American Airlines to expand service with new flights from Philadelphia | Denver airport to launch $3.5B, 5-year renovation | Airlines rolling out automatic check-in option
February 15, 2018
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American Airlines to expand service with new flights from Philadelphia
American Airlines to expand service with new flights from Philadelphia
(American Airlines)
American Airlines will beef up its offerings from Philadelphia International Airport to include year-round flights to Zurich and seasonal service to Prague and Budapest. The carrier will also add service to Des Moines, Iowa; Madison, Wis.; and Omaha, Neb.
Delaware Business Now (2/13) 
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Denver airport to launch $3.5B, 5-year renovation
This year, Denver International Airport will launch a $3.5 billion, 5-year capital improvement plan that includes renovations to the Jeppesen Terminal and the relocation of Transportation Security Administration checkpoints. The airport served more than 61 million passengers in 2017, 5.3% more than in 2016.
The Moodie Davitt Report (2/14) 
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Airlines rolling out automatic check-in option
Some airlines have begun offering automatic check-in, giving travelers one less thing to do and allowing them to avoid airport lines. "Check-in is a process that can be automated and that has no additional value to the passenger, especially as many guests have seat reservations or preferences in their profile," said Bjorn Becker of Lufthansa Group. (2/13) 
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Airports improve service for passengers with hidden disabilities
Airports are working to help travelers with conditions like blindness or autism comfortably navigate their facilities. Special accommodations include sensory rooms, lanyards that alert airport staff that a traveler might need extra help and smart glasses that help agents guide vision-impaired travelers.
Airport Technology (UK) (2/13) 
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Refuel and Refresh
What do business travelers want from their hotel?
Great food, plenty of activities, local color, unusual amenities and tech-savvy, convenient rooms are the five hotel features business guests demand most, according to online booking company Upside Travel. The firm cites several hotels as standouts for delivering these perks.
San Francisco Chronicle (tiered subscription model) (2/13) 
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Energy-positive hotel planned for Norway's Arctic region
A hotel being planned for a 2021 opening in northern Norway is expected to be the first above the Arctic Circle to produce more energy than it uses. Svart, designed by noted firm Snohetta, will maximize absorption of sunlight as well as employ geothermal wells and advanced building materials.
FastCoDesign (2/13) 
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