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October 31, 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.


United to enlarge overhead bins (Source: Travel Pulse)
United Airlines is adding larger overhead bins to its fleet that will eliminate the need to check carry-on bags.

United to invest $40M in sustainable fuel, related technology (Source: Travel Pulse)
United Airlines has pledged to invest $40 million in development of sustainable aviation fuels and other technologies designed to reduce its carbon footprint.


Billions approved for N.Y., N.J. airport construction (Source: The Wall Street Journal)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has approved billions of dollars in funding for projects at the region’s three main airports.

Chicago O’Hare begins runway extension (Source: Airport Technology)
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport has begun work in extending a runway, the final phase of a $334 million reconstruction that replaced intersecting, diagonal runways with a parallel arrangement.

New $3.9B LaGuardia Airport concourse opens (Source: NY Daily News)
A seven-gate concourse that costs $3.9 billion has opened at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Ground Transportation

Lyft subscription service features priority pick-up at airports (Source: Travel & Leisure)
Lyft’s new membership program — Lyft Pink service — offers priority airport pick-up for subscribers, along with a 15% discount off all rides.


Hotels court business travelers with food, wine (Source: Smart Brief)
Hotels catering to business travelers are raising the bar with more nutritious and diverse food options, wine tastings, and more perks for loyalty members. 

State-by-state slideshow of top historical hotels (Source: The Stacker)
Alabama’s Tutwiler Hotel, Arizona’s Weatherford Hotel, Indiana’s West Baden Springs Hotel and Missouri’s Hotel Frederick are featured on this list of historical hotels in all 50 states. 

You’ll want to check out these Halloween hotels (Source: Forbes)
Castles in the UK, a former jail in Canada and a converted ocean liner in Long Beach, Calif., make a travel writer’s list of the six scariest hotels to stay-if-you-dare this Halloween season.


Senators urge TSA to increase staffing at Minn. airport (Source: WCCO4)
Minnesota’s US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, have asked the Transportation Security Administration to increase TSA staffing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.


How UK’s Dec. 12 general election could affect travel industry (Source: Travel Agent Central)
A Dec. 12 general election in the UK may shuffle around lawmakers — and thus Brexit votes — though the announcement has not altered the value of the pound.

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