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January 4, 2018

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Airlines

2017 was all-time safest year for commercial aviation (Source: REUTERS)
Last year was the safest year on record for commercial air travel with no commercial passenger jet fatalities recorded by airlines, according to the Aviation Safety Network and the Dutch aviation consulting firm To70.

Airlines testing biometric technology to expedite boarding process (Source: CBS Evening News)
Airlines are experimenting with facial recognition technology in an effort to speed up the boarding process.

United embraces slimline design to add seats to 757-300 fleet (Source: Flight Global)
United Airlines will reconfigure its Boeing 757-300 fleet with slimline seats, adding 20 seats in the economy cabin.

Airports

An interview with airport architect Pat Askew (Source: SKIFT)
Pat Askew has helped to design airports around the world. In this interview, the architect talks about design challenges like providing adequate light, space and retail options while maintaining a relatively quiet, calm atmosphere.

Hotels

Marriott debuts Delta Hotels in China (Source: TravelPulse)
Maryland-based Marriott International has opened Delta Hotels by Marriott Shanghai Baoshan in China.

Security

TSA says old driver’s licenses OK for air travel until 2020 (Source: Koat.com)
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England announced that driver’s licenses from all 50 states will be acceptable identification for domestic US air travel until Oct. 1, 2020.

Vacation

San Francisco: City of not-to-be-missed neighborhoods (Source: Travel Pulse)
San Francisco is home to a diverse collection of cultural enclaves.

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