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August 8, 2019

Industry News – Click on the title to read the full article. Many of the sources below require a free registration to gain access to the article. If a paid registration is required, the individual source will be noted.


American expands Five Star Service to 4 more airports (Source: Dallas Business Journal)
American Airlines is rolling out its premium Five Star Service at Texas’ Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Nashville International Airport, New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport and Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

Corporate customers to get American Airlines’ priority benefits (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Passengers with American Airlines Corporate Travel Agreements tickets now will get the carrier’s Priority Access benefits of preferred seats and a level of priority security lines, check-in and boarding, as well as precedence during mechanical or weather issues.

JetBlue plans to lower fares to Europe with 2021 service launch (Source: Travel Pulse)
JetBlue Airways plans to drastically lower fares between the US and Europe when it launches transatlantic flights in 2021.


Best/worst list: Chicago’s Midway gets no props; San Diego soars (Source: Fox Business)
Chicago’s Midway International ranks as the country’s worst airport, while San Diego International Airport is the best, according to a study by The Points Guy. 

Mich. airports to receive more than 34M in federal grants (Source: WXYZ Detroit)
Four Michigan airports will receive Federal Aviation Administration grants to support infrastructure improvements.

New commission chief to guide ongoing improvements at Minn. airport  (Source: StarTribune)
Rick King is the newly appointed head of Minnesota’s Metropolitan Airports Commission, which operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Business Travel

Top 10 US cities for business travelers looking to have a little fun (Source: Newsweek)
A study by Fundera identified the best US cities for business travelers, taking into account variables like availability and cost of hotels, transportation and entertainment options.


Edmonton entertainment district welcomes JW Marriott (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
A 346-room JW Marriott has opened in the ICE sports and entertainment district of Edmonton, Alberta.

Hotel Zelos in San Francisco offers luxurious, modern personality (Source: Travel Pulse)
If personality is the preference in a hotel, Hotel Zelos in San Francisco’s 1907 Pacific Building is brimming with it.

Room without a view: Windowless hotel room options on the rise (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Windowless hotel rooms aren’t all geared toward people with smaller wallets or those who prefer darkness and quiet.


TSA offers helpful list of items passengers can bring aboard planes (Source: CNBC)
Travelers wondering what they can pack in their checked or carry-on luggage can consult the Transportation Security Administration’s website or app for an extensive list of permitted and forbidden items.

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