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January 3, 2019

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Airlines

American Airlines to focus on on-time performance in 2019 (Source: Charlotte Business Journal)
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker and President Robert Isom sent a year-end memo to the carrier’s 120,000-plus employees, outlining plans to make on-time reliability a major focus in 2019.

Airlines update cabins with new designs, amenities (Source: apex)
Airlines introduced new cabin configurations and updated amenities in 2018.

Interview with Air Canada CEO Calin Rovinescu (Source: Travel Weekly)
Calin Rovinescu, the CEO of Air Canada, shares his thoughts and predictions for 2019, including continued growth in the economy and the gross domestic product generally.

Airports

Boston airport has shortest security wait times in the US (Source: WCVB)
Travelers flying out of Boston’s Logan International Airport over the summer waited an average of 9.58 minutes in security lines, according to the Transportation Security Administration. 

Des Moines International Airport begins expansion work (Source: WHOTV)
Nearly 3 million travelers are expected in 2019 to fly out of Iowa’s Des Moines International Airport, where ticket prices are expected to remain steady.

Hotels

Boutique hotel names grow in US (Source: Forbes)
AccorHotels, Hyatt and Marriott have invested in boutique hotel companies in recent years, and Hilton has focused on boutique brands even as it shed its real estate assets.

Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, completes room renovations (Source: USA Today)
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, recently completed an update of its guest rooms and the La Prairie Spa.

Venerable Boston inn repurposed as micro-hotel (Source: Boston Curbed)
FOUND Hotel Boston, featuring 66 micro-rooms and two that can be shared with acquaintances or strangers, made its debut last week in the city’s Theater District.

Technology

Airlines experiment with facial-recognition technology (Source: CNBC)
Airlines are experimenting with facial-recognition technology in an attempt to expedite passengers’ security and boarding processes.

Security

Next-generation scanner introduced at Denver’s airport (Source: Travel Weekly)
The TSA has begun trialing a screening system that allows passengers to pose with their arms down, rather than the arms-above-the-head pose required for existing systems.

 

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