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October 14, 2022

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

United Plans 2023 Transatlantic Expansion (Source: Business Travel News)
United Airlines in 2023 will add transatlantic service to three cities and increase service to six more, the company announced Wednesday. The carrier will add service on May 27 between Newark Liberty International Airport and Stockholm and on May 31 between Malaga, Spain, and Newark. On March 25, United will add previously announced service between Newark and Dubai.

Delta Enhances Elite Frequent Flyer Benefits (Source: Inc.)
Delta Air Lines is enhancing its elite frequent flyer benefits while increasing the required spending for SkyMiles Medallion qualification. “These limited SkyMiles program changes are a necessary step toward both preserving and improving the customer experience for our most loyal and engaged Members,” said executive Dwight James.

You Can Now Earn Delta SkyMiles When You Buy Starbucks Coffee (Source: The Points Guy)
Your next cup of joe can now get you closer to a vacation.  On Wednesday, Delta Air Lines announced a new partnership with Starbucks in which members of both companies’ loyalty programs can now double dip on earning points and enjoy other perks.

Delta Air Lines CEO Proclaims Travel is ‘Countercyclical’ (Source: Skift)
Could it be that people will keep traveling even if the U.S. and Europe fall into recession?  Delta thinks so. People have more than two years of that pandemic cliche, “pent-up demand,” to get out of their system. That’s driving continued robust travel demand at Delta Air Lines, which sees no slowdown even as the economic outlook sours on both sides of the Atlantic.

Delta Invests $60M in Joby Aviation (Source: Business Travel News)
Delta Air Lines has made an upfront equity investment of $60 million in Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Joby Aviation, which is developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Delta plans to use the new aircraft for home-to-airport transportation for its customers, beginning in New York and Los Angeles. The investment could increase to up to $200 million based on the achievement of milestones on the development and delivery of the service.

Delta’s New Terminal Facility Debuts at LAX (Source: The Los Angeles Daily)
Delta Air Lines’ new Terminal 3 facility opened at Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, part of the airline’s $2.3 billion expansion project that will be fully completed in 2023. The terminal has eight of the nine gates in operation and a new 25,000 square foot Delta Sky Club, one of the airline’s largest Sky Clubs to date.

Hotels

Where to Find The Top Hotels For Business Travelers (Source: CNBC)
CNBC Travel has ranked the best hotels for business travelers, based on hotel amenities and facilities and customer evaluations in 117 locations. The analysis looked at over 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach Will Add an Events Center (Source: Travel Weekly)
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach has unveiled plans to build a 50,000-square-foot events center, which the hotel said will meet “the needs of the growing Miami market for business and leisure events.”  The center will be located adjacent to the 1,504-room hotel. It is expected to open in the first quarter of 2025.

Leisure Travel

9 Beautiful Castles in America That You Can Visit (Source: Conde Nast Traveler)
It’s hard to imagine that there are castles in America. Usually when picturing castles—whether romantic, medieval, or those of folklore—they’re often emblematic of far-flung corners of the world; remote destinations in European countryside, on mountaintops surrounded by moats in Asia. In reality, there are a plethora of dazzling U.S. castles: Here are nine of them, including how to get there and what else to see within their radius.

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