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1. Inclement weather this month has delayed and canceled flights, and road travel has been rough. Has your travel been affected by recent storms?

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 24, 2015


2. Column: Watch out for in-flight Wi-Fi data caps

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 24, 2015

Passengers who use in-flight Wi-Fi should familiarize themselves with any data caps included with the service, lest they find themselves with a higher-than-expected bill at the end of the flight, advises columnist Paul Thompson. "From where I sit, airlines don't owe anything to those passengers who plead ignorance when the policies are clearly presented during the sign-in process," writes Thompson. Runway Girl Network (02/20)


3. Port Authority could lift ban on long-haul flights at LaGuardia

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 26, 2015

Authorities at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are considering lifting a ban on flights longer than 1,500 miles from New York's LaGuardia Airport. The Port Authority implemented the so-called perimeter rule "to encourage the use of LaGuardia by business people, who often make relatively short trips, and the use of Newark and Kennedy for vacation flights." Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (02/25) Bloomberg (02/25)


4. Air Canada to offer business-class service on transcontinental flights

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 24, 2015

Air Canada has announced the rollout of Business Class – Transcontinental, which will be available on flights between Toronto and San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Calgary, in addition to Montreal and Vancouver flights. The new service will be available beginning March 1. Frequent Business Traveler (02/23)


5. "Judge us for who we are," Spirit Airlines' CEO says of complaints

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 26, 2015

Spirit Airlines makes no apologies for being the most-complained-about U.S. carrier as passengers flock to take advantage of its low fares. "No one goes to Chick-fil-A and complains they can't get a burger. And people shouldn't come to Spirit if they want lots of legroom," said CEO Ben Baldanza. "Judge us for who we are." Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (02/25)


6. San Diego airport debuts Airspace Lounge

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 26, 2015

San Diego International Airport opened its first common-use lounge Wednesday. Airspace Lounge, operated by Swissport, is free for elite American Express card members. All other passengers can pay a daily fee to use the amenities at the lounge. San Diego Business Journal (02/25)


7. Delta to upgrade in-flight Wi-Fi

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 26, 2015

In 2016, Gogo will begin installing satellite-based Wi-Fi on Delta Air Lines planes that fly long routes in the U.S. and to Latin America and the Caribbean. The carrier also will upgrade air-to-ground Wi-Fi technology used on planes that fly short routes within the U.S. American City Business Journals (02/25) Forbes (02/25) Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The (02/25)


8. Southwest considers in-flight Wi-Fi upgrade

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 24, 2015

Runway Girl Network (02/21)


9. United to revamp first-class menu on regional flights

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 26, 2015

United Airlines plans to enhance its meal service for premium cabins on regional flights starting Sunday. A revamped menu on china with silverware will be offered on select United Express flights. American City Business Journals (02/25)


10. List: Luxury hotels for the high-tech traveler

SmartBrief for The Business Traveler | Feb 26, 2015

The Stanford Court in San Francisco, Hawaii's Turtle Bay Oahu and Hong Kong's The Peninsula top this list of properties that offer the latest in high-tech amenities for guests. JustLuxe (02/23)




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