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August 15, 2019

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Delta Prepares to Leave Narita Following U.S. DOT Decision (Source: Business Travel News)
Beginning in March 2020, Delta will transfer its full U.S.-Tokyo operations from Narita to Haneda.

FAA’s Dickson: No timelines for returning 737 MAX to the skies (Source: Airways)
Stephen Dickson, the new head of the Federal Aviation Administration, says he won’t allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to commercial service again “until I’m completely assured that it is safe to do so.

Op-ed: DOT guidance on service animals improves air travel for all  (Source: The Hill)
Suzanne Boda, senior vice president at American Airlines, and Albert Rizzi, founder of the My Blind Spot disabilities advocacy group, applaud steps taken by the Department of Transportation to protect the rights of airline customers and trained service animals that travel with them.


OAG: 15.2M passengers to fly during Labor Day weekend (Source: Travel Pulse)
OAG predicts 15.2 million passengers worldwide will fly between Thursday, Aug. 29 and Monday, Sept. 2.

Business Travel

Study: New York, Chicago, Vegas top the list for meeting destinations (Source: Travel Daily News)
Meeting planners will keep returning to New York, Chicago and Las Vegas, followed by Orlando and Washington, D.C., over the next two years, STR’s 2019 DestinationMAP study says.


Marriott rolls out app tracker for hotel shuttle vans (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Marriott International’s app now can track hotel shuttles at 15 hotels near four airports, with plans to roll out to 200 more hotels by year’s end.

Philly’s peak hotel experience debuts with Four Seasons (Source: Philadelphia Business Journal)
The Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center opened Monday atop the city’s tallest building.

Tradition-conscious update set for Beverly Hills’ Hilton (Source: Travel Pulse)
A top-to-bottom overhaul of California’s iconic Beverly Hilton hotel is expected to be completed by early 2020, in time for the luxury property’s 65th anniversary.


FAA bans some Apple laptops with recalled batteries (Source: The Hill)
The Federal Aviation Administration has banned certain 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops from flights due to fire concerns.


72 airlines now participate in TSA Precheck program (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
The Transportation Security Administration has added five international airlines to its Precheck trusted traveler program: Austrian Airlines, Mexico’s Interjet and Aerobus, Philippine Airlines’ PAL.

Interjet Airlines to join TSA Precheck program (Source: The Yucatan Times)
Interjet Airlines announced it will join the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Precheck program, which will be effective immediately.

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