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October 14, 2021

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

Delta, Partners Make Terminal Connections Easier (Source: Delta News Hub)
Delta Air Lines is located in the same terminal as its partner airlines at 18 US airports and 11 international hubs, and will improve partner co-location over the next year at airports such as Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Santiago, Chile. “Being in the same terminal, and at adjacent departure gates, means customers can quickly and easily move from one aircraft to another, with our teams on hand to support if needed,” said Alain Bellemare, executive vice president and president-international for Delta.

Busy Holiday Weekend Brings Operational Woes to Southwest (Source: Business Travel News)
Southwest Airlines’ cancellation rate slowed on Monday following a weekend of widespread delays, speculation and finger-pointing. As of midday Monday, Southwest had canceled 365 flights, about 10 percent of its schedule, and was seeing delays on just under 20 percent of its flights, according to FlightAware data.

Delta to Launch Facial Recognition Program For PreCheck Members in Atlanta (Source: Business Travel News)
Delta Air Lines in the coming weeks will begin a facial recognition program for U.S. Transportation Security Administration PreCheck members at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the carrier announced.

General Interest

U.S. to Open Canadian, Mexican Borders For Fully Vaccinated Travelers in November (Source: BBC)
The US has said it will reopen its land borders with Mexico and Canada to fully vaccinated travellers from November. It means those sealed out of the US because of the pandemic can enter – for any reason – using land and ferry crossing points.

Canada Sets Vaccinate Mandate For Most Travelers (Source: TravelPulse)
Travelers ages 12 and up entering Canada by plane, ship or train must be fully vaccinated starting Oct. 30, the government announced this week. Those with only one vaccination must provide a negative COVID-19 test through Nov. 30, though exceptions will be made for those medically unable to receive the vaccine and for emergency travel.

Airports

LaGuardia Airport Rail Link Put On Back Burner (Source: The Associated Press)
A proposal to build a $2 billion rail link to take passengers to LaGuardia Airport has been put on hold in response to criticism by several local officials and a lawsuit by environment and neighborhood groups. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said it is suspending preparations for the project to evaluate alternatives.

Ground Transportation

Enterprise, National Extend Loyalty Status (Source: Business Travel News)
National Car Rental’s Emerald Club executive and executive elite members as well as Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Enterprise Plus silver, gold and platinum elite members whose status was set to expire on Feb. 28, 2022, will be extended to Feb. 28, 2023, due to the impact of Covid-19 on customers’ travel plans, Enterprise Holdings announced.

Leisure Travel

The 6 Scariest Haunted Houses in America (Source: SmarterTravel)
What level of thrill are you looking for this Halloween? Scare yourself silly at one of these incredibly spooky haunted houses (or maybe just skim this story in the middle of the day with all the lights on). Featuring everything from tunnels filled with live snakes to real electric shocks—these six haunted houses are the scariest in America.

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