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September 19, 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

Passengers vote for American, Delta for overall airline quality in US (Source: Travel Pulse)
Travel advisors can let clients know which airlines half a million passengers like most with the results of the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s survey based on a million flights on 600 airlines in four categories, with opinions on cabin service, seat comfort, food and beverage, Wi-Fi and entertainment.

Airports

Atlanta’s airport remains the world’s busiest for 21st straight year (Source: CNN Travel)
More than 107 million passengers flew through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport last year, making it the busiest passenger airport in the world for the 21st year in a row.

Calif. airport ahead of schedule on runway construction (Source: The Daily Journal)
San Francisco International Airport’s runway construction is ahead of schedule. The runway will increase airport capacity and minimize delays once reopened.

DFW to eliminate plastic straws (Source: The Dallas Morning News)
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is phasing out the use of plastic straws at its stores and restaurants. The airport’s largest airline, American, had already made a similar pledge.

La. airport improvements ahead of schedule (Source: Radio.com)
Construction for the new flyover ramps at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is beginning ahead of schedule, several years ahead of its initial opening date.

Several US airports to get makeover, new design (Source: Aviation Pros)
The French airport operator Groupe ADP has won contracts to offer planning services to Denver International Airport and six airports in the New York City area. 

Business Travel

Industry looks to focus on business traveler well-being (Source: Skift)
Companies are starting to pay more attention to the well-being of business travelers by making sure flight itineraries aren’t extremely stressful and accommodations have adequate exercise facilities and healthy food nearby.

Opinion: AI will grow to help meet needs of business travelers, corporations (Source: BTN)
Artificial intelligence can work to meet corporate needs as well as cater to employees’ needs when it comes to tailoring business travel experiences by collecting, organizing and drawing insights from data sets.

Hotels

San Francisco’s Palace Hotel filled with historical grandeur (Source: Forbes)
Debuting in 1875 as the world’s largest hotel, the four-diamond Palace Hotel in San Francisco is now in Marriott International’s Luxury Collection.

Security

TSA working to meet requirements of Modernization Act (Source: Fedscoop)
The Transportation Security Administration plans to roll out CT and CAT machines at airports across the nation this fall to assess liquids that are found in carry-on luggage.

US Senate passes bill to expand TSA Precheck (Source: Transportation Today)
The US Senate just passed the Transportation Security Administration Credential and Endorsement Harmonization Act of 2019 to expand the number of people who can participate in TSA Precheck to also include certain transportation workers.

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Pamela Jamma

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