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May 11, 2023

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Inside Delta’s Stunning New Sky Club In Minneapolis (Source: The Points Guy)
Delta Air Lines wants to position itself as America’s premium airline.  From fancy onboard cabins to upgraded catering to free fleetwide Wi-Fi, the airline is on a mission to elevate the travel experience (and charge you extra for it).  Perhaps nowhere is that strategy more apparent than in the carrier’s latest upgrades to the Sky Club network. The network now includes a collection of lounges that travelers actually want to visit — so much so that overcrowding has become an everyday phenomenon.

Biden Plans To Bolster U.S. Airline Consumer Protections (Source: CNBC)
U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday said his administration is writing new rules that will require airlines to compensate passengers with cash for significant flight delays or cancellations when the carriers are responsible.  “Our top priority has been to get American air travelers a better deal,” Biden said.

A Conversation With Bob Somers, Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President Of Global Sales (Source: ASTA)
ASTA’s Mark Meader, Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs & Education, recently spent time talking with airline industry innovator Bob Somers, Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Delta Airlines. In his role, Bob is responsible for leading a global sales team focused on maximizing premium revenue and share performance with Delta’s commercial account base around the world.


A Look At $19B In Upgrades Slated For JFK Airport (Source: Simple Flying)
A $19 billion redevelopment promises to transform New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to accommodate a projected 75 million passengers in 2030, compared with 55 million in 2022. Four major terminal projects are included to provide a more unified layout, better gate capacity and increased security, as well as lounge and retail facilities.


Best Hotels In Boston, Including The Four Seasons And The Fairmont (Source: The Points Guy)
Boston is a city with many proud nicknames: Hub of the Universe, the City on a Hill, the Athens of America, Titletown and the Cradle of Liberty, just to name a few.  But this proud New England city, also one of America’s oldest, is a great place to spend a few days exploring U.S. history, nature and culture — and feast on a few lobster rolls, of course. The mix of wide boulevards like Commonwealth Avenue in historic Back Bay and the winding, gaslit streets of Beacon Hill give Boston more of a European vibe than other cities in the U.S.

Leisure Travel

The 5 Best Museums In Washington, DC, You Haven’t Heard Of (Source: The Points Guy)
Washington, D.C., is a paradise for museum lovers. No first trip would be complete without hitting cultural icons like the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Free, walkable and filled with world-renowned exhibits, it’s no wonder these perennial favorites resonate with every age group.

27 Of The Best Free Things To Do In London (Source: The Points Guy)
London isn’t the world’s cheapest destination, but there are still plenty of inexpensive ways to experience the U.K. capital.  From enjoying green spaces and natural wonders to stocking up on knowledge at free museums and art galleries, you can easily create a jam-packed London itinerary without shelling out hard cash. This will help keep your travel costs low or allow you to save money for a specific paid excursion.

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