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July 3, 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.

Airlines

JetBlue leaving Hobby Airport in favor of Bush International (Source: Chicago Tribune)
JetBlue Airways on Oct. 27 will leave Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and relocate to nearby George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

United to offer stroopwafels on all flights (Source: Chron)
United Airlines is making stroopwafels available to all economy flyers, regardless of flight departure time.

Airports

Interview with American Airlines CIO Maya Leibman (Source: Yahoo Finance)
Maya Leibman, senior vice president and chief information officer for American Airlines, says that airlines experience IT outages at about the same rate as other industries.

Ohio airports receive $20M for infrastructure improvements (Source: Cleveland.com)
The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $20 million in grants for improvements at Ohio’s Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Burke Lakefront Airport, including $14.9 million to pay for taxiway improvements at Hopkins.

Hotels

Oyo makes $300 million US investment (Source: Dallas News)
Indian hotel chain Oyo is establishing its US headquarters in Dallas with a $300 million investment.

Travel Tip – 

Avoid getting lost in translation on business trips (Source: inc.com)
When traveling to a country where you don’t speak the local language, it’s helpful to learn a few key phrases, plan ahead on transportation and make sure you have needed addresses translated or plotted on a map, writes Johnny Jet CEO John DiScala.

Security

National Guard helping out with security at Boston airport (Source: CBS Boston)
The National Guard is helping Massachusetts State Police maintain security at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Travel industry looks to biometrics to improve wait times, security (Source: Bloomberg)
Facial recognition and fingerprint scans are two biometric systems the travel industry is using to increase security and improve wait times at airport checkpoints. 

TSA: July 4 travelers will only see slight delay at checkpoints (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Travelers taking flights during the July 4 holiday will only be delayed slightly at security checkpoints, with the busiest day happening on Sunday, said David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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