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June 2, 2022

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Airlines

Largest U.S. Carriers Top April On-Time Rankings (Source: Business Travel News)
The three largest U.S. carriers took the top three spots for North American April 2022 on-time performance, each posting more than 80 percent of arrivals on time, according to Cirium’s monthly report.

Delta’s New LaGuardia Terminal to Open This Week (Source: Business Travel News)
Delta Air Lines’ new Terminal C at New York’s LaGuardia Airport is scheduled to debut June 4, Delta announced Wednesday. The new terminal is part of a $4 billion project that eventually will consolidate Terminals C and D at the airport, similar to Delta’s approach with Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport.

Delta, Air France Partner on New York-Paris Schedule (Source: Simple Flying)
Air France and Delta Air Lines are teaming up to provide nine daily flights between New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Paris’ international airports of Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG) and Orly International Airport. Both airlines are part of the SkyTeam airline alliance, which means frequent flier air miles can be used on either airline. The goal is to give high quality airline options to connect New York City and Paris.

Smaller U.S. Cities See Largest Airfare Increases (Source: Business Travel News)
Secondary and tertiary markets are seeing the largest year-over-year increases in average U.S. airfares, according to a report released this week by CheapAir.com. The company assessed 128 million airfares in April in cities across the United States, it noted in the report. Based on destination, the fare increases ranged from 14 percent at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport to 42 percent at Dayton International Airport.

Delta is Trimming Summer Schedule by 100 Flights Per Day (Source: Travel Weekly)
Delta will cut its schedule by 100 flights per day between July 1 and Aug. 7, as rising Covid-19 cases and vendors’ staffing shortages challenge operations. The Atlanta-based airline said the reductions will be made primarily to high-frequency markets in the U.S. and Latin America.

General Interest

Airlines Push White House to End Pre-Departure Testing (Source: CNN)
White House officials met May 31 with representatives from Airlines for America and the US Travel Association, who urged the Biden administration to drop COVID-19 testing requirements for vaccinated international travelers. “Quite frankly, the only impact the pre-departure testing requirement is having is a chilling effect on an already fragile economy here in the US,” Airlines for America CEO Nick Calio said.

Security

JFK Airport Offers Reservation Times For Security Screening (Source: Passenger Terminal Today)
New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has become the seventh airport to implement Clear Secure’s virtual queue program allowing passengers to reserve time slots for security screening at Terminal 4. JFK T4 Reserve powered by Clear will need to be made at least 72 hours before departure.

Hotels

Mexico City Has New Mansion-Turned Hotel (Source: Travel + Leisure Online)
A new boutique hotel in Mexico was borne out of a 1940s mansion, and developers plan to open the lush 19-room property today. Among the amenities are a litany of luxury bath products and perpetual food service, and guests can even order a meal from nearby restaurants.

New Raleigh, N.C., Hotel In The Works (Source: MeetingsNet)
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants has announced it will open a hotel in downtown Raleigh, N.C., as part of a 20-story mixed-use development. Located two blocks west of the North Carolina Capitol building, on the site of the current Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown, the new-build hotel is expected to open in 2025.

Housekeepers Struggle as U.S. Hotels Ditch Daily Room Cleaning (Source: Travel Weekly)
After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki Beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off furniture and scrubbed away layers of grime on the toilet and bathtub. She even got on her hands and knees to pick confetti from the carpet that a heavy-duty vacuum failed to swallow up.

Ground Transportation

The Trains Of The Future Are Coming – At 400 MPH (Source: CNN)
Faster, cleaner, greener and packed with advanced technology; rail is the only transport mode currently well placed to provide the backbone of our future mobility needs. But, while a few niche projects promise ultra high-speed travel, much of the industry is focused on keeping the world’s increasingly urbanized population moving while simultaneously limiting the effects of climate change.

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