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January 18, 2018

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Airlines

American Airlines’ flight attendants able to compensate passengers in-flight (Source: CN Traveler)
American Airlines will soon enable its flight attendants to compensate travelers with additional AAdvantage points.

American Airlines goes cashless at Miami airport (Source: Miami Herald)
Starting on Thursday, American Airlines will no longer accept cash for transactions at Miami International Airport.

FAA grants Alaska Air, Virgin America single operating certificate (Source: Travel Weekly)
The Federal Aviation Administration has given Alaska Air Group a single operating certificate for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America.

United reports increase in RPMs, drop in load factor for Dec. (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
United Airlines reported 18 billion revenue passenger miles in December, up 2.7% from December 2016’s 17.6 billion.

Nov. on-time rates reach 8-year high (Source: Reuters)
The US Department of Transportation reports that US airlines in November had the highest on-time rates seen in eight years.

Airports

Clearing snow from airport runways takes planning, precision (Source: Journal Sentinel)
Snow crews at Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport execute a precise snow removal plan for clearing runways between airplane landings and departures.

Car Rental

Car rental brand expands its high-end lineup (Source: Travel Pulse)
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has teamed with Jaguar to add the F-Type SVR to its Exotic Car Collection.

Hotels

Westin Las Vegas focuses on amenities over gaming (Source: Travel Weekly)
When a new owner took over the Westin Las Vegas Hotel and Spa in 2015, it decided to overhaul the venue and replace the smoky casino space with more typical Westin amenities.

Technology

Good travel apps can make a world of difference (Source: Travel Pulse)
The right apps can make for a better travel experience, Jacob Marek writes.

New State Department Advisory Website Gains Travel Industry Favor (Source: Travel Market Report)
The new State Department travel advisory website is gaining praises from industry participants for its cleaner design and easier to understand format.

Vacation

New Orleans is ready to celebrate its 300th birthday (Source: Travel Pulse)
Several travel guides have named New Orleans a top destination for 2018, as the “The Big Easy” readies to celebrate its tricentennial year with special cultural offerings.

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