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November  9, 2017

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Airlines

Boeing eyes restart of 767 passenger model production (Source: Reuters)
Boeing could restart production of the passenger model of its 767 aircraft as United Continental considers buying new 767s to replace aging planes.

IATA reports 5.7% increase in Sept. air passenger travel demand (Source: Reuters)
The International Air Transport Association reports that worldwide demand for air passenger travel rose 5.7% in September, compared to the same month in 2016.

JetBlue enhances in-flight entertainment, connectivity (Source: Aviation Week)
JetBlue Airways will fit its newest planes with seat-back screens for in-flight entertainment, even as other carriers drop the screens in favor of encouraging travelers to use their own electronic devices.

Southwest adds 4 cities to nonstop roster at Calif. airport (Source: SFGate)
In July 2018, Southwest Airlines will expand its service at Oakland International Airport in California with nonstop flights to San Antonio International Airport, Florida’s Orlando International Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and Indianapolis International Airport.

United Airlines makes major changes to their frequent flyer program (Source: One Mile at a Time)
On November 1, United Airlines updated their Mileage Plus frequent flyer program.

United Airlines retires its last Boeing 747 (Source: USA Today)
United Airlines flew its final Boeing 747 flight on Tuesday.

Hotels

New hotels help accommodate Canada’s tourism growth (Source: Travel Market Report)
Canada’s tourism industry is having a good year, and the country’s hotel industry offers a collection of new properties serving various types of tourists.

Security

42 airlines now participate in TSA PreCheck (Source: CN Traveler)
The Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program, which is available to travelers at more than 180 airports across the US, now has 42 participating airlines.

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