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September 26, 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

JetBlue’s first Airbus A321neo enters service (Source: Media Post)
JetBlue’s first A321neo aircraft has entered service. 

United seat upgrade system improves incentives for premium fliers (Source: Skift)
United Airlines is changing its seat upgrade system to give more flexibility to its most loyal customers, the ones who fly at least 75,000 miles per year.

Airports

N.J. airport begins rental car facility construction (Source: Frequent Business Traveler)
Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., began construction on a new car rental facility that will house 10 different rental car brands at the airport.

Hotels

Gallery: Sneak peek at Grand Hyatt at San Francisco Airport (Source: SGGATE)
The $237 million Grand Hyatt at San Francisco International Airport — the only hotel on the airport grounds — opens Oct. 1 and is “an oasis of quiet,” thanks to hefty insulation and 4-inch-thick, triple-paned windows, Chris McGinnis writes.

How hotels are encouraging a good night’s sleep (Source: Smart Brief)
As hotels have realized that many travelers average just over five hours of sleep per night, they’ve ramped up efforts to help, offering such amenities as pillow menus, climate control, remote-control room lighting and aromatherapy, SmartBrief writes. 

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Renderings: Makeover plans for Boston’s historical Langham hotel (Source: Boston Business Journal)
The historical Langham hotel in downtown Boston closed this year for a renovation and will reopen next year.

Security

TSA pilots tablet program at BWI (Source: Travel Pulse)
Transportation Security Administration officials are testing using tablets to enroll passengers in the TSA Precheck program, piloting the program at Maryland’s Baltimore Washington International.

Trains

Amtrak rides the rails to short-haul future to pick up planes’ slack (Source: Skift)
Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson started two years ago on a plan to take advantage of airlines’ reduced schedules between small cities and rural areas, and the company has been hitting its goals.

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