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Long TSA Lines Cause 70,000 Passengers Miss Their Flights in 2016

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The long lines waiting to pass through Transportation Security Administration checkpoints at airports isn’t just frustrating and inconvenient – it has actually caused 70,000 travelers, specifically on American Airlines, to miss their flight this year, according to a new report. The TSA has come under intense scrutiny in recent months, as passengers, airlines and lawmakers…

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Million Dollar Question: Will Delta’s “Innovation Lanes” Speed Up TSA Security Screening?

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Earlier this week Delta revealed a gift to the TSA at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport: a pair of security screening lanes Delta calls “Innovation Lanes.” Delta spent over two months and around a million dollars on the Innovation Lanes which have the goal of speeding up the security screening process in two ways: allowing up…

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American Airlines Increasing Admirals Club Fees

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American Airlines has published on their site, that they will be increasing the price of their American Airlines Admirals Club membership starting July 25, 2016. New Pricing for Admirals Memberships: New Pricing for Admirals Memberships Using Miles: Bottom Line: Delta recently increased their SkyClub membership pricing, so it’s no surprise that American is doing the…

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Southwest Airlines New Interior And Seats Almost Ready To Enter Service

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This week Southwest Airlines took delivery of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft with its all new “Heart Interior” which will be seen in 2017 as a part of being the launch customer of the Boeing 737-MAX aircraft. The two aircraft have tail numbers 8687 and 8688. One was flown from Payne Field (PAE) in Everett, Washington…

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Uber’s Latest Move Could Involve Using Self-Driving Cars

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Brace yourself for driverless cars. Car service app Uber has been reportedly testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Here’s more information from the Associated Press: “Uber says it has outfitted a Ford Fusion hybrid with radars, laser scanners and high-resolution cameras. It’s using the car to test self-driving capability and collect mapping data. A trained…

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Will Chicago Be The Next City Abandoned By Uber and Lyft?

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Just a little over two weeks after ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft pulled out of the Austin, TX market over a City Council ordnance upheld by voters, Uber and Lyft are threatening to leave Chicago over a proposal that would have Uber and Lyft drivers fingerprinted, and background checked. According to the Chicago Sun-Times Ald.…

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Here’s How In-Flight Entertainment Just Got a Whole Lot Fancier

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There’s no worse feeling than boarding a long-flight and realizing that the seats have no in-flight entertainment system. JetBlue Airways was one of the first airlines to offer free in-flight satellite television and many say the airline sparked a new normal throughout the industry: that in-flight entertainment should be a standard, not a luxury. That…

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Southwest Airlines Expanding Service To Mexico

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Southwest is looking to add service to Mexico from Los Angeles to 3 cities, Cancun, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta now that the new aviation agreement between Mexico and the U.S. has been finalized. Southwest has confirmed what we wrote about earlier this month in Mucho Mexico? Southwest Airlines Hints Of Expanded Service In Mexico. Southwest…

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How Airlines Are Combating Long Security Lines at Airports

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If you’ve flown recently, chances are you have experienced long security lines at the airport. That’s because the Transportation Security Administration is under staffed. The PreCheck program has over 9 million members, but the TSA was expecting 25 million people to sign up. And TSA reduced its workforce by roughly 4,000 inspectors amid expectations that…

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Earn 1,000 Bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles

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Alaska Airlines has a launched a new promotion for Mileage Plan members, where you can earn 1,000 bonus miles for each qualifying global partner you fly internationally from June 1, 2016, through September 15, 2016. Earn 1,000 bonus miles with our global partners. We want you to see the world and earn bonus Mileage Plan miles…

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The Differences Between the 3 New York City Area Airports (JFK, LGA, EWR)

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New York City is one of the largest cities in the world and it has three airports supporting the metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Both LaGuardia Airport and Kennedy Airport are located in Queens, New York, which is a borough of New York City. Kennedy…

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American and United Airlines Trying to Compete with Budget Carriers

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Low budget carriers have spooked some of the major airlines.  But that’s good for customers like you and me. Various news reports say some of the biggest airlines – United Airlines and American Airlines – are set to compete more closely with the lower priced, no-frills airlines. Here’s more information from Bloomberg News: “By year-end, the…

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Southwest Airlines Holiday Schedule Opens Tomorrow – Should You Book Or Wait?

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Southwest Airlines is currently accepting reservations through November 4, 2016 but tomorrow – Thursday May 19 – Southwest Airlines will be opening their schedule for bookings thru January 4, 2017. The schedule is often loaded early in the morning – prior to 6am central daylight time. Southwest.com has been known to have glitches when the…

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Uber Prepares To Enter San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Late last month the local Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTOP) in Puerto Rico filed a regulation that eases government restrictions, thereby providing ride-hailing services, such as Uber, as an alternative to taxis and public transportation on the island. According to Caribbean Business, “services will reportedly be available at least in the San Juan…

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Delta Discounted Award Tickets from 5,000 SkyMiles

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Delta has launched another award travel deal, where you can book discounted award tickets, starting at 5,000 SkyMiles each way, when you book now through June 7, 2016 for travel between August 23, 2016 and November 16, 2016. Promotional Details:  Origins & Destinations | One-way Award fares starting at 5,500 miles plus taxes and fees on select flights within…

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Flight Attendant Allegedly Stole Plane’s Liquor Bottles, Then Sold Them Online

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A flight attendant for Delta Air Lines has been busted for allegedly stealing the plane’s small bottles of liquor and then selling them online for a profit. Airlines typically sell these bottles of alcohol or offer them for free for long-haul international flights. The woman in question was said to have stolen 1,500 bottles. Here…

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