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September 12, 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.


A4A: Airlines are flying greener than ever before (Source: The Washington Times)
Airlines for America’s Nancy Young writes that US airlines have established themselves as a leader in the fight against climate change through advances in aircraft engine technology, sustainable aviation fuels and aviation infrastructure to meet emission targets.

Alaska Airlines to grant early boarding to passengers wearing football jersey  (Source: Travel Pulse)
Alaska Airlines is bringing back its Russell Wilson promotion, allowing passengers wearing the Seattle Seahawks quarterback’s Number 3 jersey to board flights departing from Seattle early through the 2019-2020 football season.

American invested almost $30B in aircraft, facilities, exec says (Source: USA Today)
American Airlines has invested almost $30 billion over the past six years in new aircraft and facilities, “probably more than has been spent in commercial aviation history,” American President Robert Isom said at an industry conference.

JetBlue to install AVANT entertainment systems in Airbus A220-300s (Source: Runway Girl)
JetBlue Airways will install the AVANT entertainment system from Thales in its new Airbus A220-300 aircraft expected to begin delivery in 2020.

Low-cost international airfares coming to an end (Source: Yahoo Finance)
Low-cost US-Europe flights — often as cheap as $300 round-trip — from carriers such as Iceland, Norwegian, Primera and Wow have helped push down prices from larger airlines.


Tribute Portfolio opening first Tampa-area property with Karol Hotel (Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal)
The 123-room Karol Hotel will open in Clearwater, Fla., this fall, and it will have a rooftop bar with a view of Tampa Bay.

Urban resort fees are becoming epidemic at big-city hotels (Source: Forbes)
Urban hotels, as opposed to full-fledged, sprawling resorts, have joined the resort fee bandwagon, calling them daily facility fees, guest amenities fees or destination fees.


Tech to be top guest in hotel rooms by 2034 (Source: Tec Republic)
Six artificial intelligence experts interviewed by Guestline envision a paperless, iPad-based future for hotels; wireless and smartphone technology taking the place of wired devices; and rooms and services managed primarily by voice command.


TSA screens record number of passengers, luggage (Source: Travel Pulse)
The Transportation Security Administration just wrapped up the summer season with nine of the top 10 busiest weeks ever during the summer, screening around 164 million pieces of checked luggage and 262 million people — the latter about 3.4% more than last year.

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