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October 24, 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

$39+ Southwest Sale: 4,100 Routes Discounted (Source: Smarter Travel)
Valid through Thursday, Southwest’s limited-time airfare sale discounts fall and winter flights throughout the U.S. and to international destinations. 

American Travelers Still Don’t Know Their Rights When Flying (Source: Travel Pulse)
Memo to U.S. travelers: you’re leaving money on the table when it comes to filing claims with airlines.

JetBlue trying out $5 carry-on baggage check (Source: Paxex.Aero)
JetBlue is offering passengers boarding in Orlando, Fla., the option of checking a carry-on size bag for $5.

United plans to use larger aircraft (Source: Benzinga)
United Airlines plans to increase the size of the aircraft it deploys in 2020. Using larger planes is expected to increase efficiency, decrease costs and create more space for cargo customers.

Airports

Houston airport begins $1.2B terminal expansion (Source: KHOU)
Demolition of an old terminal is underway as work begins on a $1.2 billion expansion of the international terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. 

Kansas City airport makes progress on $1.5B terminal modernization (Source: Kansas City Business Journal)
Kansas City International Airport is progressing on a $1.5 billion terminal modernization project due for completion in 2023.

La. to debut new airport (Source: Nola.com)
The new terminal at Louisiana’s Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is expected to open Nov. 6.

Ohio airport completing $29M construction phase (Source: Dayton Business Journal)
Dayton International Airport in Ohio is on schedule to complete the first phase of a modernization project this month.

Photos: N.J. airport terminal framework complete (Source: NJBIZ)
The $2.7 billion Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey has reached a milestone with the completion of the skeletal framework and foundation.

Pittsburgh airport to build its own power grid (Source: TRIB Live)
Pittsburgh International Airport is scheduled to bring its own “microgrid” online in 2021, powering the airport with solar energy and natural gas drilled on its land by Peoples Natural Gas.

New traffic lanes the first phase of renovations at N.C. airport (Source: Charlotte Business Journal)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is opening new traffic lanes for rideshare drivers and commercial vehicles such as buses and shuttles in the first phase of a multibillion-dollar portfolio project.

Ground Transportation

Lyft, ADT partner on safety for passengers (Source: Intelligent Transport)
Lyft and ADT will integrate safety features into Lyft’s app. In the pilot, which should begin next year in nine US markets, Lyft users will be able to connect discreetly to security professionals if they feel unsafe.

Hotels

Boston’s new upscale hotels bring breath of fresh air (Source: Boston Globe)
Boston is seeing an upscale upturn, with Langham Hotel, Raffles Whitney, Four Seasons and Mandarin Oriental either refurbishing or building anew, adding to what is just 5% of the city’s hotel room inventory and overtaking every other hotel category. 

Goodbye, front desk: Hello to tomorrow’s hotel (Source: Phoenix Business Journal)
More technology use, greater emphasis on wellness and the phase-out of the front desk are among notable trends hotel guests will experience in the near future.

Haunted hotels make for frightfully fun stay (Source: New York Times)
Hotel del Coronado in California and the William O’Dale House in Fishers Island, N.Y. are among America’s supposedly haunted hotels.

Security

Precheck, Global Entry and more: Navigating security (Source: New York Times)
Author and frequent traveler Geoffrey Morrison compared four options for speeding through security processes at airports.

Minn. airport considers ways to streamline CBP, TSA efforts (Source: StarTribune)
As the numbers of travelers utilizing Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is projected to grow from 18.5 million passengers to 27 million over the next 20 years, the Metropolitan Airports commission consider ways to create efficiencies for travelers.

Vacation

10 high-value, low-cost places for a vacation (Source: CNBC)
Value doesn’t have to mean chintzy, as indicated by this list of 10 Best Value destinations for 2020, which includes far-flung locales as well as Buffalo, N.Y.

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