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September 13, 2018

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Airlines

A4A: Low fares, booming economy led to record-breaking summer (Source: Washington Examiner)
The Transportation Security Administration screened 253 million travelers this summer, topping the same period last year by 6% and setting a new record.

Alaska Airlines partners with Neste on renewable fuel (Source: The Points Guy)
Alaska Airlines is partnering with renewable diesel producer Neste to design, create and implement renewable-fuel solutions for the aviation industry. 

Interview with A4A CEO Nicholas Calio (Source: Connected Aviation Today)
In this interview, Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio talks about how the commercial aviation industry has grown and changed in the 40 years since deregulation.

Interview with United CEO Oscar Munoz (Source: CNBC)
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz talks about the importance of the Latino travel market. 

United Airlines reports increased August traffic (Source: Chicago Business Journal)
United Airlines reported that its overall domestic traffic increased 10% in August, compared with last year, with its regional traffic growing 21% and mainline traffic growing 8%.

United to replace plastic straws and cocktail picks with bamboo (Source: WILX10) 
United Airlines will in November eliminate plastic straws and cocktail picks, replacing them with items made from bamboo.

Airports

New boarding technology unveiled at Va. airport (Source: The Washington Post)
Customs and Border Protection has launched a facial-recognition system at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Hotels

Hotels add the latest in fitness amenities (Source: Commercial Property Executive)
The Hilton New Orleans Riverside and the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas are among upscale hotels that have updated amenities to meet the current fitness trend among guests.

Which new trendy hotels in NYC are economical? (Source: Travel Pulse)
Visitors on a budget in New York City looking for a new, hip place to stay have several options.

Security

Bill would restrict Precheck lanes to enrolled travelers (Source: Forbes)
The Precheck is Precheck Act of 2018 would direct the Transportation Security Administration to allow only travelers enrolled in Precheck to use expedited screening lanes.

Vacation

Taking a calm path in the Bywater section of New Orleans (Source: Travel Age West)
New Orleans’ dynamic Bywater Historic District, which is not far from the French Quarter, offers visitors a chance to experience the tranquil side of the city.

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