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May 10, 2018

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Air Canada starts daily Edmonton-San Francisco service  (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Air Canada has started daily flights between Edmonton, Alberta, and San Francisco, one of 25 new routes it will be launching this summer.

American Airlines to buy 15 jets each from Bombardier, Embraer (Source: Air Transport World)
American Airlines has ordered 15 CRJ900 regional jets from Bombardier and 15 E175s from Embraer, with options to purchase 15 more of each.

Global air passenger traffic up 9.5% in March (Source: Air Transport World)
The International Air Transport Association reported that passenger traffic around the globe increased 9.5% in March and overall capacity increased 6.4% for the month.

JetBlue launches service at Minneapolis airport (Source: Travel Pulse)
JetBlue Airways has launched service at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Southwest to lease Alaska Airlines slots at Reagan National (Source: Inside Nova)
Southwest Airlines will expand its footprint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport by leasing take-off and landing slots from Alaska Airlines.

United Airlines reports 5.1% increase in April RPMs (Source: eTurbo News)
United Airlines reported a 5.1% increase in April revenue passenger miles compared to 2017, while available seat miles increased 6.1%.


Airports can use digital signs to improve customer experience (Source: Aviation Pros)
Paul Redding of NEC Display Solutions describes how digital signs can improve the airport experience for travelers.

American Airlines switches concourses at Cincinnati-area airport (Source: Cincinnati.com)
American Airlines has moved from Concourse A to Concourse B at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Global Bazaar food hall opens at N.J. airport (Source: The Moddie Davitt Report)
United Airlines and OTG have created the Global Bazaar, a food hall at Terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, which will change throughout the day to offer different options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Following $550M investment, Monte Carlo ready to open as Park MGM (Source: La Times)
With the wrap-up of a $550 million overhaul, the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas is being rebranded as the Park MGM.

Hotels change shampoo-bottle size to appeal to business travelers (Source: Los Angeles Times)
Multiple Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels brands are doing away with travel-size shampoo and conditioner bottles in favor of large, wall-mounted pump bottles.

Hyatt expands with 2 luxury hotel openings in South America (Source: Travel Weekly)
Hyatt Hotels has debuted two new luxurious Hyatt Centric properties in South America: the 254-room Hyatt Centric San Isidro Lima in Peru and the 166-room Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago in Chile.

Preferred Hotels adds 35 properties worldwide (Source: Travel Pulse)
Preferred Hotels & Resorts added 35 properties worldwide to its ranks during the first three months of this year.

Wyndham Hotels to continue brand acquisition strategy following spinoff (Source: Skift)
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts will look to buy more brands following its spinoff from Wyndham Worldwide.


TSA adds 6 foreign airlines to Precheck program (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
The Transportation Security Administration has added six foreign airlines to its Precheck program, including British Airways, Condor, Porter Airlines and SAS.

TSA asks foreign airports to tighten screening for US-bound flights (Source: Reuters)
The Transportation Security Administration is asking foreign airports to tighten passenger screening procedures for US-bound flights.

TSA struggles with giving accurate security wait-time data (Source: CONDÊ NAST Traveler)
The MyTSA mobile app has long struggled to deliver accurate wait-time information for passengers headed to security checkpoints, and this has been a source of frustration for travelers.


Finding cultural gems just a train ride from Paris (Source: Travel Agent)
The French city of Chartres, which is about a three-hour train ride away from Paris, is home to a variety of cultural attractions.

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