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October  27, 2017

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Airlines

Air Canada exceeds Q3 expectations (Source: Reuters)
Air Canada beat third-quarter estimates, helped by lower costs and annual yields that grew by 0.4%.

IATA predicts strong growth in air travel worldwide (Source: Eturbo News)
The International Air Transport Association predicts that nearly 7.8 billion travelers will take to the air in 2036, almost twice as many as are expected to fly this year.

JetBlue ends partnership with some online travel agencies (Source: Fox Business)
JetBlue Airways is severing ties with 12 online travel agencies in an effort to reduce costs.

JetBlue unveils boarding process based on aircraft type, seating  (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
JetBlue Airways is starting to board passengers according to specific seating locations and type of aircraft as of this week, instead of the previous front-to-back process.

JetBlue announces new Minneapolis/Boston route (Source: Airline Geeks)
JetBlue Airways has announced new service between its Boston hub and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport beginning May 3, 2018.

United Airlines to serve new cheeseburger on flights (Source: SFGATE)
United Airlines will start serving a new $10 burger featuring smoked gouda cheese starting Nov. 1. The burger will be available on domestic flights that run more than 3.5 hours.

Airports

Miami airport launches automated security lanes (Source: Miami Herald)
Miami International Airport this month launched two automated security lanes at its Concourse D international connector checkpoint, which serves American Airlines passengers.

Hotels

Fairfield by Marriott’s new design will celebrate its origins (Source: Hotel Management)
Fairfield by Marriott will introduce a new brand design in November to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

New York hotel to offer guests $1,000 bagel (Source: San Francisco Chronicle)
The Westin New York in Times Square is putting its $1,000 bagel back on the menu for a limited time, following its debut a decade ago.

Weligama Bay Marriott opens for business in Sri Lanka (Source: CPExecutive)
The 188-key and 10-suite Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa is opening as the company’s first hotel in Sri Lanka.

Car Rental

Rental car companies get cars ready for Canadian winter (Source: The Globe and Mail)
Major rental car companies in Canada, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, follow maintenance schedules to winterize their vehicles, such as making sure there is enough windshield washer fluid and antifreeze in the coolant.

Security

FAA picks new airport safety, standards deputy director (Source: Transportation Today)
The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen Patricia Chasse Hiatt as its new Deputy Director of Airport Safety and Standards.

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