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March 23, 2023

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.


Delta Sets Standard For Bag-To-Claim (Source: The Motley Fool)
Delta Air Lines guarantees that passengers’ checked bags will arrive at the carousel within 20 minutes of arrival. SkyMiles members are eligible to receive 2,500 bonus miles in the event that the airline fails to meet this guarantee.

Southwest Video Pokes Fun At Ways To Keep A Row To Yourself (Source: New York Post)
A humorous video released by Southwest depicts a passenger resorting to stunts in order to keep a row to himself, including stretching his legs across the empty seats next to him. The passenger is shown doing “the encouraging seat pat” and “upfront decline” as ways to reserve space for himself.

FAA Issues New Safety Guidelines Amid Recent ‘Close Calls’ At US Airports (Source: The Points Guy)
The Federal Aviation Administration issued new safety recommendations on Wednesday, a week after the agency hosted a “Safety Summit” with airline and industry leaders near Washington, D.C.  In a new Safety Alert for Operators — essentially a memo to airlines, pilots, air traffic controllers and others — the agency called for stakeholders to review existing safety best practices and be vigilant for hazards and risks.

Delta, United, American Respond To Transatlantic Demand (Source: Reuters)
American, Delta and United are among US carriers increasing capacity to Europe in response to traveler demand. Transatlantic flights drive revenue for many airlines and demand is coming back strong. “I would urge you to tell all your neighbors if they’re trying to go to Rome this summer, they better book early,” said United Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella.

American Airlines Won’t Delay Shift In Ticket Sales (Source: Skift)
American Airlines has ruled out delaying the removal of 40 percent of its airfares from traditional retail channels next month.  That’s despite lobbying by the American Society of Travel Advisors, which asked the carrier to push back its move date of April 3 to the end of the year.


A Day In The Life Of ‘Luggage’ (Source: Travel Daily)
When you check in, your luggage embarks on its own journey to your final destination.  While there’s possibly some anxiety around whether your bags will make it to the same airport as you, the logistics of luggage handling has become a well-oiled machine that has been refined over decades. Here, Artemis Aerospace takes us through the carefully synchronized stages which ensure you are safely reunited with your belongings at the other end.

Leisure Travel

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Nashville (Source: SmarterTravel)
Nashville is filled with things to do for everyone, and, you may be surprised, it is not just for country music fans.  Music is huge in Nashville, but it is  for music lovers of all genres.  You’ll also find a city steeped in history, fantastic shopping, and fantastic restaurants.

The Best European Cities For Mixing Business And Leisure (Source: Forbes)
With the remote working trend showing no sign of slowing, more and more travelers are looking to mix business with a little luxury and leisure.  Many European countries have begun offering digital nomad visas, including Portugal, Spain and Greece.

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