LAX revamp will transform the airport | United to use Boeing 777-300ER jet for Mumbai-Newark service | Southwest to stop serving peanuts
July 12, 2018
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LAX revamp will transform the airport
A massive $14 billion project now underway is expected to be transformative for Los Angeles International Airport, with a rail connection to Los Angeles, new automated people mover, a new wing for rental car operations and parking, improved bathrooms and concessions and faster, more efficient security.
Los Angeles magazine (7/11) 
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United to use Boeing 777-300ER jet for Mumbai-Newark service
In October, United Airlines will deploy its Boeing 777-300E aircraft on its route between Mumbai, India, and Newark, N.J. The aircraft features new United Polaris business class seats.
The Financial Express (India) (7/10) 
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Southwest to stop serving peanuts
Southwest to stop serving peanuts
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Southwest Airlines has announced that it will stop serving peanuts on its flights. "Peanuts forever will be part of Southwest's history and DNA," the airline said. "However, to ensure the best on-board experience for everyone, especially for customers with peanut-related allergies, we've made the difficult decision to discontinue serving peanuts on all flights beginning Aug. 1."
CNBC (7/10) 
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American Airlines to eliminate plastic straws
American Airlines has announced it will eliminate plastic straws and stir sticks from its lounges this month and on flights in November. "We're cognizant of our impact on the environment and we remain committed to doing our part to sustain the planet for future generations of travelers," said American's Jill Surdek.
USA Today (7/10) 
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Refuel and Refresh
Marriott touts benefits of Starwood loyalty integration
Marriott Global Chief Commercial Officer Stephanie Linnartz says the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program is a "crown jewel," and complete integration of SPG into the broader Marriott Rewards platform is a top priority.
Hotel News Now (7/9) 
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Selina, geared toward remote workers, to open first US property in Miami
Armed with new financing, Israeli entrepreneurs Rafael Museri and Daniel Rudasevski plan to expand their four-year-old brand of boutique hotels geared to travelers known as digital nomads. Miami will be the first US location for the 25-property Selina chain.
Conde Nast Traveler online (7/11) 
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