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October 3, 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.


6 airline stopover plans with great deals for passengers (Source: Forbes)
Airline stopover programs are a great way to get clients some extra travel at little to no cost, such as Turkish Airlines’ free hotel-transfers-tour in Istanbul and Finnair’s five-day Helsinki layover.

United Airlines expands premium economy seats to some domestic flights (Source: Simple Flying)
United Airlines will expand premium economy seats on some domestic flights aboard Boeing 787-10 aircraft starting Oct. 2.


$1.1B terminal planned for Pittsburgh airport (Source: Patch)
The Allegheny County Airport Authority in Pennsylvania plans to replace Pittsburgh International Airport’s 27-year-old terminal with a $1.1 billion facility that fits today’s transportation needs. 

Airports receive top spots, TSA satisfaction rises (Source: Forbes)
J.D. Power released its North America Airport Satisfaction Study for 2019, which found that Detroit Metropolitan, Portland International and Indianapolis International were the top airports, while Transportation Security Administration satisfaction also went up.

Atlanta airport hotel may break ground this year (Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle)
A Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand may grace a 14-story, 541-room hotel at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2022.

Nev. airport gets millions for improvements (Source: 8 News Now)
McCarran International Airport in Nevada has received $6.4 million in the latest distribution of grants from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

Wis. airport gets $3.5M construction grant (Source: WXOW.com)
LaCrosse Regional Airport in Wisconsin has received a $3.5 million federal grant to expand its aircraft parking apron, create additional hangar space and improve lighting.


Beatles suite at Seattle’s Edgewater embraces the Fab Four (Source: Forbes)
The Beatles laid their Fab Four heads on pillows at Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel in 1964, and a photo of them fishing from the window makes for an eternity-worthy sales promo. 

New Zealand puts out welcome mat for 4 Radisson properties (Source: Trade Arabia)
New Zealand soon will be home to four new Radisson properties: Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu in Lake Tekapo, and Radisson RED and Radisson Blu in Queenstown.

Photos: 5 of NYC’s best hotel lobbies (Source: Forbes)
A great hotel lobby makes a lasting first impression and feels welcoming throughout the day and night.


REAL ID: What’s in your wallet?  (Source: Airlines.org)
Every day, 2.4 million passengers board U.S. airlines to visit family, see friends, conduct business or enjoy a vacation.


Airbus previews “cabin of the future” (Source: CNN)
The airplane cabin of the future will include luggage bins that glow red when they’re full, seats tailored to passenger preferences and seat belts that alert cabin crew when they’re unbuckled, according to Airbus.

Congress approves bills that change TSA processes (Source: The Ripon Advance)
The US House of Representatives approved two bipartisan bills that will make changes to the screening process performed by the Transportation Security Administration.

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