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January 30, 2020

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.

Airlines

Airlines advance sustainable air travel through sustainable fuels (Source: Arilines.org)
US airlines have a strong sustainability record, serving 42% more passengers and cargo in 2018 than they did in 2000. 

Airlines reduce China flights (Source: Forbes)
Delta, American, United and Air Canada have all reduced service from North America to Beijing and Shanghai due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. 

Commercial air travel safer than ever, study finds (Source: Consumer Affairs)
Commercial air travel is safer than it has ever been and that record is likely to continue improving, MIT professor Arnold Barnett concluded after analyzing nine years of flight data.

Airports

Airports, TSA prepare for Super Bowl (Source: USA Today)
Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Miami International Airport are preparing for the onslaught of football fans for Super Bowl on Sunday with extra staff, extended concessions and football-related art. 

Coronavirus update: 20 US airports now screening (Source: CNN)
The State Department is evacuating US government personnel and private American citizens from Wuhan, China and the Centers for Disease Control is now monitoring travelers for symptoms of the virus at 20 US airports.

Miami airport preps for Super Bowl traffic (Source: WJNO Radio)
The Miami-Dade Aviation Department is preparing for thousands of visitors to arrive for the Super Bowl by adding more security workers and Transportation Security Administration agents.

Phoenix airport completes terminal relocation, prepares to move mural (Source: AZFamily.com)
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will soon say goodbye to Terminal 2, as remaining operations will relocate to the recently expanded and modernized terminal, which will be known as the John S. McCain III Terminal 3.

Sea-Tac Airport plan considers future growth (Source: Puget Sound Business Journal)
A $2.3 billion Sustainable Airport Master Plan is designed to help Seattle-Tacoma International Airport accommodate growing passenger volume.

Hotels

Advice for staying safe at a hotel (Source: Travel Pulse)
To ensure a safe hotel stay, you should dispose of key envelopes that contain the hotel name and other information, be careful not to say your room number out loud and get to know your surroundings, including escape routes to the nearest exits.

Technology

The Best International Phone Plans for Travelers (Source: Smarter Travel)
Comb the web for a bit, and it’s not hard to find horror stories of overseas cell phone usage gone wrong, with people paying more for data than they did for their airfare or accidentally spending a month’s rent on background app refreshes.

Things to know

4 Things to Know About the Coronavirus and Other Outbreaks Abroad (Source: Smarter Travel)
The current coronavirus outbreak in China highlights a longstanding problem in travel: What to do when a contagious disease breaks out in an area you’d like to visit.

 

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