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July 25, 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

Airlines use engaging safety videos to get passengers to pay attention (Source: Intelligencer)
Airlines are rolling out engaging safety videos at a faster clip than before, in an effort to reinforce their branding and encourage passengers to pay attention to critical safety information.

Calif. airport opens 9 gates in new $2.4B terminal (Source: UPI)
California’s San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday opened nine gates at its new terminal.

DOT approves American Airlines and Qantas joint venture (Source: Forbes)
The US Department of Transportation has approved a joint venture between American Airlines and Qantas, which will allow the two carriers to codeshare on certain routes and combine operations in certain airports.

FAA approves design that offers more room for middle-seat passengers (Source: Yahoo)
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved Molon Labe Seating’s S1, an airliner seating structure that features a staggered design that makes the middle seat wider than those on either side and also provides equal access to armrests.

Airports

ATL to ban smoking, remove lounges (Source: International Business Times)
Georgia’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is set to implement a total ban on indoor smoking and vaping on Jan. 2, 2020.

Tenn. airport sets new record with 17M passengers in a year (Source: Times Free Press)
Tennessee’s Nashville International Airport served a record 17 million passengers from July 2018 through June 2019, up 15% compared to the same period a year before.

Hotels

Hotel guests give Ritz, Hard Rock, Best Western top marks (Source: USA Today)
Travelers staying in luxury hotels give the highest marks to The Ritz-Carlton, while the Hard Rock Hotel and Best Western Premier took the spots for upper upscale and upscale in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study released Wednesday.

Fla. Guitar Hotel to start taking bookings 3 months from debut (Source: Sun Sentinel)
Reservations will be accepted beginning Wednesday for the 638-room Guitar Hotel tower and the seven-story, 168-room Oasis Tower at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Both will open in late October.

Tru by Hilton to open hotel in Wash. state (Source: The Spokesman-Review)
Tru by Hilton plans to expand into Washington with a 43,000-square-foot, four-story hotel in Spokane Valley.

Technology

Calif. airport introduces germ-resistant bins at TSA checkpoints (Source: Los Angeles KCAL9 News)
Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday rolled out new germ-resistant bins at its security checkpoints.

Robots are now helping you with your luggage in Dallas (Source: Get.com)
How would you react to a robot helping you with your baggage at the airport? You may have a chance to find out soon if you’ll be passing through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).

Vacations

How to save on foreign transaction fees (Source: airfarewatchdog)
As a traveler, you can’t ever come out ahead on a foreign exchange transaction, but you can often come out close to even.

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