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June 6, 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 Airlines CEO weighs in on what it means to be a chief executive (Source: Business Insider)
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker spoke with Business Insider about his leadership mindset and what led him to engineer two of the biggest airline mergers in the last 20 years.

Experts say pilot napping in cockpits could improve safety (Source: The Conversation)
Scott Winter, Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies and Stephen Rice, Professor of Human Factors, both at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, write that one of two pilots in a commercial airplane cockpit should be allowed to nap, to reduce the risks associated with exhaustion.

United begins service from newly renovated N.Y. terminal (Source: Travel Market Report)
United Airlines has begun serving passengers from the revamped Terminal B at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a move that is part of a larger, multibillion-dollar renovation.


Miami airport gets $5B funding boost (Source: South Florida Business Journal)
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a $5 billion capital improvement program at Miami International Airport.

Plethora of technology aids $1.6B L.A. airport expansion (Source: Construction Dive)
Laser scans, augmented and virtual reality, building information modeling and smart glasses have helped to keep a $1.6 billion expansion at Los Angeles International Airport running smoothly.

FAA to distribute $840M in grants to 381 airports (Source: Fox Business)
The Federal Aviation Administration will issue grants worth $840 million to fund infrastructure projects at 381 airports.


Boston’s luxurious lock-up: Historic jail is now Liberty Hotel (Source: Travel & Leisure)
A 19th-century jail has done the lovely Beacon Hill proud with a fascinating renovation into a well-appointed, contemporary hotel.


Keep belongings safe and secure at the airport (Source: Travelers United)
Here are 11 tips to keep you and your belongings safe and secure when traveling by air.

TSA now permits hemp-derived CBD oils (Source: NBC News)
The Transportation Security Administration has updated its policies to allow air travelers to board with Food and Drug Administration-approved marijuana-based drugs and products with hemp-derived CBD oils.

What travelers need to know about Real ID (Source: Newsweek)
The Transportation Security Administration will begin enforcing the Real ID Act on October 1, 2020, requiring travelers to present Real ID-compliant identification before boarding US aircraft.


U.S. Eliminates People-to-People Travel to Cuba (Source: Travel Market Report)
New amendments that will all but cripple American travel to Cuba were unveiled today.

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