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June 20, 2024

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A Flight Attendant’s Secrets For Surviving Long-Haul Flights (Source: CNN)
Any air travel can be stressful, but facing down a long-haul flight can be especially intimidating.  Should you prioritize sleeping or eating, or both? Should you attempt to exercise in the aisle? Is it ever acceptable to take off your shoes?

Airlines’ Baggage Handling Improved In 2023 (Source: Travel Weekly)
Airlines’ baggage handling improved in 2023, according to aviation technology company SITA.  Globally, airlines mishandled 6.9 bags per 1,000 last year, according to SITA’s 2024 Baggage IT Insights Report.  That’s down 9.2% from a mishandled rate of 7.6 per 1,000 in 2022, even though passenger traffic increased by approximately 30% in 2023.

Lufthansa Airlines Begins Service Between MSP And Frankfurt, Germany (Source: MSP Airport)
Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa, launched its first-ever service from Minnesota on June 4 — a year-round route that adds an important new global connection between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and the airline’s Frankfurt (FRA) hub in Germany.  Lufthansa becomes the 19th airline operating at MSP and the airport’s first new transatlantic carrier in more than four years. The new service launched just as summer travel season kicks off with high demand from MSP to European destinations.


TSA Marks Another Record Day As Travel Demand Continues (Source: CBS News)
The Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2.9 million passengers at airport checkpoints on June 14, making it the second busiest day recorded this year. Airlines for America’s (A4A) summer air travel forecast projected that 271 million passengers will travel across the globe this summer — up 6.3% from last summer.


Virginia’s Dulles Airport Slated For New $700M Concourse (Source: WJLA-TV )
Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C., gave reporters a tour of the construction zone that is slated to become a new $700 million, 14-gate concourse. Airport Manager Richard Golinowski said an extension will add more gates to the new concourse four years later.

Prepare For Summer Road Construction Between MSP Terminals (Source: MSP Airport)
A high-volume route between the MSP terminals is under reconstruction this summer, which requires detours for some motorists.

Leisure Travel

The Top Las Vegas Dayclubs And Pool Parties For 2024 (Source: Travel Market Report)
Although pool season in Las Vegas begins in March, the dayclub/pool party scene is really just heating up now – along with the weather – as the city’s top venues compete to attract partygoers willing to pop in for bottle service, food, daybeds, and cabanas while enjoying tunes from top DJs and live artists. The mantra is party-hearty at these pulsating venues, where days of operation and entry prices/minimum spend vary.

10 Best Day Trips From Paris (Source: The Points Guys)
With the 2024 Summer Olympics about to turn Paris into one of the world’s busiest destinations, the City of Light is getting ready to welcome all sorts of travelers. While Paris is a treasure trove of activities and sights, sometimes you need to escape the crowds for a moment or two of quiet.

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