Hawaiian Airlines implements flexible rebooking for LAX passengers | TSA, CBP consider merging trusted traveler programs | Alaska Airlines celebrates National Ugly Sweater Day
December 7, 2017
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Hawaiian Airlines implements flexible rebooking for LAX passengers
Hawaiian Airlines implements flexible rebooking for LAX passengers
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Hawaiian Airlines is waiving change fees for flights through Los Angeles International Airport through Friday due to the wildfires in Southern California.
Big Island Now (Hawaii) (12/6) 
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TSA, CBP consider merging trusted traveler programs
TSA, CBP consider merging trusted traveler programs
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David Pekoske, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said he and Kevin McAleenan, acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner, may combine the agencies' Precheck and Global Entry trusted traveler programs. Together, the programs have about 12 million members.
Travel Weekly (12/6) 
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Alaska Airlines celebrates National Ugly Sweater Day
Alaska Airlines will this year celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day, Dec. 15, by granting early boarding privileges to customers wearing festive holiday sweaters. "This fun promotion not only allows guests to board early on that day, but gives people another opportunity to dust off that ugly holiday sweater hanging in the back of their closet," said Alaska Airlines managing director of marketing and advertising Natalie Bowman.
TravelPulse (12/6) 
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American Airlines to add extra-large storage bins to in-service Airbus A321s
American Airlines will retrofit 202 of its in-service Airbus A321s with extra-large storage bins, called Airspace XLs, which are designed to provide 40% more storage space.
Air Transport World (12/6) 
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Refuel and Refresh
Marriott to roll out new cards from JPMorgan, AmEx in 2018
Marriott loyalty programs will introduce new rewards credit cards in 2018 from American Express and JPMorgan Chase. The benefits and features will also apply to the existing Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards Visa cards as well as the Starwood Preferred Guest cards by American Express.
Reuters (12/5) 
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Colleges getting into hotel business
Ohio's Oberlin College, Pennsylvania's Swarthmore and Florida's Rollins College represent the trend of colleges owning hotels. The colleges often leave development and running the hotel to professionals.
Skift (12/5) 
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