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October 11, 2018

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American Airlines removes options for non-elite members if flights delayed or canceled (Source: USA Today)
AA recently announced they are removing the option to be re-accommodated on other airlines if a flight is delayed or canceled.

Southwest Airlines sees 5.3% increase in Sept. traffic (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Southwest Airlines reported a 5.3% increase in Sept. traffic compared to last year.

FAA bill includes airport funding, passenger protections (Source: Reuters)
The Federal Aviation Administration re-authorization bill extends funding for airport improvements for five years and includes a host of new airline passenger protections.

United sees lift in Sept. traffic, capacity and load factor (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
United Airlines reported a 6.7% increase in September revenue passenger miles compared with last year, with capacity up 6.1% from last year’s 21.42 billion available seat miles.


$13 billion redevelopment plan announced for JFK airport (Source: Flight Global)
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $13 billion redevelopment plan to consolidate John F. Kennedy International Airport into two terminals.

$1B renovation started at Reagan National Airport (Source: WJLA)
A three-year, $1 billion construction project has begun at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va. Twenty-eight security lanes and a 14-gate concourse will be added.

Airports cater to families with child-friendly amenities (Source: Airport Technology)
Airports around the world are improving their facilities with families in mind. Airports offer express security lanes, play areas, designated baby-changing areas, free Wi-Fi and more.

Chicago O’Hare is the most-connected airport in the US (Source: Forbes)
A report from OAG found that Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the most-connected airport in the US, with a connectivity index of 479.

N.J. airport terminal to get $2.7B replacement (Source: The News & Observer)
Crews have broken ground on a $2.7 billion project to replace Newark Liberty International Airport’s 45-year-old Terminal A.

The Club DFW opens at Texas airport (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Airport Lounge Development has launched the Club DFW lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, featuring complimentary cocktails, a hot and cold buffet and comfortable seating.

Utah airport to issue $875M in revenue bonds (Source: KUTV)
Utah’s Salt Lake City International Airport plans to issue about $875 million in tax-exempt fixed-rate airport revenue bonds later this month.


Brooklyn’s Shore Theater to reopen as boutique hotel (Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
The Shore Theater building in Brooklyn, New York, is being converted into a 50-key boutique hotel with a spa and rooftop eatery.

Cambria Hotel Austin eyes 2021 opening (Source: Statesman)
The 135-room Cambria Hotel Austin in Texas is planning a 2021 opening.

“Explosive growth” continues for Hampton by Hilton (Source: Travel Pulse)
The upper-midscale brand Hampton by Hilton continues its sector-leading momentum with the unveiling of 24 new properties.

London’s revamped Rubens at the Palace garners 5 stars (Source: Travel Market Report)
After millions of dollars in renovations, the Rubens at the Palace has been dubbed London’s latest five-star property.

Miami Beach hosts Generator’s first US venture (Source: Travel Weekly)
Generator, the edgy European hostel chain, has made its US debut with the opening of The Generator Miami.


Asbury Ocean Club on track for 2019 opening (Source: App)
The Asbury Ocean Club, Surfside Resorts and Residences in Asbury Park, N.J., is on track to open next summer.

Beijing is a City of Contrasts (Source: Travel Weekly)
Beijing, one of China’s largest cities, offers visitors a chance to experience historic or modern attractions and events.

Nashville, Tenn., is more than a country music destination (Source: The New York Times)
Although Nashville is regarded as the “home of country music,” this Tennessee city has a lot more for tourists to experience.

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