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September 06, 2018

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Alaska Airlines announces new rules for emotional support animals (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Alaska Airlines has tightened its rules for emotional support animals. 

Icelandair Fuel Surcharges Increase (Source: CCRA)
Due to fluctuations in fuel prices and the rate of exchange on the world market, Icelandair will be increasing its fuel surcharge on all published and net fares confirmed from Saturday, September 1, 2018. 

Southwest’s new ESA policy goes into effect Sept. 17 (Source: News Channel 8)
Beginning Sept. 17, Southwest Airlines will implement a new emotional support animal policy designed to ensure a comfortable and safe flight experience for customers and crew members. 

Southwest to launch new routes in 2019 (Source: Travel & Leisure)
Southwest Airlines will in March 2019 add seasonal flights to Cancun from Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Raleigh-Durham and San Antonio; from St. Louis to Jamaica and the Dominican Republic; and to Cabo San Lucas from Baltimore. 

United Airlines adds 3 new routes (Source: Anna Aero)
United Airlines on Aug. 29 launched year-round flights to Prescott, Ariz., from Los Angeles International Airport and Colorado’s Denver International Airport. 

United to invest $200M in Hawaii’s airports over 9 years (Source: Pacific Business News)
United Airlines plans to invest $200 million over nine years at Hawaiian airports, upgrading employee tools and resources, and also improving the customer experience.


Airport hotels offer convenience, great views (Source: CNN Travel)
Airport hotels can offer comfort, convenience and fantastic views of the airfield, writes Matt Falcus.


1,010-key project going up on Ga. Dome site (Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle)
A 1,010-room hotel is going up on the former site of Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. 

AC Hotel makes Cleveland-area debut with taste of Spain, France (Source: Cleveland.com)
Happy hour with Spanish sparkling wine and a continental breakfast featuring French croissants are among the European touches greeting guests at the new AC Hotel in the Cleveland-area development of Pinecrest. 

Retro meets radical in new Denver hotel complex (Source: Successful Meetings)
Developers of a food hall in an 1880s foundry near downtown Denver have added an industrial-hip new-build next door that combines three restaurants, a brewery and a market hall with a 100-room hotel. 

San Francisco’s Payne Mansion to open as hotel (Source: Fortune)
Payne Mansion in San Francisco is slated for redevelopment as a hotel and restaurant that should open before the end of the year. 

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok opens its doors (Source: Travel Weekly)
The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok has opened its doors with 171 guest rooms. 

Waldorf-Astoria brand arriving in Las Vegas (Source: The Associated Press)
The 389-key Mandarin Oriental Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip is being rebranded as a Waldorf-Astoria.


Alaska Airlines testing NASA’s TAP software (Source: K5 NEWS)
Alaska Airlines is testing software developed by NASA to save fuel and time. The Traffic Aware Planner system suggests flight paths and angles that minimize the effect of headwinds and weather.

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