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May 31, 2018

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A4A: 246.1M passengers to fly with US airlines this summer (Source: USA Today)
Airlines for America estimates that 246.1 million passengers will fly aboard US airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31.

American Airlines adds 4 seasonal flights to Europe (Source: Traveler)
American Airlines is adding seasonal direct flights from Chicago to Venice, Italy; Dallas to Reykjavik, Iceland and Philadelphia to Budapest, Hungary and Prague in the Czech Republic.

American Airlines exec discusses fleet growth plans (Source: Flight Global)
Vasu Raja, vice president for planning at American Airlines, discusses the carrier’s future plans for fleet expansion. 

American Airlines’ Main Cabin Extra passengers to get complimentary perks (Source: Travel Leisure)
Passengers in American Airlines’ Main Cabin Extra seats will receive complimentary wine, beer and spirits starting June 9.

Southwest considers adding flights to Canada, Europe (Source: Travel Pulse)
CEO Gary Kelly said Southwest Airlines could add flights to Canada, South America and Europe in the future.

Survey: Airline customer satisfaction on the rise (Source: J.D. Power)
The annual J.D. Power customer service satisfaction survey of US airlines found that airline customer satisfaction has continued to rise for the seventh consecutive year, thanks to investment in the product and low fares.


Hilton, Country Garden Hotels enter partnership (Source: Travel Pulse)
Six Country Garden Hotels in Shanghai will come under Hilton management thanks to a new partnership between the companies.

Hotels work to cultivate local vibe (Source: Hotel News Now)
Hotel Indigo prioritizes meeting the local vibe of each location.

Proper Hotel San Francisco showcases eclectic design (Source: Forbes)
The Proper Hotel San Francisco, which opened last year, features “an eclectic (yet cozy) mishmash of artwork, furnishings and preserved original details (the lobby marble, for example, is over 80 years old),” writes Katie Chang.


DHS program aims to improve passenger screening (Source: Nextgov)
The Department of Homeland Security’s Apex Screening at Speed program is working to modernize and improve how Transportation Security Administration officers screen air travelers.

TSA sets new passenger screening record at Atlanta airport (Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Transportation Security Administration officers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport screened 93,082 passengers the Friday before Memorial Day, setting a new record.


Fitness buffs find adventure in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Source: The New York Times)
Chattanooga, which is located at the base of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee, offers visitors a wide variety of outdoor adventures.

New Orleans’ latest additions spur visitor growth (Source: Travel Age West)
New Orleans saw more than a 6% rise in visitors and tourism spending last year due to several new events, hotels, dining spots and attractions. 

Wellness travelers hit the jackpot in Aspen, Colo. (Source: Travel Age West)
Aspen, a wealthy, remote community in Colorado, is a veritable hub for a wide range of wellness activities.

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