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.
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."
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.
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.
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.