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November  2, 2017

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Airlines expect record number of flyers for Thanksgiving (Source: CNBC)
Airlines for America predicts that 28.5 million travelers will fly this year during the 12-day Thanksgiving holiday period, a 3% lift over last year’s record 27 million passengers.

Airports want to raise your taxes just in time for the holidays (Source: Airlines.org)
Airlines are warning travelers about misguided efforts to increase the PFC airport tax passenger facility charges, which are assessed on plane tickets and paid to airports, despite the fact that airports are sitting on billions of dollars they aren’t using now.

Southwest carries more passengers in Q3 despite hurricanes (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Southwest Airlines’ passenger traffic in the third quarter was higher than in 2016, even amid operational disruptions from the hurricanes.


A4A Air Traffic Management Desk plays key role in navigating storms (Source: Airlines.org)
The A4A Air Traffic Management Desk serves as an information clearinghouse for airlines during weather events like hurricanes, helping carriers keep up with changing conditions at airports and to resume normal schedules after the storms pass.

Airline claims mantle of longest nonstop flight (Source: CNTraveler)
United Airlines has debuted the longest nonstop flight to or from the United States, a route between Los Angeles and Singapore.

Southwest to offer twice-daily nonstop Cleveland-Milwaukee service (Source: Cleveland.com)
On Sunday, Southwest Airlines will launch twice-daily nonstop service between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.


Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria to open in 2022 (Source: Hotel Management)
The Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria will be London’s first Waldorf Astoria-branded hotel when it opens in 2022.

Hotel operator rolls out new soft brand (Source: Travel Pulse)
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has debuted its third soft brand, the BW Signature Collection, with New York’s Brooklyn Way Hotel and Vermont’s Killington Mountain Lodge as the brand’s first two properties.

Virgin Hotels coming to D.C. (Source: wtop)
A Virgin Hotels property is slated to open in Washington, D.C., in 2019.


IATA survey shows travelers ready to embrace technology solutions (Source: Travel Agent Central)
The International Air Transport Association’s 2017 Global Passenger Survey shows travelers are ready to embrace technology that can ease their trips, including biometric identification tokens and real-time information updates sent to personal devices.


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