station USA Today
Initiative will address infrastructure problems, security concerns and management of the passenger experience.
Finances, Politics Threaten California's High Speed Rail Project Travel Pulse
The state has sold more than $1 billion in bonds but money remains an issue.
InterContinental Hotels Plans to Open at MSP in Summer 2018 Minneapolis Star Tribune
Officials held a concrete hand-print ceremony on the site of the planned InterContinental hotel at Minnesota's Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The 12-story hotel is slated for completion by next summer and will feature a security checkpoint and skyway that will allow guests to cross straight to the terminal.
Westin Guests Can Now Take Spin Classes in Their Rooms Shape
The hotel chain has introduced WestinWorkout rooms, which come fully equipped with a Peloton spin bike…
Is It Illegal for a Hotel to 'Walk' a Confirmed Guest? 4Hoteliers
Whether it is the airline or our hospitality industry, do suppliers have the right to overbook? And what consequences might we be running into?
Starwood Capital Establishes New Extended-Stay Brand Business Travel News
Starwood Capital Group has launched an extended-stay brand, Uptown Suites. The company describes Uptown as an economy-priced brand with upscale amenities, including furnished lobbies with televisions and fireplaces and, in the rooms, full kitchens, electric vehicle charging stations, high-speed W-Fi and smart televisions.
Introducing the 2017 Hot List Conde Nast Traveler
In this year's Condé Nast Traveler list of the top 75 new hotel openings around the world, the U.S. and Canada lay claim to 22 hot properties, including some surprises in smaller cities.