Air Canada named North America's Best Airline | Some international flyers arriving at JFK can skip baggage inspection | Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches online check-in site for any airline
June 22, 2017
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Air Canada named North America's Best Airline
Air Canada named North America's Best Airline
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Air Canada has been named North America's Best Airline at the Paris Air Show. "This award shows customers are enthusiastically embracing the significant investments Air Canada is making in its products and services," said Air Canada's President of Passenger Airlines Benjamin Smith.
Yahoo (6/20) 
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Some international flyers arriving at JFK can skip baggage inspection
A program will allow some travelers on international flights arriving at Terminal 4 of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to collect their baggage and bypass a secondary inspection by US Customs and Border Protection officers. An officer at the primary checkpoint will determine if a secondary inspection is required.
Frequent Business Traveler (6/20) 
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Lufthansa Innovation Hub launches online check-in site for any airline
The Lufthansa Innovation Hub's website enables check-ins on any airline that provides online check-in service.
Frequent Business Traveler (6/21) 
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The Smarter Traveler
Tips for a fast trip through airport security
Columnist Lucas Peterson shares advice on getting through airport security quickly and with as little fuss as possible. Tips include monitoring security checkpoint wait times via apps, putting small items in jacket pockets so they won't be lost and signing up for a Trusted Traveler program.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (6/21) 
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American Airlines elevates lounge dining experience at JFK
American Airlines is offering first-class cuisine at its lounge in New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Flagship First Dining Room is located in Terminal 8.
Bloomberg (6/21) 
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Refuel and Refresh
Hotel at San Francisco airport expected to open in 2019
Construction has begun on a luxury hotel at San Francisco International Airport, near Concourse A of the international terminal. The hotel is expected to open in summer 2019.
KGO-TV (San Francisco) (6/20) 
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Watergate Hotel tips hat to history with makeover of Room 214
The Watergate Hotel is remaking Room 214 to pay homage to the room's infamous role in American politics. "Because of the infamous break-in 45 years ago, the Watergate Hotel has been a household name with a scandalous past that can't be ignored," said Rakel Cohen of owner Euro Capital Properties.
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.) (6/19) 
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Encouraging young professionals
Starting out in a hospitality service role such as a hotel clerk, server or catering team member can help an individual develop interpersonal skills such as managing conflict resolution and effective communication. You learn to think on your feet and become adept at navigating change thanks to daily challenges that come with being on the front line of customer relations.
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