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August 16, 2018

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Airlines

Alaska Air reports growth in traffic, capacity and load factor (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Alaska Air Group reported a 7.6% year-over-year increase in July’s revenue passenger miles, a 6.8% rise in available seat miles for the month and a load factor of 87.7%, up from 87% in July 2017.

American Airlines picks Viasat for Wi-Fi on 100 new A321neos (Source: Dallas Business Journal)
American Airlines has selected Viasat to outfit its new fleet of 100 Airbus A321neos with high-speed onboard Wi-Fi. 

Southwest updates guidelines on emotional support animals (Source: Travel Weekly)
Beginning Sept. 17, Southwest Airlines will allow only cats and dogs to fly as emotional support animals, limit the animals to one per passenger and require the animals to be leashed or caged at all times. 

United reports favorable traffic, capacity and load factors for July (Source: Chicago Business Journal)
United Airlines reported increases in traffic and capacity and “eye popping” load factors for July. 

United to introduce new color scheme (Source: USA Today)
United Airlines is adding new colors to its palette, a branding update that will first be seen on new employee uniforms in 2020.

Hotels

Hilton refreshes brands for millennial appeal (Source: Wall Street Journal)
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Chief Financial Officer Kevin Jacobs says new brands, brand updates and incorporating technology are all steps the company is taking to appeal to millennials.

Hotel Julian Chicago on track for fall opening (Source: Hospitality Design)
Hotel Julian Chicago is on track to open in the fall under Oxford Hotels & Resorts. The property features 218 guest rooms. 

W Nashville opening in 2020 (Source: Lodging)
W Hotels Worldwide will open the W Nashville in Tennessee in 2020.

Security

3D scanning machines could speed up airport security lines (Source: New York Times)
The Transportation Security Administration is testing carry-on luggage scanners that use computed tomography to produce 3D images that help screeners get a better look at bags’ contents. 

TSA will keep checkpoints at small airports (Source: USA Today)
Eliminating checkpoints at 150 smaller airports could save $115 million per year, but the Transportation Security Administration has decided the risks outweigh the benefits.

Vacations

How to do L.A. without breaking your wallet (Source: Travel Pulse)
Visitors to Los Angeles who are looking to save money should check out a variety of free summer events.

There’s more to Venice, Italy, than its canals (Source: Travel Pulse)
Venice, Italy, home to 177 canals, is rich with historical attractions to explore.

TSA administrator defends “Quiet Skies” program (Source: CBS News)
Transportation Security Administration Administrator David Pekoske defended the agency’s “Quiet Skies” program, which monitors travelers who have not been accused of crimes.

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