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November 27, 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.

Airlines

Airlines, TSA are prepared for record number of holiday travelers (Source: WKRN.com)
Record numbers of passengers are expected to fly during the Thanksgiving travel period, and A4A says airlines are adding more than 800 flights per day to accommodate the demand, resulting in more than 100,000 seats.

Airports

Airport hospitality improves with tech tools, food options (Source: SmartBrief)
Airport lounges and restaurants are improving technology and food and beverage offerings to appeal to millennials and passengers traveling alone, according to Raymond Kollau, founder of AirlineTrends.

Holiday skating rinks among passenger perks at airports (Source: USA Today)
Denver International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport are opening ice skating rinks for the holiday season.

JFK airport reopens runway, begins construction on 2 terminals (Source: Travel Pulse)
New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport has reopened a critical runway that had been closed for repaving as part of a project that also added upgraded lighting and a new, high-speed taxiway.

Photos: $2B-plus terminal expansion on track at Orlando, Fla., airport (Source: Orlando Business Journal)
Construction is progressing on 19 additional gates for a south terminal worth more than $2 billion at Orlando International Airport in Florida.

Hotels

Chicago hotel’s robots have service down to a science (Source: Travel Pulse)
The tech-pervasive Hotel EMC2 in Chicago is offering a special package for guests enamored of its star attractions, concierge robots named Cleo and Leo.

Technology

New technology designed to help keep airports safe (Source: FOX4 Southwest Florida)
New technology called Hexwave, which was designed by the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, can be used in conjunction with Transportation Security Administration agents to help keep airports safe.

Security

11 credit cards that cover the cost of Global Entry and TSA PreCheck (Source: Conde Nast Traveler)
Sick of sitting in serpentine security lines and queuing up for interminable immigration processing?

Can I fly with pie?: TSA’s Twitter is a must-follow (Source: Forbes)
The Transportation Security Administration’s Twitter feed @AskTSA offers travelers insights into what can and can’t be brought in checked or carry-on luggage, says travel writer Suzanne Rowan Kelleher.

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