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September 7, 2023

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JetBlue Updates Inflight Service Options (Source: Simple Flying)
JetBlue this fall is updating its food and beverage options in both economy and premium cabins, as well as amenity offerings. The new offerings include a seasonal build-your-own dining menu and a Strawberry Mule beverage that can be served with liquor or as a mocktail.

Airlines Note Impact Of Rising Fuel Costs (Source: BNN Bloomberg)
Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines have all warned of the surging price of jet fuel and its effects on operations and capacity. Fuel prices have climbed as much as 27% since the start of the quarter.

Air Canada To Upgrade Internet Tech On Aircraft (Source: Avionics International)
Air Canada will equip 95 more aircraft with upgraded satellite internet technology. “We’re confident Intelsat provides proven technology, an extensible platform and network, and the right vision for the future of in-flight connectivity,” said Mark Nasr, Air Canada’s executive vice president of marketing and digital.

General Interest

Mathematical Model Reveals Clues To Jetlag (Source: ScienceAlert)
As people age, signals from the brain’s central circadian clock to the organs’ peripheral clocks weaken, making it more difficult to recover from long-distance travel across time zones, but eating a single large meal early in the morning after travel can ease recovery from jetlag, according to a study in the journal Chaos. Researchers created computer models integrating central and peripheral circadian clocks, then analyzed the effect of cues such as food consumption and light exposure.

The 7 Best Rolling Suitcases According To Travel Experts (Source: SmarterTravel)
With hundreds of rolling suitcases on the market, how do you know which one is the best?  Choose an inferior bag and you could end up struggling with a wonky wheel or a zipper that won’t stay closed.  We consulted our team of expert travelers at SmarterTravel to find out which wheeled suitcases are the best.


Louisville Airport Rolls Out Upgrades (Source: WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV)
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport opened half of its new baggage claim area in time for the busy Labor Day weekend and more upgrades are in progress for the Kentucky airport. “We built the largest geothermal wellfield in existence at an airport” and are “upgrading all of our mechanical and electrical infrastructure to meet with that geothermal field,” said spokeswoman Megan Atkins Thoben.

Houston’s Hobby Airport Plans Expansion (Source: KHOU-TV)
Houston’s Hobby Airport is planning a $470 million expansion that will add seven gates to its West Concourse. The renovations, which will take about two years, also include an expanded baggage claim area.


Raffles Hotel In London Is Churchill’s Former War Office (Source: TravelPulse)
Following an eight-year renovation, the former war office of Sir Winston Churchill during World War II has been transformed into a luxury hotel that will open later this month in London. The hotel, which will be the first Raffles property in the city, features 120 rooms and suites, including a two-bedroom suite that once served as Churchill’s Army Council Room, as well as a Grand Staircase, 600-person ballroom and 85 residences.

Leisure Travel

These State Parks Showcase The Best Fall Foliage In October (Source: The Travel)
The dog days of summer are starting to fade away, and before people know it, the landscape will start bursting into spectacular colors, from fiery reds to oranges. Besides taking New England road trips or visiting the most idyllic spots in Vermont to see the leaves change, tourists can explore state parks that will make their foliage dreams come true.

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