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June 1, 2023

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Delta Air Lines Opens Check-In Facility In Los Angeles (Source: Simple Flying)
Delta Air Lines has completed the second phase of its $2.3 billion infrastructure upgrade at Los Angeles International Airport with the opening of a new headhouse with upgraded check-in facilities, including self-service kiosks. “We’re building on our position as LAX’s leading premium global carrier and achieving yet another infrastructure milestone ahead of schedule – enabling an ever-elevated travel journey for our Los Angeles customers,” said Scott Santoro, vice president of global sales.

World’s Best Airline For 2023 Named By (Source: CNN)
Its economy lie-flat seating concept is making waves, and now Air New Zealand is officially the airline of the year, at least according to Australia-based aviation safety and product rating agency cites AirNZ’s intriguing SkyNest economy beds – set to launch in 2024 – as one of the key factors determining its number one spot.

France Formally Bans Some Domestic Flights (Source: Business Travel News)
France has formally banned some short-haul domestic flights where there is an alternative train journey of less than two and a half hours.  The French government initially announced plans to prohibit internal flights on some routes as part of its Climate Law in 2021, but the policy was only given the green light by the European Commission in December 2022.


The 100 Best Hotels In The World (Source: Travel + Leisure)
The best hotels in the world span every continent except Antarctica, though Travel + Leisure readers show an affinity for properties in Europe and their own backyard: the United States.  With international travel’s steady revival, Travel + Leisure readers have finally been able to revisit (and celebrate) their favorite hotels around the world — and check off many that have long been on their must-stay lists. This year’s top 100 winners reflect the resurgence of global jet-setting, especially as European countries reopened their borders to American travelers.

Inside A Stay At The May Fair Hotel, A London Location Fit For A King (Source: The Points Guy)
If you’re planning a trip to London, the odds might be a touch low for getting an invite to stay in Buckingham Palace, but you can stay just a 12-minute walk away from the front gates if you choose The May Fair Hotel for your temporary home away from home. This hotel has been around since 1927, and as the mounted sign in the lobby will tell you, its connections to royalty abound, as King George V and Queen Mary have even paid a visit.

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